31 March 2011

Joey Ruiter

Profile: Joey Ruiter

The US industrial designer has had a life-long fascination with taking things apart and putting them back together. Anna Norman talks to him about his impulse to deconstruct and recreate anything from tools and bicycles to boats

Peleda Dunny doll

Animated spirit

Dark and mutated, imbued with ethical conscience and a spiritual, otherworldly awareness – or just plain cute – animated characters have never been more popular, teeming in gaming and online, in TV and film. Laura Snoad takes a ride through toon town and learns the tricks of evoking personality


Dung deal

The race is on to find new and ever more efficient ways of creating environment-friendly papers. Suzanne Hinchliffe samples some contenders on the pulp fibre scene – and comes across the ultimate in sustainability in a rather unexpected quarter

Le Gun 1

Monochrome universe

It has been two long years since Le Gun’s last edition, but if its cultish existence had faded from the edges of our collective consciousness, it is returning with a vengeance. The illustration magazine seems to have spent its downtime becoming more Le Gun than ever. The new issue exploits the magazine’s best idea to […]

Good Heavens

Heavens above

B&B Studio has developed the name, identity, packaging, website and marketing collateral for drinking yoghurt Good Heavens, a new Bio Green Dairy product that will be pitched to what the consultancy feels is a predominantly female market. The pack design is working to express an uplifting experience and communicate a handcrafted aesthetic.

Chameleon Bar

Colour Chameleon

Black & Ginger has created a website for Liverpool bar Chameleon. The consultancy was appointed following work on the bar’s creative strategy and psychedelic look. Black & Ginger creative director Alex Frech says, ’We looked to the works of [Op artist] Bridget Riley to influence our interpretation of the venue, combining pattern and colour with […]

Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media creates new vision for Muz

Red Bee Media has created a new onand off-screen identity for Russian television channel Muz. The channel, which is targeted at young women, features a mix of aspirational music and celebrity gossip programming and game shows such as Conveyor Belt of Love and Russia’s Next Top Model. Red Bee Media was appointed in December 2010 […]

Mark Design

Mark Design helps Conservatoire dance to a new online beat

Mark Design is redeveloping the website for the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, an umbrella organisation of eight dance, drama and circus skills schools. The consultancy was appointed in November 2010, having designed the CDD’s annual review. Mark Design director Gus Mark says, ’The current site was very dry – it didn’t reflect the energy […]

Crush Design

Crush Design creates covers for Philip Pullman trilogy

Crush Design has created new covers for the His Dark Materials trilogy of fantasy novels by best-selling author Philip Pullman. The consultancy was appointed by publisher Scholastic in December 2010 on the strength of its portfolio, says Crush creative director Carl Rush. Crush was originally commissioned to create the cover of the first title, Northern […]


It looks like we have to teach the Government about the value of design

While design turns in on itself to debate whether or not the logo is dead, the Government thinks it has the answer. The logo is very much alive for Prime Minister David Cameron, but the designer’s role in it is negligible. This was the message on Monday as Cameron launched the Start-Up Britain initiative mooted […]

Aloof Design

Aloof Design puts Roberson Wine in the black with distinct premium trade identity

Aloof Design is creating a new website for the premium trade department of independent wine merchant Roberson Wine. The consultancy began work on the project in September 2010, having previously refreshed Roberson Wine’s retail website. Aloof was briefed to create a separate identity for the trade arm of the business that would differentiate it from […]

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