26 February 2009

Companies don’t realise the benefit of ‘new blood’

As a student half way through a BA Product Design degree, I was heartened and inspired by Garrick Hamm’s letter (DW 5 February). I wish that every design consultancy shared his opinion that new blood plays a vital role. Otherwise – as he says – ‘our businesses will stagnate’. I completed the second year of […]

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The Art of Lost Words

Works by Alan Kitching, Mike Dempsey, Johnson Banks (whose Habroneme sculpture is pictured) and NB Studio will be on show at The Art of Lost Words, an exhibition which runs from 5-9 March at the German Gymnasium, London NW1. The participants were all asked to create a piece responding to the theme of forgotten words.

McFaul creates guidelines for Nokia Interactive

Nokia Interactive Advertising appointed McFaul last summer, after Boston-based Oasis recommended the group to create illustrations for the website. The site aims to convince brands to advertise on websites modified for mobiles.McFaul founder John McFaul says the consultancy took on the design of the entire website as ‘it was getting so convoluted and Chinese-whispery that […]

John Miller, director of the School of Design at University College Falmouth

Design course applications rise despite jobs gloom

The number of applications to design courses has soared this year, despite the recession and a growing consensus in the design industry that positions for graduates are drying up.Figures released by university admissions organisation Ucas last week show that applications for undergraduate design courses have risen by 11.5 per cent since last year, with 40 […]

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Dogstar creates ‘lively’ new look for Crest young science awards

Dogstar has rebranded Crest, an awards scheme for school pupils run by the British Science Association.Crest stands for Creativity in Science and Technology, and is a UK-wide award scheme that gives young people aged 11-19 the chance to develop their awareness of science, engineering, technology and maths by participating in creative science projects.The scheme, which […]

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Sunhouse Creative adds design to Aquapax ‘cartonised’ water

SunHouse Creative has designed the face of the UK’s first ‘cartonised’ water ahead of its relaunch next month.The entrepreneur behind Just Drinking Water’s consumer brand Aquapax, Neil Tomlinson, says he hopes the product, packaged in a lightweight recyclable Tetra Prisma Aseptic 500ml unit, will revolutionise the water market by offering an ‘ecologically sound’ alternative to […]

Michael Peters, who has recently set up a £10m venture capital initiative, Creative Capital Ventures

Royalty check for designers

As the economic climate remains tough, some consultancies are turning to joint ventures with clients as a way to win business, say Emily Pacey

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Designmap develops Crossness sewage visitor centre

Designmap is developing the visitor experience at the Victorian-era Crossness Sewage Treatment Works Complex, London SE2, as part of a wider £3m restoration which is set to open to the public next year.The development will see new visitor facilities added to the complex, including a permanent exhibition, a retail space, a café and an education […]

Uruguay-born graphic designer and illustrator Jordi Labanda has teamed up with haircare brand Schwarzkopf Professional to create two new hairstyles which will be available in salons across the UK and Europe.

News in Pictures

Uruguay-born graphic designer and illustrator Jordi
Labanda has teamed up with haircare brand Schwarzkopf Professional to create two new hairstyles which will be available in salons across
the UK and Europe.

Cover of Sketchbook: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrtors & Creatives, by Richard Brereton

Sketchbooks uncovered

If you could peek into the private sketchbook of any celebrated creative, whose would you pick? Anna Richardson catches some surprising glimpses in a new book which celebrates this hidden art

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Hidden persuaders

It’s good to have something to celebrate in these straitened times, and giving designers a leg-up is a very good cause.

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