The theme for Expo 98 in Lisbon is The Oceans: A Future Heritage. HP:ICM, which won the Foreign & Commonwealth Office bid to design, produce and manage the UK pavilion, plans to ‘immerse visitors in a seamless, unexpected, entertaining walk-through experience’, says creative director Nigel Lloyd Jones. The pavilion’s centrepiece will tell the story of an innovative island people’s relationship with the seas, he adds. Branson Coates is also working on this project and the pavilion for Expo 2000 in Hanover, where the theme will be Mankind: Nature: Technology. HP:ICM’s five-strong graphics team is designing the pavilions’ logos and will also handle literature, merchandising and signage.
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
Protests against climate change and ecological destruction are currently taking place across the world – we speak to graphic designer, Clive Russell, about how the eco group has used creativity
Samsung says its Space Monitor has been designed to address the customer desire for more deskspace by offering an elegant solution, which allows the product to blend into its environment.