British Library seeks paper of future

This week sees the launch of a competition organised by the British Library to redesign the newspaper. Called Make the Front Page, the contest calls on entrants to come up with the newspaper of the future, either by designing the cover, taking the press photograph or writing the article that will shape the future of […]

News in Pictures

A cheeky adaptation of Thomas Gainsborough’s painting The Honourable Mrs Graham has been designed by Manchester consultancy Reform Creative to promote She Stoops To Conquer, which opened at the city’s Royal Exchange Theatre last week.

London Colleges win £5m for overseas business network

A pioneering scheme to help UK creative businesses forge links with foreign markets has been awarded £5m of launch funding by the Government. The Creative Capital – World City initiative will be run by a consortium of London colleges led by the University of the Arts London, together with London Business School, the School of […]

Take care when applying

I read Geoff Gradwell’s letter (DW 11 May) with interest. At first, I was wincing at his apparent lack of empathy for our poor students, but, as I read further, I found myself nodding in agreement, rather than shaking my head. His comments are no doubt b

Design Week correction…

Robert Soar is not Fishburn Hedges Design’s first creative director as reported (DW 11 May). However, the consultancy has been without a creative director since the departure of Carl Ison in the summer of 2005.

V4 Studio designed the Dairy Milk egg, not FutureBrand

It was great to see Cadbury brands feature so prominently in your article on Easter egg packaging (DW 20 April), but I must correct your claim that FutureBrand was responsible for designing our key Cadbury Dairy Milk egg. This egg, along with other leading lines, was designed by V4 Studio, Cadbury Schweppes’s design house. FutureBrand […]

Crafty business

The Crafts Council’s exhibition space that gave many famous names their first break is no more. Pamela Buxton looks back and assesses its legacy Who gave Urban Salon its first job, commissioned David Adjaye when few had heard of him and took a flyer on appointing Gitta Gschwendtner and Airside to design shows when they […]


EXHIBITIONS l D&AD The Exhibition, from 27 May to 2 July, exhibits work nominated for the D&AD awards and gives an insight into the world of art direction. Expect to see international advertising and design, from billboard campaigns to innovative conc

LDF is still looking for a main sponsor

London Design Festival has secured £300 000 of funding, but is still seeking a major sponsor and is charging exhibitors for the first time this year, director Ben Evans has confirmed. Arts Council England has allocated funding to the festival for the first time, giving £100 000 over the next two years. In addition, LDF […]

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