24 November 2005


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Profile: Robert Opie

Robert Opie’s vast collection of packaging, dating back to the 1800s, provides a colourful history of marketing design and triggers a strong sense of nostalgia. John Stones takes a trip

Sam Buxton designs car coat hanger

Product designer Sam Buxton has designed a car coat hanger under a commission by car manufacturer Vauxhall. Comprised of three main parts, the hangers allow multiple objects to be hung


Everyone talks about creativity these days, but not so many people genuinely invest in it. So I’ve always been inspired by PizzaExpress’ commitment to contemporary art. Over the past 40

Pandora’s box

David Bernstein discovers a mixture of surprises when he opens up the latest official design industry report, but says it’s still best to keep informed.

Nestlé axes in-house design team

Nestlé UK has disposed of its in-house design division, Group Creative Services, in an arrangement with US-based packaging design specialist Anthem Worldwide. The services and 50-plus employees of Group Creative

Sorrell’s sharp tongue over rivals

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell accused rival marketing services networks of engaging in ‘desperate’ behaviour to win business and attract top staff, according to reports this week. At a conference

Hamleys to expand into global toy market

Hamleys is looking to reposition itself as a premium global toy brand, opening standalone stores in capital cities worldwide and redesigning the packaging for its entire range of products.The toy

Thinkfarm builds Roundhouse identity

Roundhouse, the cultural centre located in London’s Camden, has unveiled its revamped brand identity, designed by Thinkfarm, ahead of the venue’s reopening next spring. The building, where the likes of

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