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News in Pictures

Reform Creative has designed the branding and a new publication for Shisha, the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts. The cover image shows metal sculpture by artist Naiza Khan, and Reform selected the cover stock to reflect and enhance the work of the artist by using a mirror board.

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News in Pictures

Strudel has designed the ’distinctive, illustrative’ marketing materials for the third annual Waterloo Quarter Food Festival, including a ’gastro passport’, posters, menu inserts and banners. The materials launch on 30 June with The Great Waterloo Food Fair.

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Go nuts about brazil

Despite its booming economy and opportunities surrounding the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, UK consultancy outposts in Brazil are scarce. Emily Gosling looks at the challenges facing those looking to expand there

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Finding your voice

When creating an identity, designers play a crucial role in driving audience interaction, and their choices can make or break the brand experience, says Simon Dixon

Things we like

LWL70Film magazine Little White Lies commissioned illustrators, such as Ian Wright, David Downton and Malika Favre, to create prints inspired by classic films of the 1970s for an exhibition at London’s Kemistry Gallery. A particular favourite is Autumn Whitehurst’s poster, inspired by the 1970 film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Bianca ChangSydney-based designer Bianca […]

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Brunel was looking to the future, so must we

Isambard Kingdom Brunel knew a thing or two about new media. He had beautiful successes, and wondrous failures, and he worked his arse off for all of it. His ideas and methods flew in the face of conventional thinking, but the rigor of his strategic thought and the immense courage he had in his convictions […]

London Olympics

Where are the designers in the Olympic posters team?

The news that a group of 12 artists has been selected to design the official posters for the London 2012 Olympics (www.designweek.co.uk, 21 June) is great for these artists, but why no leading graphic designers? Don’t we have brilliant poster designers in this country? Have graphic designers been dropped from the Olympic programme after the […]

A Notting Hill restaurant is my home from home…

Further to the news that the new Design Bites initiative from the RIBA and the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards provides design-led guided tours of restaurants (Voxpop, DW 2 June), plus Grant Windridge’s choice of his favourite restaurants and his reasons why (Letters, DW 16 June), my own favourite resturant will come as no surprise […]

…and people-watching adds to Soho dining treat

For me, eating out is not just about good food and service, but also the fun of people-watching (Voxpop, DW 2 June). Randall & Aubin in London’s Brewer Street serves up on all counts good food and wine, and there is always an eclectic mix of people dining. If that doesn’t whet the palate enough, […]

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Wednesday 29 June is World Industrial Design Day. What is your favourite piece of industrial design and why?

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