29 January 2009

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Design Solution unveils Athens airport shops

The Design Solution is creating two retail concessions at Athens International Airport for Hellenic Duty Free Shops, and will also be involved in a third space, to be built in line with a terminal expansion. The delicatessen Hellenic Gourmet (pictured right) and the duty free shop (pictured below) will replace existing outlets owned by the […]

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The One Off fashions eco toys for Hapé

The One Off is designing and branding a range of eco-friendly toys made from bamboo for China-based toy firm Hapé International.The range, titled Bamboo and featuring the tagline ‘Forming the Future’, will consist of about 50 toys in three sub-categories – creative play, classic games and toys, and babies’ playthings.The One Off will design the […]

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Airside onside for Greenpeace web campaign

Airside is to create a digital hub to manage the burgeoning support for Greenpeace’s Airplot campaign.The campaign, which encourages people to buy up plots of land in Sipson to block the path of the proposed third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, currently sits within the Greenpeace website.Airside says the ‘digital hub’ will give it a […]

Ian Cochrane, managing director of Ticegroup

Downturn triggers debate over ways to cut staff costs

After a 35-year hiatus, the three-day week is back in vogue at UK businesses, according to data released last week by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.CIPD’s Redundancy Watch reports that as the UK hits recession, employers are looking at strategies to cut staff costs without making redundancies. The research shows that more than […]

Design Bridge, in collaboration with illustrator Von, has created the identity for Déesse, a new red wine produced by client Domaines Sacha Lichine under
its Château D’Esclans label.

News in Pictures

Design Bridge, in collaboration with illustrator Von, has created the identity for Déesse, a new red wine produced by client Domaines Sacha Lichine under
its Château D’Esclans label.

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Gentle Jude

If you appreciate the 1950s-inspired prints with which Norfolk-based textile and stationery brand St Jude’s has become synonymous, it’s worth a visit to St Jude’s in the City, a selling exhibition that opens on 3 February at London’s Bankside Gallery.

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Bean counters, be very afraid

Surviving the downturn will take courage, so be wary of the accountant who counsels too much caution. Try hiring a few extra creatives instead, says Julian Grice

Mills & Boon book cover illustrations

Cover pearls

Romantic fiction imprint Mills & Boon has opened
a new chapter in its history with a series of rugbythemed titles, but its continuing success is due to strong branding and consistent design, as much as
content innovation, reports Sarah Woods

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed the Japan Car show at London’s Science Museum, which
features model cars taking the place of natural stones among a display of Bonsai trees, and plastic sheet with graphics as a backdrop for each (real) car

Built for show

When architects, freed from the demands of permanent structures, get the chance to design exhibitions, they indulge in a little experimentation and self-expression. Pamela Buxton assesses the results at past and present shows in London and Glasgow

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Tony Hart – the best careers adviser that ever lived…

RIP Tony Hart. It was only when we heard the sad news about Tony that we realised what an incredible influence he had on our creative futures. I’m sure Coley Porter Bell won’t be the only studio to raise a glass and thank Tony for introducing us to the joys of art, design, animation and […]

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