See New Worlds

Toon toon

Over the past century, Dundee has played host to the creators of The Dandy, The Beano and Grand Theft Auto. Fiona Sibley welcomes a new, special-edition comic and exhibition which celebrate the city’s animation heritage

Space Age's JoGo

Primary appeal

In search of that cutting-edge sofa or some retro-inspired ergonomic chairs for the office? Design Week offers a sneak preview of what to look out for this year at London’s office interiors show, Design Prima

London Development Agency reception

Office affairs

Public sector bodies are opening up their drab workplaces, increasing sustainability and staff motivation in the process, with smaller budgets than the private sector. Pamela Buxton looks at some successes, but finds there’s still a long way to go


Art on tap

The democratising nature of the Web has generated a demand for graphic art that traditional galleries cannot meet. Liz Farrelly picks some of the enterprising on-line dealers who are rising to this challenge

City Academy Construction

Walker Jansseune in city academy push

City Academy Bristol, one of the 40 UK institutions set up under the Government’s city academies initiative, today launches a branding scheme to help raise the profile of vocational education at a national level.The scheme, devised by Bath-based design consultancy Walker Jansseune, features a series of panels that will be used as part of the […]


UHI status upgrade leads to identity work

Inverness-based UHI Millennium Institute, the higher education institution for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, is set to develop a fresh brand identity when it becomes the University for the Highlands and Islands.Last month, UHI issued a tender for a design consultancy to develop a new brand and visual identity, as it moves towards full […]

Red Design

Red Design

Red Design has created a new website for Britain’s oldest luxury leather goods company, Tanner Krolle. The consultancy, which made its name creating award-winning designs for the music industry, has also secured Tanner Krolle’s advertising business. The Web launch marks a new era for the 150-year-old brand, says Red Design managing director Alastair Reid. ‘They […]


Japanese underbelly

In a culture renowned for its pulsating urban districts, emblazoned with imagery selling lifestyles of every sort, it’s strange that it has taken this long for the first book dedicated to Japan’s graffiti movement to surface. The argument, say the writers, is that graffiti arrived relatively late – only by the early 1990s when young […]

A move in the right direction

Buying a studio may appear to be prohibitively expensive, but Tom Newman says you won’t regret the move – as long as you’re practical about it

Treasure Island

Profile: Feast

In business for barely ten years, Feast is now a major player in theatre graphics, with clients such as the Royal Court and The Ambassador Group. Nick Smurthwaite talks to the studio’s founder, Simon Williams

Clients must help in spreading climate change awareness

With regard to Corinne Hitching’s letter on climate change, I agree with her argument – as designers, we are responsible for every element of a piece of packaging, or for the product itself. We decide on the size, shape, materials, packaging and graphics, and at every stage there are many choices. More often than not, […]

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