Calculated risk-taking and ‘creative bravery’ will pay off

I agree wholeheartedly with Jonathan Ford’s phrase ’creative bravery’ being the right approach to the challenging times we are in (Comment, DW 17 June). It is our role as creative thinkers to take the lead and show more traditional businesses how to innovate and have the confidence to put new ideas into practice. Business, almost […]

The Science Museum logo is a bold statement that reinvigorates the genre

The debate about the logo in identity took a new twist this week with the launch of Johnson Banks’ bold branding for the Science Museum (see News, page 3), flouting any notion that the logo is on its last legs. Someone co-founder Simon Manchipp kicked off the discussion earlier this year, with the view that […]

Graduate work from Central St Martins

It’s show time

It’s not hard to find something to enjoy this week – the sunshine, the World Cup (perhaps), Wimbledon or a festival. But if you fancy a more cerebral and imaginative way to enhance your week then look no further than a graduate show or two. In the last couple of weeks degree shows across the […]

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Time for tea

Builders’ or antioxidant, herbal or fragrant, tea is a drink of many guises. Sipped, slurped and revered, a cup of tea is appreciated across the globe, and drinking tea is a favourite pastime in the UK. Museums Sheffield is celebrating this national obsession in Teatopia, an exhibition that charts tea’s rise from its beginnings as […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Between the lines

The tried and tested formula of slapping a movie poster on the cover was not an option when publisher Vintage decided to celebrate books that have achieved box office success in film adaptation. Anna Richardson talks to the publisher’s creative team about the design story behind their innovative concept

Product labels for Museumaker products at Woodhorn Museum

Culture hubs

When it comes to museum retail it’s never enough to simply replicate the high street. The shop represents a cultural institution, so the environment and merchandise should have soul. As Anna Richardson discovers, when it’s done well it greatly enriches a day out

Mark Denton

Profile: Mark Denton

Coy Communications’ advertising and design virtuoso has made an art out of following through his whims, describing his work as ‘a series of schoolboy jokes with a high-end finish’. Jim Davies looks back over his long, multifaceted career


Who would you like to have seen honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, and why?

BBC should stay true to its values to retain our respect

Regarding your Voxpop (DW 10 June) relating to the major branding challenges the BBC faces following its strategy review, I feel that it needs to get itself out of the news. If it could get its wranglings and reviews off-air and out of the press, then maybe the chattering classes will forget about eavesdropping on […]

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