Designers make sense of London’s changing transport

The London Transport Museum has enlisted a host of designers to work alongside its in-house team for the Sense and the City exhibition, which opens next month. Sense and the City: Smart, Connected and on the Move runs from 1 July to 18 March 2012 and will explore how emerging technologies are changing the way […]


Hair care bunch

We Are Him and Her has redesigned the new haircare range for celebrity hairdresser Denise McAdam. The range, consisting of 20 products, will be launched nationwide towards the end of the month. Creative director Glenn Kiernan says, ’We built on her Scottish roots with a modern tartan expression which could differentiate the collection, and created […]


Aloha Mahiki

Design Bridge has created packaging designs for a premium coconut liqueur being launched by west London nightclub Mahiki, the favoured haunt of Princes William and Harry. The consultancy has worked up a look that uses influences from Polynesian surf culture and scoured vintage shops for Hawaiian shirt patterns. Design Bridge worked with clients Diageo and […]

If Agency

It’s a done deal as If Agency creates used-car sales pitch

The If Agency has created new branding and a launch campaign for online used-car seller Netcars.com, creating new characters, watercolour illustrations and a new typeface. The consultancy was appointed in April following a seven-way creative pitch. Jo Whiteley, If creative director, says, ’We loved the clean, simple Netcars.com logo and colour palette, so that was […]

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It’s all change at the D&AD and Heavenly as heads step down to go it alone

It’s been a week of significant change for design, with key players Martin Lambie-Nairn and D&AD chief executive Tim O’Kennedy separately throwing up their jobs to pursue a more independent future. Lambie-Nairn’s decision to quit branding group Heavenly full-time is a classic case of an industry great downsizing to balance their lives rather than continue […]


Lethal flies the flag for British Music’s digital mission to US

Lethal has art directed the campaign for British Music’s Digital Music Mission to the US. Initiated by the Association of Independent Music and UKTI, which appointed Lethal directly in March, a brief was set ’to move away from the stereotypical pixellated graphics often used to portray the digital space’, according to Lethal director Jesse Boyce. […]


Parliament of Owls online masterclass forum to go live

Parliament of Owls, the live online design masterclass programme, has completed its London trials and is now ready for full launch in the autumn. The initiative, the brainchild of designer Daniel Charny of From Now On and co-founder Dee Halligan, features a series of masterclasses broadcast over the Web, conducted by some of the biggest […]


News in Pictures

Typographic artworks by Edwin Pickstone will be on show until 24 July in the O! and Other Letters show at Glasgow’s Briggait. The exhibition, part of this year’s Glasgow Merchant City Festival, has been commissioned by design curator Panel.

Tangent Graphic

News in Pictures

Tangent Graphic has created the identity for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, to be held in August.


Do laws pack clout?

With sustainable packaging regulations set for an update, Angus Montgomery discovers that many packaging designers feel that current legislation is ’passive’ and doesn’t take their needs into account

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