30 April 2009

Winging it

Whoever had the idea of sending design duo Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons of Timorous Beasties into the dusty corridors of Museums Sheffield to scour the Ruskin Collection deserves applause.

Voxpop

Jonathan Ive has blamed the rise of rapid prototyping for distancing designers from the physical process of design and creating ‘a lot of lousy design’. What’s your view, and why?

Inspired, Kevin Gill: Judge Gill

‘A Day at El Bulli/ An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adrià’ allows unprecedented access to one of the world’s most famous, sought-after and mysterious restaurants.But

Nigel Coates

Designer and architect Nigel Coates has created three new ceiling light collections for Italian lighting company Slamp. The Creatures collection, inspired by sea urchins, is available in green, blue or

Buxton Festival

Manchester group Glorious Creative has rebranded the Buxton Festival, which runs from 10-28 July. It created the brochure, programme and identity which, says director Scott McCubbin, was inspired by Buxton

Illustrator Sara Fanelli

Illustrator Sara Fanelli has collaborated with art and design students from Kingston University in Surrey to create a 3D environment to reflect her work, as part of her Stanley Picker

Going Wild

London consultancy I Want has redeveloped the London Wildlife Trust’s publication Going Wild, which raises awareness of free events and volunteering opportunities across the capital. I Want has created original

Brands urged to use digital approach

Brands need to offer consumers increasingly innovative digital experiences when selling their products, according to a host of digital experts convening next week to discuss the state of the sector

The budget proves disappointing for design

The Chancellor’s latest Budget was a disappointment for many business experts in the industry. Emily Pacey reports on their concernsThe design industry found little solace in last week’s Budget, as

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