The Society for Environmental Graphic Design in Massachusetts has appointed Elizabeth Jackson as executive director. She replaces Paula Rees. Jackson, who was previously project coordinator at the National Main Street Center in Washington, will be involved with increasing the SEGD’s profile. Founded in 1973, SEGD is an international non-profit-making design organisation which aims to promote […]
Why are more and more design consultancies doing research? And what do they do with the results?
John O’ Brien (Letters, DW 20 October) makes many valid points about my (implied) contest with Mr Placca (DW Paper Supplement, September). The national – and more reprehensibly – the trade press, seems hell-bent on fomenting disagreement where there is none. Mr Placca and I agree on a number of issues and we both have […]
Marksteen Adamson, of Newell and Sorrell Netherlands, has pulled out of the elections to British Design and Art Direction’s executive committee. In a letter to Design Week, Adamson says the elections have turned into an ‘ego battle’ of campaigning. His withdrawal leaves five design candidates (DW 13 October). The results will be announced at D&AD’s […]
The Independent Television Commission failed to name an operator for Channel 5 at its meeting last week. The four bidders must now wait for a decision to be made at the ITC’s next meeting, scheduled for late November (DW 20 October).
Emigré Architects in Britain 1928-195Thursday 23 November – Exhibition focusing on immigrant architects, their backgrounds and the opportunities offered to them in the UK.
Toronto’s International Interior Design Exposition has been revamped this year. IIDEX ’95, which takes place from 16 to 18 November, has a new layout and product gallery and features lighting, office furniture and seating. Speakers at the seminars include Toronto industrial designer Alex Manu and US architect and interior designer Stanley Tigerman. Canadian Jean Saint-Cyr, […]
THE UK’s police forces plans a radical redesign of their uniforms in anticipation of the 21st century, and one has approached the BBC’s Clothes Show for advice. “The traditional British bobby with blue belted jacket and tall hat may disappear,” explains a spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police, which is the force masterminding the nationwide project. […]
The Design Business Association/Department of Trade and Industry stand at the Las Vegas consumer electronics show Comdex will include three non-DBA member consultancies. Fears had been raised earlier this year that only DBA members would secure places on the trip, part-funded by the DTI’s North America campaign. The three non-DBA members are London’s Product First, […]
If you’re in London this weekend, catch the final curtain before it goes down on a magical world. – Fantasy in Action is a new touring exhibition from the Puppet Centre Trust tracing the history of this fascinating art.
Trash or Treasure, a brochure designed by Tayburn McIlroy Coates, this week won the Design Week Graphic Design Award in this year’s British Environment & Media Awards.
I was interested to read the comment from the creative head of one of the Central Office of Information’s graphic design arms regarding the free-pitch they took part in for the Department for Education and Employment (DW 6 October). I’m not criticising nor commenting on the quality of their work, but they can hardly put […]