Those miffed by the fact that The Burton Group is offering Joe Public the chance to rename its holding company, rather than using an expensive branding agency, could do worse

Blair initiative to boost UK design

Prime Minister Tony Blair has made a personal foray into design, asking the Design Council to run brainstorming sessions on using design to take Britain into the millennium. He identified

Land of the superlatives

As a contrast to the bevy of major US building schemes, Peter Hall finds inspiration in a series of low budget architecture projects by a group of Southern students.


Liverpool has a new bar, intended to be cool, calm and understated, called XS. Interiors are by Judge Gill Associates and the graphics by Via Design. The interiors of the


For all cartoon lovers: a new Titan comic book, Sin City: That Yellow Bastard, is available from 25 July. This is the fourth collection from writer/artist Frank Miller in the


For those of you in Scotland, the Glasgow 1999 Centre presents Land Arch, an exhibition by architect Massimiliano Fuksas. Recent projects by Fuksas are displayed featuring paintings, models and video

Lottery to add ‘good cause’

The design industry stands to gain on the swings what it loses on the roundabouts, following Government proposals for the National Lottery. A White Paper published this week proposes to

HMV changes plans

Entertainment chain HMV has cancelled plans to use a UK design group to replace its existing in-store signage. – The chain had established a four-strong shortlist for the project (DW

New leader for the CSD

Talking of change, it’s good to see that the Chartered Society of Designers’ Council has finally declared Adrienne LeMan CSD president, some five weeks after Nick Jenkins resigned. LeMan has


Roots, an Exhibition of the Tree at The Association of Photographers opens on 29 July. This evocative and popular subject has been captured in many different ways, and this exhibition

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