Smoke screen

Designers have to be at their most inventive when working on cigarette packaging

Profile: Apfel

Apfel’s distinctive and striking graphic styles quickly took seed with prestigious publishing and exhibition clients. Hannah Booth asks Apfel’s founders how the group blossomed into an overnight success story

Argos jewellery shines on with Taxi Studio

Taxi Studio has completed a design project for Argos to advise staff on how best to sell jewellery, as the retailer prepares to launch a revised fashion collection in July. The Core has developed brand names for the range. Appointed to the jewellery project in April, Taxi was tasked with creating an ‘inspiring and fun’ […]

Fierce Regent Street competition forces flagships out

Laura Ashley last week became the second leading retailer to announce the closure of its flagship store on London’s Regent Street. The confirmation comes just five days after House of Fraser admitted it was shutting the doors on its Dickins & Jones store

Free styles

The Web and creative software have opened the design industry up to untrained outsiders

Make all the right moves

Sarah Taylor of Square Feet finds property for creatives, and appreciates how much a building says about your company’s identity, style and culture

Stay ahead of the game

Design isn’t stagnating, argues Bill Wallsgrove. It is simply adjusting to the holistic needs of demanding clients.

RHM roster rethink leaves question mark over brands

Food group RHM has streamlined its multi-million pound design roster. The line- up, which comprises Ikon, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Turner Duckworth and Williams Murray Hamm, throws a question mark over the future designs of key RHM brands, notably Hovis. Design Bridge, which has not been appointed to the roster, but was included in the nine-strong […]

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