The Science Museum has commissioned a host of designers and interactive artists to produce installations for its upcoming ‘Energy – fuelling the future’ gallery. Casson Mann is handling the exhibition design. Installation designers include Dunne & Raby, B
Philip Watts Design has created a range of cast bronze street furniture, which has been hand crafted for Nottingham’s Arboretum. The designs include a set of park benches, waste bins, railings and information panels. The listed public park requested the work in time for its annual music and entertainment festival, which took place last weekend. […]
Hustler is set to launch a UK retail chain of ‘erotic department stores’ worth more than £30m over the next two years. Branded Hustler Hollywood UK, the Larry Flynt-owned brand will roll out retail designs and a brand strategy by First. Based on its US store format, with a flagship in London and a Birmingham […]
As digital artist Daniel Brown celebrates his Designer of the Year title, the Design Museum will be trawling for contenders for 2005’s prize. Who would you put on the shortlist and why?
It’s great to see Johnson Banks striking D&AD gold with the Royal Mail interactive stamps (see News, page 6). Not only is it the first project to score a double whammy, also winning the prestigious Best of Show prize in the Design Week Awards this year, it is the first graphics project to win a […]
All Messed Up – Unpredictable Graphics by Anna Gerber explores the important role played by mistakes and accidents in the creative process, and includes interviews with five leading figures including Ian Anderson and Stefan Sagmeister. Published by Laurence King this month, the book costs £28.
Willott Kingston Smith suggests that design groups shouldn’t staff up too quickly (News, DW 20 May). It has shown that the gross income per head is down and that profit margins have fallen.
Haley Sharpe has been re-appointed as preferred design supplier by Lafarge Aggregates, a UK producer of construction materials. Haley Sharpe was invited to pitch against 21 groups.
The Great British deckchair has had a lick of summer paint by the good people at Four IV. Presumably initiated during a ‘let’s go and work in the park this afternoon shall we’ session, the consultancy’s creatives finally settled on five British designs, one inexplicably featuring a cartoon dog. They then teamed up with seating […]
Building Design Partnership has outlined plans to redesign Aintree Racecourse over the next three years (below). Plans for the £34m redesign, which would begin after the 2005 Grand National, were submitted to Sefton Council last month. The project would be completed in time for the 2007 Grand National.
Stocks Austin Sice founder Nick Austin has left the UK to relocate his family to the south of France. Austin says he will continue to work with his clients as a consultant for SAS. Two client partners will soon be appointed to expand the group, says SAS managing director Jeremy Sice.
Holmes Place, the health and fitness group, has appointed 20/20 to work on its brand identity and interiors for its entire network. Building on the existing brand identity, 20/20 will undertake creative work for the company’s marque, colour palette, typeface and photography. The consultancy will also examine the clubs’ interior environments.