29 September 2005

Downloads top music sales

As legal music downloads soar, the music industry is divided over the future of the CD. Trish Lorenz considers both sides of the debate. Downloadable music is here and it’s here to stay. From an inauspicious start – as a barely legal market driven by peer-to-peer software, appealing to tech-savvy early adopters in the late […]

Dunn leaves JKR for Elmwood

Elmwood has appointed Torben Dunn, former design director at Jones Knowles Ritchie, as its group design director. The group is also considering opening offices in North America and Singapore.

News in Pictures

Over Time is an ’emotive ode to Jim Henson’ created for Resfest 2005 by a French student group. Product design consultancy PDD has conceived an innovative cleaning system called Sensia, which uses electromagnetic sensing to identify bacteria build-up in the home and displays the results as a ‘bacterial room plan’. Love Creative has created the […]

Din treatment for the Sanctuary Shop

Din Associates has been appointed to redesign the Sanctuary Shop in London’s Covent Garden. The shop, the ‘front door’ to The Sanctuary Spa, will undergo a design overhaul next January to bring it in line with the branding of the spa itself. The Sanctuary is also exploring the possibility of opening a second spa in […]

IPG’s fate to be sealed this week

The Interpublic Group is expected to file financial results for 2004 and the first two quarters of 2005 on Friday.Commentators have noted that there is an outside chance the organisation could be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.IPG has been preparing investors for the possibility that auditors of the company will issue a qualified […]

Take it to another level

Clive Grinyer acknowledges the great design patrons and identifies a rift between designer and client that can stifle truly ground-breaking work.

Companies of all sizes should be Investors in Design

Having read its submission to the Cox Review, I would like to congratulate the Design Business Association on an excellent piece of work that offers Sir George Cox and Chancellor Gordon Brown an exciting, tangible initiative. It will facilitate the adoption of measures that will give designers’ work a level of accessibility probably not otherwise […]

Small sets a new style for Design Council

The Design Council launches its annual report this week, designed by Small, the first evidence of an overhaul of the brand that will see it embrace a more consistent visual style. Although the marque will remain unchanged, Small partner Guy Marshall says the report, with its A5 format and strong visual approach, ‘sets out the […]

BBC1 ident update on the cards as it considers new look

The BBC has kick-started the process to change its iconic screen idents for BBC1, as the broadcaster moves towards rebranding the channel and creating a revamped on-air look. The organisation is currently in ‘talks’ with design consultancies about future creative ‘ideas’ that could take the channel forward. The screen idents will be redesigned as part […]

Amerindian history lesson by Csáky Associates

A £250 000 exhibition tracing the culture and movement of the early tribes of the Amazon and Caribbean opens at London’s Horniman Museum this weekend, designed and structured by Csáky Associates. Amazon to Caribbean: Early Peoples of the Rainforest examines the passage of the WaiWai tribes from the South American rainforests, down the River Amazon […]

Network Rail announces station redevelopment plan

Network Rail is on the hunt for designers, as it plans to spend £4bn upgrading Britain’s railway stations over the next ten years. According to a spokesman, Network Rail will hold tenders with a view to appointing a series of designers to help create concepts, as it seeks to redevelop its 2500-strong portfolio of stations. […]

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