24 October 2002

I Love Concrete

Freelance graphic designer Sam Oakley has built on his love of the ‘brutalist aesthetic’ for his first solo art exhibition in London. I Love Concrete features screen-printed vinyl-cut graphic paintings of five landmarks of the architectural style: Bedford House and Trellick Tower, along with the Brunswick, Barbican and South Bank centres. ‘I like their uncompromising […]

Taxi packs sweet Somerfield look

Bristol-based consultancy Taxi Studio has redesigned Somerfield’s own-brand range of children’s sweets in a campaign to be rolled out this week. The supermarket chain has changed some of its suppliers in a bid to improve the quality of its 12-strong sweet range. It briefed Taxi to come up with a presence to communicate this to […]

Call for entries

The D&AD Student Awards are now open for applications. Categories include, graphics, product and environmental design. The entry deadline is 28 March 2003. Contact: Anna Bailey on 020 7840 1113 or e-mail anna@dandad.co.uk.

Reassuring words that can inspire future generations

With regard to Judy Delin’s Private View (DW 3 October), as a teen-ager, I told my mother I wanted to pursue a career in graphic design. ‘That’s good, dear. You’re going to be an artist’, she replied. I had to explain it would be like working with words and pictures to create a visual message. […]

Be creative in motivating staff and winning loyalty

This week’s Design Week is likely to be one of the most thumbed through issues of the year. While consultancy bosses rush to see how their groups have fared in our two top polls, the Top 100, last published in June, and the Creative Survey, due out in November, their staff eagerly await the results […]

Ideas about being bigger than the client aren’t funny

At a recent meeting, under the auspices of Packaging Solutions Advice Group, many of the most intelligent and creative minds in the design business were gathered to consider the perennial issue of free-pitching. Also present were three of the most influential buyers of design in the fmcg business. It was a disappointment, therefore, to find […]


Westcliff-based Storm has designed postcards, posters and advertisements for Silverlink Metro’s half-term offers. The work features illustrations by George Onions.


Contemporary ceramics are on show at Handle with Care until 2 November. A lecture by exhibitor Chris Keenan takes place on 30 October at 2.30pm at the gallery. Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre, Bluecoat Chambers, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX.

Postcard book from Royal Mail

Royal Mail has released a postcard book, designed by Delaney Design Consultants, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the post box. Called Post Boxes: A Celebration in Postcards, the book is billed as celebrating ‘the richness of an icon of community, communication and the Kingdom’. The book contains 25 reproductions of Post Office posters from […]


Norwich-based group The Market Place has appointed Scott Rozier as art director. Rozier joins from west London group Fonda where he was senior designer.


Patrick le Quément, Renault senior vice-president of corporate design, has been awarded the Raymond Loewy Foundation Designer Award for his ‘forward-thinking’ ideas in automobile design.

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