In May and June the University College of Northampton will be hosting an international exhibition of mail art postcards entitled Is Mail Art Dead? and is calling for submissions before 16 April. Send entries to: Emma Powell and Barry Wenden, Graphic Design, UCN, St George’s Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JD. Info: For further details e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org […]
How can packaging add value to its contents while complying with accessibility and recycling criteria? Clare Dowdy asks the experts
We at Small Japanese Soldier need help from you creative types for a book we’re producing – a pocket-sized book called ‘Can I See It On A Fish?’
Looking back to last week’s Design Week Awards, now that the results have sunk in, it is interesting to consider the themes that emerged from what is essentially a snapshot of the industry’s creative output over the past year. The first observation is that small is still very beautiful in terms of the size of […]
Oliver Bennett looks at the nominees for this year’s Beck’s Futures award, an exhibition that seems to be singlehandedly maintaining the ICA’s provocative reputation
Consultancies should communicate their own brand to clients more effectively and need to exhibit the self-belief of the ad agencies, says Jonathan Kirk
Design Partners, the overseas trade promotion body, has appointed former Design Council chief executive Andrew Summers as chairman. Design Partners is jointly hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and UK Trade and Investment and aims to grow international markets for the design industry. Summers, also chairman of Brandsmiths, left the Design Council […]
So hard work and enthusiasm should be enough to be a ‘successful creative’ and get you where you want to be? (Letters, DW 18 March.)
The Association of Ideas has completed the design of London’s Academy Schwarzkopf, which opened yesterday in London’s Seymour Place. The hairdressing school occupies two floors of a 500m2 former retail space and features white and transparent coloured interiors to ‘maximise the feeling of space’, says AOI director Jonathan Lovett. Three training studios are situated on […]
The opening of the Beck’s Futures exhibition at the ICA in London this week seems to highlight the ever-increasing crossover between works of art and design. How do you see the lines blurring most and what are the implications for the design world?
The Design Solution has created the branding for the Belle Vale shopping centre in Liverpool. The project includes a forthcoming signage programme for both the exterior and the interior, due for completion in mid-August.
Not-for-profit design collective By Designers For Designers is relaunching its website next week, www.bd4d.com, created by designer Ryan Carson and developer Ryan Shelton.