28 February 2002

British talent is not getting the recognition it deserves

As an interior, product and furniture designer, the recent impact of the Bouroullec brothers – due to their five-month slot at the Design Museum – has left me questioning whether new up and coming British designers are getting left behind in the rat race for international recognition for innovation? Don’t get me wrong, their work […]

Contra pushes right MMA buttons

Contra has designed the identity for mobile phone trade body the Mobile Marketing Association, which was unveiled last week. The group has also designed marketing materials, brochures and stationery. The identity is carried across all forms of communications including the MMA website and, potentially, the websites of MMA members. Members include Nokia, Unilever, AOL, Orange, […]

Fuse fires up identity for Solnet

Fuse has created an identity and marketing literature for Supported Opening Learning Network, a distance learning initiative for small businesses developed by Anglia Polytechnic University, which was unveiled on Wednesday 27 February 2002. Solnet provides on-line management and training material for small and medium-sized enterprises in Essex. In addition to the identity, designed to convey […]


Director of research at the University of Westminster Alison Riepel leads a Design Management Institute seminar on Managing Innovation & Creativity from 4-5 March, exploring how organisations can improve the management of the creative process.


Toronto-based consultancy Viva Dolan has revamped the identity and promotional literature for Arjo Wiggins’ Curious Collection paper range, which will be launched in the UK and Europe this week.

Design Bridge redesigns 60-year-old gin bottle

The UK’s biggest selling gin brand, Gordon’s, has been redesigned for the first time in 60 years, by Design Bridge. Work, which includes revamped graphics and a new bottle shape, launches in April and will be supported by a £15m relaunch campaign. There are no plans to redesign the international version of the brand, says […]

Hot dog brand identity by HMS

HMS Studio has redesigned hotdog brand Megadog’s corporate identity and packaging, which is set for relaunch next week. Megadog needed an identity that would work within the international business community as well as appealing to consumers. HMS has created a lozenge device that forms a sausage and introduced a dog/ chef character, which will be […]


Dutton Merrifield has redesigned packaging for drinks brand Sunjuice, which launched this week. Products include juices, crushes and smoothies.

Decorative feature

Nick Smurthwaite has a look through the book The V&A Guide to Period Styles – 400 Years of British Art and Design

Kosmos: A Portrait of the Russian Space Age will be published in April

Kosmos: A Portrait of the Russian Space Age, a photographic record by Adam Bartos of the Soviet Space programme, will be published in April by Princeton Architectural Press. Kosmos, which was designed by PAP design director Deb Wood, provides a rare look behind the old Iron Curtain and the culture of Russian space exploration. Images […]

Shall we meet at the spa?

A holistic approach to health and fitness has spawned ’boutique style’ gyms and Richard Clayton finds out how design is making them socially acceptable


Lumsden Design Partnership will unveil its prototype store for Spanish home furnishings company Nido in June or July in Valencia.

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