Being quick on the draw

If drug laws are relaxed, cannabis cafés could start appearing across the UK. Hannah Booth takes a deep breath and looks at the retail design implications


Thought Communicating will launch a Brand Survival Kit for Powergen on 15 April, designed to help people create consistent communications for the company. The pack follows Thought Communicating’s creation of

Vox pop

The three-year-old Design Yorkshire initiative is entering a new, possibly productive phase. What do you think is the most successful way for initiatives such as this to put cities, regions

Sorrell calls for London festival

John Sorrell, co-founder of The Sorrell Foundation, has called for a London design festival to celebrate the capital’s prowess as a creative city. ‘A major international design festival would be


Usability researcher Jared Spool gives a talk hosted by the British Human Computer Interaction Group and the UK Usability Professionals Association on 8 April at 7pm. Contact: talks/spool to


McNeece will this week launch a new identify for design recruitment agency Starfish. The new identity will be applied to advertising, stationery, digital media and on-line.

Bates invests in Dixonbaxi rebrand

Dixonbaxi has been appointed to rebrand independent financial advisor Bates Investment Services. The consultancy, formed by former Attik creative directors Simon Dixon and Aporva Baxi in November last year (DW

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