The Wall Street Journal will become the latest newspaper to move to a smaller format, with a redesign by editorial designer Mario Garcia.
Sara Fanelli’s energetic and characterful illustrations have led to her becoming the first female illustrator to be made an Honorary Royal Designer. She talks to Paula Carson about inspiration, success and surprises Sara Fanelli is having a spot of bother with a large red cardboard devil. ‘I’m happy with the horns, I’m not sure about […]
Mobile phone giant O2 has won the top Grand Prix award at the inaugural Green Awards for its eco-friendly packaging redesign, undertaken in-house in conjunction with Nokia.The ‘Letterbox Challenge’ saw O2 redesign its packaging to encourage customers to act in a more environmentally conscious manner by allowing them to opt out of receiving a new […]
It has been suggested that the London 2012 Olympics organisers need a design guru to oversee architects and designers for the games. What are the benefits of this type of role and who would you suggest takes it? I think given the shit fight that was the Millennium Dome, which supposedly had a ‘guru’ (or […]
With regard to last week’s Voxpop about excess packaging (DW 23 November), no consumer in their right mind will spend a second more than they need to in a supermarket, let alone an extra five minutes removing the wrapping from a multi-value four-pack of apple juice. People are lazy. The Government needs to start making […]
Flocafé, an upmarket chain of café bars operating throughout Greece and Cyprus, is overhauling its estate following a rebrand by London-based consultancy HGV.
Coley Porter Bell has designed the name, identity and marketing collateral for a $12bn (£6.2bn) residential and shopping complex in Dubai.The development, called Downtown Jebel Ali, will stretch 11km along Sheikh Zayed Road, incorporating parks, piazzas and retail pavilions into the 200ha site. CPB was appointed to the project in May and the project is […]
The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford is set to launch its new name and brand identity this week, following a rebranding process by Leeds consultancy Thompson.Relaunching as the National Media Museum, the institution is changing its name because of an increased remit, expanded to include radio and the Internet alongside television, […]
Ben Kelly Design has created the interior concept for Gymbox, a members’ gym opening in the former Lumiere art house cinema adjacent to St Martins Lane Hotel in London.The 2300m2 venue is housed beneath the hotel, which features interiors designed by Phillipe Starck.Hotel customers will have access to the gym, so the design had to […]
The Light Surgeons are something of a cultural phenomenon. A loose band of artists and designers, their happenings rarely disappoint. In recent times, their style has become more narrative, incorporating film-making, interviews and a particular take on social anthropology. Light Surgeons founder Chris Allen describes it as ‘taking the spoken word and presenting it in […]
What makes for a fair pitch process that doesn’t alienate designers?
There was a time when lighting was a last-minute addition to an interiors project, but those days are over. It’s no longer considered enough to pick an off-the-peg lighting system. Now, architects and interior designers are commissioning bespoke products from lighting specialists, and they’re involving them from the start.Lighting is, to excuse the pun, hot. […]