Science Museum Dares to be different

A Science Museum exhibition is aiming to make technological design more appealing through the use of Eagle comic-book character Dan Dare.Opening this month, Dan Dare And The Birth Of Hi-tech Britain has been devised by the museum’s team, including creative director Tim Molloy, head of graphic design Lyn Modaberi and graphic designer Mark Thornicroft, with […]

The Brand Union sets pay minimum for graduate recruits

The Brand Union is to launch an initiative to raise employment standards for young designers in response to Design Week’s Salary Survey.The consultancy will introduce a £20 000 minimum wage for graduate recruits, following Design Week reports that in 2007 ‘UK-wide rates for senior designers increased by 3 per cent, yet rates for junior designers […]

Mirror gets ‘European’ design refresh

A new-look design for tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror is being rolled out this week.Editor Richard Wallace appointed Spanish design consultancy Cases Associats in December 2007 to give the Trinity-owned paper a revamp.Design changes are being made this week to the paper’s page three format, as well as ‘the layout and design of the sports […]

Collect the whole set

They may retain some very traditional imagery, but the new reverse designs for UK coins feature a radical ‘collective’ idea, says Gina LovettFrom the summer, those calling ‘tails’ may be surprised to find the familiar symbols of Britannia, the English lion and the thistle have been replaced by magnified segments of the royal heraldic shield.Brighton […]

News in Pictures

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has created a ‘tongue in cheek’ scale model of a luxury private jet entitled Bisazza Air, in collaboration with Italian mosaic company Bisazza. The piece will be exhibited at this year’s Milan furniture fair, from 16-21 April.

News in Pictures

1. Property developer Land Securities has this week unveiled a hoarding which takes the form of a giant light switch, created by Hat Trick Design, for its Piccadilly Lights development in London. 2.  An exhibition of artwork from the Booktrust’s Best New Illustrators competition will run from 17 April to 3 May at The Illustration […]

Royal Mail stamps

A set of Royal Mail stamps marking the centenary of SOS and Morse Code, shown last week (DW 27 March), were designed by Hat Trick Design.

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Spirit of 1968

In this year’s movie hit Juno, the über-cool titular teen is asked to cite her favourite three musicians. Without missing a beat, she says ‘Iggy Pop, the Ramones and Patti Smith’. Coming from a 16-year-old in 2008, the nod of approval to the high priestess of Punk poetry is a surefire route to renewed recognition […]

Cahier d’un Retour au Pays Natal, by Daniel Buren

Art books

Art books – be they artefacts in themselves or books about artists – have a venerable history. Fraser Muggeridge, an art book designer himself, checks out a major exhibition on this subject

Stills from a film by Stefan Sagmeister

Beyond branding

Imagine an ‘experimental year’ without briefs, with total freedom to create what you like and design something truly worthwhile. Daunting for some, maybe, but Stefan Sagmeister rose to the challenge. Oliver Bennett admires his latest book project

Mobipak packaging design, developed by Osmotronics


Osmotronic founder Matthew Falla thrives on making printed surfaces come alive, bringing interaction design to bear on graphics. Scott Billings meets a designer whose work conjures up a future of ubiquitous media

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