24th September 2009

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Brighton & Hove’s 20 new street signs, get installed in the city centre

Brighton & Hove’s first 20 new street signs, designed by Applied Information Group, have been installed in the city centre. The pedestrian-centric wayfinding system, which includes print and interactive digital maps, is intended to reduce dependence on the car and public transport. Mapping and signage in car parks, at bus stops and inside Brighton train […]

BDI appoints four regional directors

British Design Innovation has appointed four new regional directors ahead of a restructure of the organisation that will turn it into ‘a regional, franchise-style co-operative’, according to chief executive Maxine Horn.

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Stoke it up

The promotional material for the inaugural British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent does a fine job: with its dashes of hot,fluorescent pink, it heralds a vibrant and innovative series of events – a refreshing step away from staid and traditional pottery connotations. But tapping into the city’s history is also a key element of the biennial, […]

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We’re worth more than this

The free-pitch debate refuses to go away, so it’s up to design groups to stand their ground and educate clients. Shan Preddy argues the case

La Prison Celeste, 1963, by Jane Graverol

Sister acts

The anarchic potential of Surrealism allowed women artists to explore the female experience, independent of the centuries-old imperative of pandering to the male gaze. Maeve Hosea previews an exhibition of their often disturbing work

Illustration by Farah Behbehani for Alef magazine

Tracing the line

Hand-lettering has become increasingly popular in recent years as companies look for ways to move beyond the impersonality and repetition of set fonts. Anna Richardson reports on the rediscovery of calligraphy

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]