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If proof were needed that design can make life better it is there in spades in a host of initiatives from the likes of the Design Council and social enterprises

Adrian Shaughnessy

Where is the verve?

Is it possible to combine design flair with technical nous? asks Adrian Shaughnessy. Even the media-savvy Swedes struggle to pull it off, he finds, on a visit to Stockholm’s Hyper

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http://tinyurl.com/5rn7llcThe London Undergound map has had several incarnations, but have you ever wondered what it would look like as The Grid from the film Tron Legacy? Well, look no further.


I would feature the renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim. Last month he won the Dresden Peace Prize in recognition of attempts at preventing or defusing conflicts between states or peoples, recognising

Rok Predin

Profile: Rok Predin

Director Rok Predin brings a different visual dialect and new style of film-making to Trunk Animation Studio. Filled with magic, folklore and rich imagery, his new short Winter Poem has


Brands new

As the economic downturn bit, price-conscious shoppers turned to supermarket retailers’ own-label lines. But brands are fighting back by restating their core values. Both sides in this battle for market

Sindoh’s M401 printer

Virtual reality bites

The use of computer simulations at the product development stage provides designers with a valuable and flexible tool. Emily Pacey looks at the benefits of creating digital models to visualise

Thank you for the Days

Robin and Lucienne Day are arguably post-war Britain’s most influential design partnership, a husband and wife team who led the fields of furniture and pattern design from their shared studio

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