A round-up of this week’s news in brief.
When hack days throw the right people together, skills are shared, and new things are designed – often in quite a rudimentary way – that otherwise might never have been dreamt of.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
As the Government opens up the debate on the future of British design, Scott Billings discusses the challenges ahead
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]