29 November 2007

Signs of equality

Sign designers know that signs should be kept simple. But when a client asks you to double the information by having dual languages, the task of keeping them looking simple becomes much more challenging.The opening of St Pancras International this month ushered bilingual English-French into the new Eurostar travel terminal created in London’s King’s Cross, […]

Change agent

At Samsung Electronic’s Gumi Complex plant, about 240km south east of the South Korean capital Seoul, mobile phone handsets drop off the production line at a dizzying rate of one unit every nine seconds. At full capacity, the line runs 24 hours per day, with each individual unit taking just 15 minutes to produce from […]

Shakespeare’s Globe unveils new exhibition space by Cultural Innovations

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London launched its refurbished exhibition space yesterday (4 December). Exploring the life of Shakespeare and the history of the Globe, the show was overhauled by consultancy Cultural Innovations, completing the first stage of a six-phase improvement programme underway at the theatre, on Bankside, SE1.Cultural Innovations is now advising the Globe on […]

Yotel checks in at Heathrow en route to global expansion

The ever-expanding London Heathrow Airport is to house its first Yotel, the hotel concept created by Yo! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe, following the brand’s launch at Gatwick Airport earlier this year.The capsule hotel, inspired by first-class airline cabins, will launch with 32 cabins at Terminal 4 today.It is based on a concept design by Priestman […]

Fresh faces for Saudi TV from Turquoise

Saudi TV, Saudi Arabia’s national broadcasting corporation, is to launch brand identities for its four core channels, created by Turquoise.The consultancy was briefed to create a ‘bold new network mark for Saudi TV’, which will feature across its channels. In response, visuals have been designed which highlight each channel’s content.The umbrella logo features the national […]

Three triumph in AHI interpretative awards

The Association for Heritage Interpretation has announced the winners of its 2007 Interpret Britain and Ireland awards.Irish-based design consultancy Martello Media and the Cliffs of Moher visitor experience in Ireland (pictured) won an award for the fifth year running for the design of the Atlantic Edge exhibition at the centre. The judges said the exhibition […]

Still life

The great Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky left behind a legacy of extraordinary visual poetry in his relatively short life. He was an auteur with a predilection for long, lingering takes, and his films are defined by an abundance of gently unfolding, fluid scenes that mesmerise with their ability to represent the emotional depth of any […]

Mitigating risk pays dividends

Managing your cash flow and factoring in flexibility are the best ways to survive when the going gets tough, says Bryan Wilsher As chief financial officer of Loewy, I am frequently asked about the pitfalls of growing and developing a company like ours. Having spent 25 years on the financial side of the design industry, […]

Gold rush

The streets of London may be mythically paved with gold, but Mayfair and Soho positively reeked of the substance this week, following the launch of the new Comme des Garçons fragrance, 8 88, with a special, invite-only launch event in Soho and pop-up preview store in Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade.With the 8 88 perfume seizing the […]


Dissatisfaction with lame college projects led the founders of Fuel to originate their own. Yolanda Zappaterra talks to the team who divide their time between client commissions and running an independent book publishing businessThere’s an old joke in publishing – ‘How do you make money in publishing? You don’t’. So if you’re a successful design […]

Consultancies on a client roster have to earn their keep

This is a response to Voxpop (DW 15 November), which asked: following news that Coca-Cola is holding a pitch for its first pan-European design roster, is it beneficial for consultancies to partake in the lengthy pitch process for a place on a big brand’s roster when work is never guaranteed? Yes, but being on the […]

Graphic design is reduced to the bare essentials

As if unenlightened clients and the public need another excuse to dismiss our skills. Ours is a profession that can be learned in just one year part-time or three months full-time study, according to this ad I found in a newspaper for world-renowned Shillington College. So I give up, I’m way too over-qualificated (sic). On […]

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