Susan Meiselas

Art project

The Wapping Project’s Bankside gallery, which focuses exclusively on photography, film and video, will celebrate its first birthday this October, and its first ten months have been a success. Founder Jules Wright, director and curator of The Wapping Project, puts this down to the limited number of exclusively photographic/film/video galleries in London and also to […]

Screen literate

When a leading ISP publishes its own style guide it’s a signal that if you want to achieve maximum impact online, copy is as important as design. Anna Richardson talks to digital specialists who appreciate the power of the written word

Promotional postcards

Out there

Illustration agencies are beating the downturn by looking outside their traditional client base and taking their artists to the people, using everything from social media to exhibitions and murals. Garrick Webster reports

Philip Handford

Profile: Campaign

Launching a retail design consultancy in the current climate is risky, but recession, digital innovation and the environment are sparking its creativity. Anna Richardson talks to founder Philip Handford about new concepts and being cutting-edge


The future of the Design Council is under review. What do you think its future role should be?

Don’t discount Liverpool, it’s on the UK design map

I moved to Liverpool in 1988 after graduating in industrial design from the Royal College of Art in London (Letters from Liverpool,, 21 July). I have laughed out loud subsequently at the stereotyped views on Liverpool that percolate our UK culture.Liverpool is fairly and squarely on the UK design map. My previous industrial design […]

We must create space for trial and error – and failure

At our consultancy, as with many other small studios, we have started a Lab concept where we allow our designers and developers the time to try to test ideas outside client briefs (Editor’s blog,, 23 July). It allows us to ’fail’ on many occasions, but, in doing so, we learn at every step. I […]

Design Council review needs more thought

If the Design Council is to undergo a fair and impartial review of its ’future role and status’, then surely a council member is not the person to lead that review. Any review should be conducted by an individual well outside the council chambers, in the most transparent and consultative way possible. Opinion-gathering will also […]

Inspired: Andrew and Iain Foxall – Foxall Associates

Feeding the inspiration bank is key, and the broader the inspirations, the more unique our work becomes. Recently? Courtauld Gallery’s new acquisitions show, a quote from the wife of director John Landis who said his films ’put the “b” into subtle’, a flyer by Josh Millard, the sunlight on the leg of the Vogue covergirl […]

Best of the Web The Emerge blog has announced the graduates selected to exhibit at Emerge 2010. Chosen by Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa, the ten finalists are also designing a poster to be shown in east London. Emerge is the graphic design showcase of the London Design Festival, held at The Cube from the 18-26 September. Here’s […]

Live dangerously

A recession is no time to just batten down the hatches and sit it out, argues Simon Waterfall. It’s far better to embrace failure and rediscover the creative possibilities of time spent at play

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