COI design roster plans unveiled

The Central Office of Information’s forthcoming design and creative services roster will focus on design implementation rather than strategic consultancy when it is announced in a few weeks’ time. The design and creative services roster will contain between 50 and 70 design groups across eight categories, including corporate identity, corporate literature, promotional literature, design of […]

Disney launches European style guide

Disney is launching a European style guide, created by Allies and Scarlet Design, to direct the use of kitten character Marie, as featured in Aristocats. The Perfect in Pink guide aims to create a more consistent identity across a range of licensed products, such as stationery, greeting cards and toys. There will be guidelines on […]

Winner takes all

Most of the All of Us team won a DW Award Best of Show four year’s ago with Digit. Now they have set a new benchmark, says Mike Exon

Exhibitions

A collection of recent works by British photographer Anne Hardy, exploring how modern man seeks to control and manipulate space, is on display until 17 April. Venue: ArtSway, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire SO41 6BA. This year’s nominees for the Designer of the Year award are design strategist Hilary Cottam, product designer Jasper Morrison, Penguin Books […]

Space race

Rogier van der Heide and Peter Freeman are two very different lighting designers in the forefront of exploring new technological possibilities in exterior lighting. John Stones speaks to two designers who look at ways of making exterior lighting pa

Open Agency nets First Group task

Rail operator First Group has appointed The Open Agency to redevelop the website of its TransPennine Express route, with a relaunch planned for late spring. TPE marketing manager Dave Crocker selected the consultancy following a three-way pitch involving two incumbent groups. The Open Agency is briefed to overhaul the visual and functional elements of the […]

Invest in your talents

Product design groups are feeling the pinch at the moment, but creative joint ventures can enable you to weather the storm, says Patrick Hunt

Forthcoming events

The Design Business Association is holding an interactive day of presentations and workshops in London on 17 March. The DBA Business Briefings will address challenges relating to Gaining Work Overseas. Contact: Mandy Caruana 020 7251 9229 or mandy.caruana@dba.org.uk. Info: www.dba.org.uk Venue: DTI Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1. This year’s Milan international furniture fair, […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]