25 March 2004

Call for entries

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 emma.powell@northampton.ac.uk […]

Value judgement

How can packaging add value to its contents while complying with accessibility and recycling criteria? Clare Dowdy asks the experts

A good year for design hits and the odd myth

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 […]

Mixed messages

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

Summers joins Design Partners

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 […]

Design of London’s Academy Schwarzkopf

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 […]

Vox pop

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?

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