Clare Dowdy looks at the winners of this year’s DBA Design Effectiveness Awards. Information design leads the pack, with a number of groups picking up two awards
A significant exhibition is being planned that will feature work produced by graphic designers and advertising creatives who studied at Preston (later Lancashire) Polytechnic, now University of Central Lancashire. To be eligible the work submitted must have been accepted by British Design and Art Direction, Design Week or an equivalent award scheme. The exhibition will […]
BP Amoco has introduced an environmental noticeboard, powered by rooftop solar panels, to its station in Wisley near Guildford. Circle Design developed the board.
Fay Sweet digs up a new breed of landscape designer that talks to all the creatives on a project, creating harmonious designs where all the elements fit together
Smith & Milton has revised the branding and packaging for bath additive Badedas. Famous in the 1970s, the Sara-Lee-owned brand is seeking a premium image.
Demonstrating that landscape design can tell powerful stories, Saga has a new setting for its headquarters that expresses the holiday company’s commitment to being a member of the community. As a long-established and large employer in Folkestone, Saga wanted the landscape around its new Michael Hopkins-designed HQ to become a community asset, a new open […]
Hugh Pearman is getting sick of artists and architects working together on public projects. Maybe because it’s usually mediocre creatives who agree to such projects
Corporate identity group Bostock & Pollitt has rebranded National Power’s energy supply businesses. The brands previously consisted of National Power, MEB and Calortex.
The distaste for work in the commercial area implied in the First Things First Manifesto 2000 (DW 17 September) shows a worrying elitism. It is implied that work on producing effective packaging, attractive shop interiors, shopping malls and any other activity that involves aspirational consumption is at best tainted, and at worst, morally wrong. I’m […]
Red & Green Day
Richard Seymour is raising product design’s profile at D&AD with the new Product Design book, but does it offer anything new, asks Hugh Pearman