25 February 2010


The new, improved Design Week

It’s finally here. The redesigned Design Week has hit the news stands. But if you can’t wait for your copy here is a peek of the new design, led by art director Sam Freeman. It’s all change. The old font Univers has been replaced by Akkurat font from Line To and the coated paper stock […]

Mural in Margate

A mural mishap in Margate

Poor Margate’s been unwell for some time, and now this mural has happened, which is a bit like telling a terminally ill woman you’re about to give her a makeover and blapping her on the face. Margate is persistently rumoured to be on the brink of regeneration, but until the Turner Contemporary Gallery arrives and […]

Thirty-year digital moving image installation

If you stumble into the east end ticket hall of Canary Wharf Underground station this April, you will come across a large-scale projection of Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez/ Richfield, Kansas) – a digital moving image piece that develops in real time for a 30-year period – by Irish artist John Gerrard. The scene features […]

New British Film Institute DVD: Design for Today

You can pick up design tips from Barbara Hulanicki, Zandra Rhodes, and the inimitable Joyce Grenfell thanks to a series of reissued movies from the British Film Institute. Source: BFI Design for Today DVD Sleeve On 22 March the BFI is re-releasing the second volume of Design For Today, a set of documentary films from […]

Faxed drawings by UK artist Jimmy Turrell (left) and Brazilian artist Carlos Dias (right)

Draw and Dial…

The fax machine may be redundant these days as a piece of office equipment, but is the next big thing for importing and exporting Brazilian and UK Art, it appears.

DW all set for redesign and blog launch

Design Week will unveil a redesign next week (DW 4 March), led by art director Sam Freeman. The new look will see the introduction of Akkurat fonts from Line To, replacing Univers. A new seven-column grid will allow for more flexibility. The magazine will be thinner and taller, with a new trim size and new […]

Eno and Harrison & Co unveil fruits of collaboration for Brighton Festival

Artist and musician Brian Eno’s art direction and Harrison & Co’s branding for this year’s Brighton Festival will be unveiled today, alongside a bill revealing digital, gaming and soundscape design. The cover of the festival brochure (pictured right, together with a listings page) is the product of a collaboration between Eno and Harrison & Co’s […]

London hotel sector set for 2012 boost, say conference speakers

London’s hotel industry is set to expand to accommodate visitors for the 2012 Olympic Games, according to speakers at last week’s New London Architecture hotel conference. Deputy mayor Sir Simon Milton told delegates there are 29 new hotel developments or extensions due for completion in London in the next three years. A total of 13 […]

JHP Design is creating a set of window displays for Aritaum

JHP Design is creating a set of window displays for cosmetics company Amore Pacific’s 1200-strong Asian retail chain Aritaum. The first display, promoting the Laneige brand, will launch across the network in spring. Displays will then change every month until the summer.

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