28 August 2008

‘Industrial feel’ for O2 music venue

The first details of the direction design will take at The O2’s forthcoming club venue Matter have emerged, Design Week can reveal. The Pentagram-designed, 2000-capacity music venue, which is being

Rescue packaging for confused chocolate brand

Brandopus has given luxury chocolate range Dr Indulgence emergency resuscitation, after its previous incarnation under the brand name ‘Pharmacy’ was pulled from the shelves.The client – Chocolate on Chocolate –

Industrial design challenges discussed

This years Industrial Designers Society of America national conference and design gallery will look to address the sets of opposing forces designers face in their work.The conference, entitled Polar Opposites,

London gets taste of creative Berlin

London gets a taste of Berlin this month with an exhibition showcasing some of the brightest talent from the German capital. Clare Dowdy explores a historic city determined to hang

Chocolate consistency

Umpteen KitKats are sold every day, every one of them emblazoned with the brand’s distinctive red-and-white wrapper and mixed-case lettering. It’s a style that seems almost unchanged since 1949, when

Should i stay or should i go?

Relationship with clients can be just as tricky as personal ones, so what do you do when the going gets tough? asks Elizabeth Lockwood Recently, I received a call from

Developing tales

Digital cameras make it easier than ever to get that perfect shot, but some photographers have discovered that there’s more potential for experimentation with old-style, film based techniques. Fiona Sibley

Eye candy

From restaurant interiors to packaging and cookbooks, design – for good or bad – has always been central to the art of making food look appetising. Clare Dowdy explores this


As Garrick Hamm prepares to take over as president of D&AD, the organisation is still trawling for a chief executive. Who would you like to see take the helm there

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