31 August 2006

Festival classics revisited

With London slowly gearing up for 2012, the somewhat forlorn hope is that the Olympics can again spawn aesthetic innovation – or at least coherence – comparable to the Festival

Profile: Laura McCafferty

Laura McCafferty won’t compromise her labour-intensive craft, but she has the kind of promotional savvy that is unusual in someone who graduated two years ago. It’s a potent mix, says

UNEP throws its weight behind Green Awards

The United Nations is to endorse an awards scheme that will recognise the creative use of marketing and design to promote sustainability and environmental issues. Under the United Nations Environment

Aegon set to rebrand its UK portfolio

Global insurance group Aegon is rebranding its UK portfolio, following a year-long strategic review by Enterprise IG. Scottish Equitable, the company’s primary UK brand, will see its logo replaced with

Another dimension

The V&A’s exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches will be accompanied by animation that uses 21st century technology to give a deeper insight into the artist’s work, says Yolanda Zappaterra


It’s important not to confuse inspiration with admiration. In truth, I find much to admire – beauty, efficiency, sheer audacity – but a good deal less to be inspired by.


According to press reports, Apple Computer is concerned about other companies using the word ‘pod’ in their branding and the computer company is taking steps to claim the legal rights

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