2nd December 2010

St Lawrence

Arthur Steen Horne Adamson redesigns Rules for the Conduct of Life

Arthur Steen Horne Adamson has designed a modern make-over for Rules for the Conduct of Life, a book given to those who become freemen of the City of London. The book, which was originally authored by former Lord Mayor Sir John Barnard in 1740, has been rewritten by Canon David Parrott, the Guild Vicar of […]

Universities UK highlights education’s place in creative industries

Universities UK has published a report highlighting the importance of education in supporting the creative industries and the UK economy as a whole. The report – Creating Prosperity: The role of higher education in driving the UK’s creative economy – says economic recovery can be aided by the creative industries, which has been highlighted as […]

Striding for Survival identity

Make It Clear brands Striding for Survival charity event

Make it Clear has created the branding, print and online campaign for Striding for Survival, a charity event which has been set up to fundraise for Pancreatic Cancer UK. The 23 mile walk will take place in the Lake District next May. The consultancy was appointed by organiser Rachael Rogan two months ago after previous […]

Elad Lassry - Man 2007

Deutsche Börse shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for The Photographers’ Gallery’s fifteenth annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize has been announced. The four shortlisted artists are Thomas Demand (Germany), for his exhibition at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie; Jim Goldberg (USA), for his exhibition at London’s Photographers’ Gallery; Roe Ethridge (USA), for his exhibition at Les Recontres d’Arles Photography 2010, France and Elad […]

Shattering impact

Shattering impact

Somehow, a glass hand grenade suggests flesh-rending devastation better than a real one, while a glass trombone speaks of airy, zephyr-like tones more than a conventional instrument. Breath Taking, a new touring exhibition by the Crafts Council, explores the lyrical quality of a material that is capable of suggesting concepts as polar as refined delicacy […]

Armouron body armour for children, designed by Cod Steaks for Bandai – a construction toy that you wear

Smash and build

Creating a future classic – or, indeed, marketing and selling an old one – is no guarantee for continued success when you’re catering for the fickle tastes of children. Emily Pacey looks at how to design toys that work in this notoriously unpredictable market

Look closer, by Rob Ryan

Festival fest

The 1950s are back with a vengeance, with retro decorative patterns and mid-century modern furniture becomingever more popular with collectors and the public alike. Dominic Lutyens considers the appeal of a style that sits somewhere between Modernist simplicity and decadent, over-blown chic


The Government is considering standardising cigarette packaging. What other product could have standardised packaging design, and why?


Here’s a spoof to treasure – and hands off Ambridge

In your Voxpop last week (DW 25 November) you asked which TV or radio series should be revived. My choice isn’t exactly a show, but, for the ultimate branding challenge, it has to be Mornington Crescent, the spoof game featured on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue which taps right into that innate […]

Girl Guides UK

Sexism is rife across the creative sector…

In response to Jim Davies’ letter entitled ’I’m sorry, but design really is a boys’ club’ (DW 18 November), I’d say most creative industries are boys’ clubs, especially advertising. We work across design, branding and advertising, and according to industry figures ad agencies only have 15 per cent women working in their creative departments, yet […]

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