Islamic art, Sony’s PlayStation Portable and London’s East End? Strong stuff. It’s been a bad two weeks in London. A green, geometric typeface that looks like Arabic, but actually reads in English flags an exhibition showcasing contemporary Arabic graphics and calligraphy sponsored by PSP at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, default choice of leftfield(ish) […]
Share prices of design-aware companies have outperformed those of the FTSE 100 by more than 200 per cent since 1993, according to the latest Design Index report from the Design Council. Moreover, since March 2003, the same index has risen 43 per cent compared to a 26.2 per cent rise by the FTSE 100.
Curious has developed a corporate identity for stockbroker Squaregain, as it renames from Comdirect. The name and marque reference the game in which squares are captured, used as a metaphor for share trading.
Lauren Child creates children’s books, but that is not her only audience. Like her contemporaries, she knows she has to enthral both the child and the parent who reads the story, she tells Hannah Booth
Brands with a simple, unifying identity shine in the latest of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands survey, published last week. Apple Computer, Yahoo!, eBay, Samsung and HSBC are among the top gainers in the annual ranking, which is published in conjunction with BusinessWeek magazine. All five brands saw their equity rise by between 16 per cent […]
Design Bridge has designed packaging for newly launching mineral water Iceland Glacial.
Last week the National Gallery gave a sneak preview of its Portico entrance scheme, which will open on 24 September. The main entrance on Trafalgar Square will be opened up to restore the original interior by JD Crace, and the 1887 Tunisian pink marble is being restored to the walls of its Staircase Hall. The […]
The sleeve design for the cover of The Back Room by Editors has been created by Newcastle design consultancy The Solution Group. It is released this week on Kitchen Ware Records as a gatefold vinyl or limited edition digipak format wth a separate booklet of images.
Iqbal Wahhab, founder of the upmarket Westminster-based Indian restaurant Cinnamon Club, is set to expand his portfolio of eateries with the roll-out of a series of branded restaurants across London, creating opportunities for design groups. The ‘dual identity’ project will initially comprise two restaurants located in London. Edge Design will draw up the interior concepts […]
Just a quick reposte to Mark Denton’s letter (DW 14 July). Are there any readers out there who haven’t worked in a studio where there’s been a Pantone/beverage colour theme going on? PMS 117C always seems to be a popular choice, by the way.
Motorola and Apple Computer have reportedly unveiled the ROKR handset to US analysts. The much-hyped phone features iTunes software, allowing users to listen to MP3s. The phone was not among other models revealed to the public this week, including the Moto Q (pictured).
Public sector work is useful when the design business slows down, and you no longer have to be on the COI roster to qualify, says Trish Lorenz