Lingerie tunes in to the g-string

Underwear retail is as much about interiors as product range. Clare Goff considers what’s on offerWhen Marks & Spencer shareholder Teresa Vanneck-Surplice lambasted the company for failing to keep its female clientele in sexy knickers, it hit a ner


As part of the Design Museum’s The 1960s Conversations, Alan Fletcher, founder of Fletcher Forbes Gill, revisits the 1960s London graphic design scene during his talk with an introduction by Peter Saville. The talk takes place on Wednesday 4 August from 7.15-8.30pm and tickets cost £7. Contact: Call 020 7940 8783 or e-mail Venue: […]

Message creates Rapha website

Message has created a website for premium cycling clothing brand Rapha. Designed to reflect the values of performance, style and quality,, will serve as a community hub and on-line store for road cycling aficionados.

EXP Design creates MTV Shakedown identity

EXP Design has created the identity for MTV Shakedown 2004, the music broadcaster’s event in search of Europe’s best dancer. The identity will be used on-line and on-air, as well as on print materials.

An empathic approach

The Swedish-born vacuum cleaner manufacturer Electrolux has become the world’s largest producer of powered appliances. What is the secret of its success? Sara Manuelli investigates

Makeshift attempt to get beyond the wine label

It’s clever, but it doesn’t pour well – that’s the focus group verdict on a limited edition wine bottle candle, created by those dastardly designers at Make in London’s Clerkenwell. Faced with a growing number of drink driving convictions and hefty sommelier bills, the group decided to inject a bit of fun into its downtime […]

Karakter oversees Nice Systems branding review

Siegelgale breakaway Karakter has overseen a review of the branding for Nice Systems, a global provider of smart technology solutions. The design group oversaw the brand strategy, brand architecture, brand messages, visual identity and tone of voice, plus brand guidelines, launch applications and HQ reception design, but the marque was not redrawn.

Pentagon devises way of recycling GIs’ own liquids

Bing Crosby may have ‘wished he was back in the army’, but he never had the pleasure of reconstituting his ration packs with his own liquids. Those clever dicks at the Pentagon have designed a way of ingeniously filtering dirty water through food packs, thereby permitting GIs to have three square meals a day, even […]

Natural cure for City Lit branding

London adult learning college City Lit is relaunching its branding this month, designed by London design consultancy Natural Associates. The consultancy was appointed to review the branding last Christmas following a credentials presentation, ahead of a wider communications rethink, which encompasses posters and print literature, as well as on-line media. Natural managing director Nick Boyce […]

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