Lunching in a Soho restaurant the other day, my companion – a graphic designer – remarked on the joy of having the works of hotshot photographer David Shindman looking down on us. Well, that particular eaterie is in the capital’s creative heartland, so what else would you expect? It’s not the only local venue to […]
Is he a film star, a suave international diplomat, Julio Iglesias? – No, he’s Jasper Jacob, director of museum and exhibition consultancy Jasper Jacob Associates.
Neal Potter Design Associates has created a masterplan for a proposed Museum of Docklands at London’s West India Dock. – The consultancy is also hoping to design the museum, which would include restaurants, retail and exhibition areas.
Cadbury’s boxed chocolate brands Inspirations, Contrast and Biarritz are being relaunched this autumn with new identities and packaging by Coley Porter Bell. French Connection is opening a new flagship store at Long Acre in London’s Covent Garden. Interiors are to follow an existing concept designed by Din Associates. NestlÃ© Rowntree has introduced The After Eight […]
Brewer Riddiford has redesigned the Tetley bitter can for Carlsberg-Tetley to look more modern and sophisticated in an effort to increase its appeal to the take-home market. The can, renamed Tetley’s Draught, features a smaller huntsman in an enlarged oval. The black background has been replaced by blue, perceived as a more sympathetic colour, says […]
Norwegian Dairies has launched a new goat’s cheese, Snofrisk, with product development and design work by Dragon International and PA Consulting Group’s technology division. Having identified a niche in the market for a goat’s cheese product and ensured that Norwegian Dairies had the technology to make it, the Dragon/PA team came up with positioning and […]
The Tower of London is the setting for the first of a series of multimedia events run by the Chartered Society of Designers and supported by Design Week. Called Ancient and Modern, the series of six events is being organised by the CSD’s graphics group and will explore the impact of multimedia in settings of […]
Photo libraries are discovering that the more they specialise, the more they can accumulate – and the secret of success is in the marketing. Mark Wilson reports
Sixty staff from The Partners had a jolly holiday at Hever Castle, Kent, where they shot clay pigeons, attempted archery, swam and played tennis to their hearts’ content. The venue was secret for most Partners folk until they arrived – which took a while as they encountered a serious mishap while en route. “We hired […]
Artists used to be viewed as difficult, expensive and awkward to commission. But designers now realise that they can offer a great deal, discovers Fay Sweet
The Geffrye Museum, London’s showcase for domestic interior design, will unveil a pilot multimedia facility at October’s 100% Design show. The database is the main feature of the Geffrye Design Centre, part of the museum’s 5m extension which architect Branson Coates was appointed to design in 1992 (DW 22 May 1992). A 1997 opening is […]
After decades of prohibition and strict classification of alcohol, Swedish alcohol laws have been relaxed. As you’d expect, the alcohol market in Sweden is opening up and the Swedes can now buy bottled beer with a rocket-fuel strength of 7.5 per cent alcohol by volume. Not surprisingly, Sweden’s biggest brewery Spendrup’s is keen to cash […]