23rd July 2009

News in Pictures

The Crafts Council has acquired 11 new works for its collection of contemporary British craft, including pieces by Lin Cheung, Angela Jarman, Lina Peterson and Merete Rasmussen

David Bowden of Bowden Design

News in Pictures

David Bowden of Bowden Design has designed the promo packaging for new Sugababes single Get Sexy, using an oversized foil flow-wrap normally used for condom packaging. The promo launches ahead of the single, which is out in three weeks on Island Records.

Mostra creates news crest for Notts County

London consultancy Mostra has designed a new crest for League Two football club Notts County. Following the club’s recent acquisition by Middle Eastern consortium Munto Finance, Mostra was briefed to design a new crest that retained much of the club’s heritage while modernising it to symbolise the club’s potential.

Small Black Room develops poster campaign for the Crown Estate

Small Black Room has developed a poster campaign for the Crown Estate to promote London’s Regent Street for the summer. The campaign, which will appear in bus stops, will feature two poster executions, which complement each other. One design will show an arrow image (pictured), created using store names, which will point north or south […]

Based Upon creates artwork for the Lucida New York residential condominium

Based Upon has created an artwork for the lobby of the Lucida New York residential condominium, which has been designed by architect Cook & Fox and interior designer S Russell Groves. Based Upon took moulds of natural surfaces in the city’s Central Park, capturing etched graffiti, striations of bark and graphite surfaces of rock. The […]

The RSA unleashes its design manifesto

The Royal Society of Arts’ Design & Society manifesto is being launched tomorrow. The manifesto, written by RSA director of design Emily Campbell, outlines the society’s plans for its engagement with design. It is titled ‘You know more than you think you do: Design as resourcefulness and self-reliance’. Campbell says the key messages are ‘to […]

Xsite interiors for Newcastle boutique venture Saints Hotel

Xsite is creating interiors for a new boutique hotel in Newcastle, scheduled to open in January 2010. The ten-suite Saints Hotel at Friar House, which was named and branded by Newcastle-based Gardiner Richardson, will include a wine bar, a lounge, a 60-seat restaurant, a 24-seat tearoom and a retail offer. Saints owner S2 Hotels appointed […]

TDC creates Dubai’s version of the Oyster card

Transport Design Consultancy has designed Dubai’s version of the Oyster travel card. The Nol card will be the Gulf region’s first-ever stored-value travel card, and will enable passengers to use all modes of public transport in Dubai, including Metro, marine and bus services. Transport Design Consultancy started working on the cards, for client Dubai Roads […]

Hidden Art creates South Bank show for 20th birthday

Hidden Art, the organisation which assists and promotes UK design talent, is creating an exhibition in London’s Oxo Tower Museum to celebrate 20 years in business. ‘[Transforming Products into Passion] is a retrospective exhibition built around a timeline to visually retell our story, and hopefully it will exhibit work from each year of our existence,’ […]

Six brands Tom Foulkes blog

Leicestershire-based consultancy Six has designed and branded a blog (pictured) for Tom Foulkes, head of development marketing, retail, at Land Securities.Six was appointed to the work, which is a private project and not affiliated to Land Securities, just over a month ago, according to the consultancy’s managing director Darren Jessop. Jessop and Foulkes met when […]

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