31 January 2002

Digest

NB Studio is creating the identity and branding for the National Portrait Gallery’s Americans exhibition, which opens in October.

Royal Mail’s coastline stamps

Britain’s 7000 mile-long coastline is the subject of the Royal Mail’s forthcoming stamp set, which will be issued on 19 March. Aerial photography by Richard Cooke captures ten diverse shorelines, including the tiny fishing port of Padstow in Cornwall, the white cliffs of Dover, St Abb’s Head in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides and sunbathers and surfers […]

If you need ‘good brand police’, call the Bill

Much has been written about the importance of design and its standing as a central business discipline, with designers taking the sometime role of brand guardian. However, Design Week’s cover last week did not intend to suggest that erstwhile FutureBrand graphics and branding creative director Bill Wallsgrove had become an enforcer. It was just an […]

Product of the Future

Design student Guy Robinson’s prototype for crutches goes on show at the Science Museum (31 January 2002). Robinson’s design, which offers greater support and manoeuvrability, appears as part of the Product of the Future awards, which is a collaboration between the museum, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and the Royal College […]

Juices flowing? You must be kidding Stef

Creative juices drying up? Well, wet them again with writer Stefan Engeseth’s top tips for creativity from his book, Detective Marketing: Bring your kids to work. Press the wrong button in the lift. Swap Filofaxes (does anyone still use a Filofax?) with a colleague. Invite someone from the street to your next meeting which you […]

Saunders goes troubleshooting

Jason Saunders, former-creative director of Tucker Clarke-Williams Creative, has resurfaced as a ‘design doctor’. Saunders, who was made redundant from TCWC in October last year following the consultancy’s loss of a key account, will offer a brand identity service, trading as Design Doctor ‘I am positioning myself as a design troubleshooter. I will adopt a […]

Colour of White: Brave New Work for Advertising and Design

Pentagram is hosting an exhibition of artists’ work where fine art photography meets the creative industries, entitled The Colour of White: Brave New Work for Advertising and Design. The Colour of White is the licensing and commissioning division of Eyestorm. Photographers include Erwin Blumenfeld, Anoushka Fisz, Bill Owens, Marc Quinn and Marc Riboud among others.

Designers’ views will help the future needs initiative

You have to applaud the Design Council for its involvement in the European Union-backed initiative Design for Future Needs (DW 20 September 2001). Aimed at promoting the fundamental role design can play in policy-making across business and government, this collaborative venture promises to go much further than previous Design Council projects, such as its work […]

British Embassy in Paris will showcase UK talent

The British Embassy in Paris is throwing its weight behind British designers with an exhibition designed to increase distribution of UK products in French stores. The visual identity, promotional material and packaging for Spot On, which is scheduled to open in Paris’s Haute Definition gallery in May, is designed by The Grand Design. The logo […]

UK tourism drive identity not so OK, protests Sprout

The multi-million pound campaign to relaunch Britain as a tourist destination, UK OK, has run into controversy within a week of launch, with accusations that it plagiarises an existing slogan. UK OK promises to be one of Britain’s biggest ever tourism campaigns. The British Tourist Authority unveiled the UK OK logo, created by ad agency […]

Digest

Gill Davies Associates has designed the logo for the Shoreditch Business Network, which is unveiled in two weeks.

Exhibitions

Mario Testino; Devil’s Playground; Transition: the London Art Scene in the Fifties; Contemporary Czech Architecture from 1990-2000

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