3 November 2005

Artist Michael Pinsky…

Artist Michael Pinsky has constructed a video installation that will relay images of weather conditions from around the world to 30 screens suspended like a chandelier in an atrium at Clacton County High School. Entitled Weather Cluster, the work opens next week as part of the ongoing Coast project, which commissions artists to produce works […]

Minale Tattersfield launches Italian identity

Minale Tattersfield will launch its identity for the Lake Garda region of Italy on 15 November (DW 4 August). The marque will be used by the Italian Tourist Board to promote the region, which was previously managed by three politically separate territories.

Creative North London to boost local design economy

Creative London is to launch the first of its physical hubs, dedicated to growing creative businesses in London’s Wood Green, on 18 November.Called Creative North London, the centre is tasked with generating 680 new jobs and 1500 new creative businesses, in the London boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest by 2007.Housed in a […]


Is it time for the UK to have a new national centre for design and innovation? If so, what should it include? Scotland already has a national centre for design and innovation – The Lighthouse – and, of course, there ought to be a UK centre. Why? The frightening scale at which the Koreans, Taiwanese […]

Leeds Media appoints Thompson

Leeds Media, an organisation promoting the city’s media, communications and e-business sector, has appointed member consultancy Thompson to overhaul its brand identity.

Profile: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive installations, using light and shadows, are designed to engage the public intimately. Richard Clayton talks to him about his plans to illuminate the East Midlands On the final day of a five-date public lecture tour to explain his latest work, Under Scan, the artist has only just ‘finished arriving’ (a Spanish interpretation, […]

Design industry backs plan for UK design centre

Soundings taken among senior design industry players suggest there would be little opposition to any Government plans to back the building of a UK design centre, Design Week can reveal. With the findings of the Cox Review due to be published in two weeks’ time, there has been mounting expectation that the report will make […]

Fitch misses big picture

Rodney Fitch (Letters, DW 27 October) should thumb a few pages further forward if he thinks that Richard Eisermann’s reference to design being about value was all about money. It wasn’t. The point Eisermann was making is that design adds social and aesthetic value, as well as economic value. Eisermann was calling for designers to […]

Senior staff shake-up in branding and packaging sector

The brand and packaging industry is being shaken up by a series of appointments that will see key players from rival consultancies changing roles.Jill Marshall, chief executive officer for brand and packaging at Design Bridge, departs to join Bloom as managing director in a newly-created role set up to help grow the business. She will […]

Investment in the future is about more than just cash

We have to thank Rodney Fitch and Oliver King for keeping the discussion about value in design going (see Letters, page 11). What better time for the industry to restate its terms of engagement than in the run-up to the publication of the Cox Review on 17

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