27 October 2005

Cover story

Acclaimed English novelist Anthony Powell’s vivid imagination is reflected on the covers of his books, by illustrators such as Sir Osbert Lancaster and Mark Boxer. Dominic Lutyens previews an exhibition

Ghost in the machine

When it comes to designing with numbers, or interrogating computers for their poetry, John Maeda’s digital wizardry has few peers. John Stones talks to him ahead of his first major

Syzygy names new creative director

Interactive group Syzygy has appointed agency.com creative director Scott Bedford as its new creative director and promoted Matthew Bagwell to pan-European executive creative director.

Strength in numbers

Designers from all over the UK should form regional groups to raise awareness and fight design’s cause, says David Revell When I moved away from Cornwall, to study at Central

Design activist

I enjoyed Jim Davies’ article about specialising in a niche market, in order to stand out from the crowd (Private View, DW 20 October). This is what I have done

Rose tangles with Rousseau for Tate Modern

Rose has designed the exhibition graphics, marketing and advertising campaigns and catalogue for Henri Rousseau/ Jungle in Paris, the Tate Modern’s major winter exhibition, which opens next week. The work

Profile: Mike Dempsey

Mike Dempsey, the new Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, is keen to raise its profile and instigate change. Hugh Pearman talks to him about harnessing the

Halcyon days

Should art school prepare designers for the real world? David Bernstein argues that those years of freedom are precious and ought to be used wisely

Dixon plugs in Light Box exhibition

Tom Dixon is planning to unveil an ‘exhibition concept’ called Light Box at the start of next year. It will be launched at The Lighting Show 2006, which takes place

Jewellery stores get new look

To attract younger customers, the jewellery quarter is reinventing itself with new interior designs. Sarah Balmond goes shopping Buying a piece of jewellery – from seeing the coveted item winking

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