4 August 2005


Following the publication of Interbrand’s global brands survey last week, which up-and-coming niche brands do you think ought to be worthy of a place in the future?

Dinner for two

CuldeSac prefers to take an eclectic approach. For its latest project, the consultancy asked student designers to create accessories for a romantic dinner, says John Stones

Menswear boom provides opportunities for designers

It was only a matter of time before menswear once more became a focus for retail designers. Readers old enough to remember the last big push towards men in the ‘designer’ days of the late 1980s and the 1990s will recall the excitement a new-look Woodhouse brought to the high street and Jigsaw’s foray into […]

A Cannes for geeks

At Comic-Con International, the world’s largest comic book and sci-fi convention, Adrian Shaughnessy finds a great appetite for the visual and the authentic

Watch your step

Anselm Kiefer is the unsinkable dreadnought of contemporary German art. Heavy and metallic, inescapably big, looming with history. Since the 1970s, he has commanded the cultural bridge between Joseph Beuys and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He works on such a scale that his White Cube show this summer comes in two parts. The […]

Crispin Reed goes to Sterling Brands

Crispin Reed has left his position of director of brand communications at luxury skincare and fragrance brand owner Cradle Holdings to become senior vice-president Europe of Sterling Brands’ UK office.

England takes over Leeds branding as Thompson quits

Branding for the city of Leeds should finally be signed off this week, after the surprise resignation of Leeds design group Thompson. It has emerged that the group resigned its contract with Marketing Leeds, the body set up to run the branding process, despite spending nine months on the project and completing a brand proposition […]

Design Korea 2005

Design consultancies wishing to participate in the UK Trade & Investment-backed design missions to Design Korea 2005 (1-6 December) or Hong Kong Business of Design Week (19-23 November), should contact Christine Losecaat at christine@littledipper.

Do teach students the rudiments of selling their skills

In response to Comment (DW 21 July), I graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Design Futures in November last year from Napier University, Edinburgh, and moved to London with the hope of getting my foot in the door of the creative industry. A scary, eye-opening experience, but with perseverance I’ve done it. Portfolio workshops […]


David Collins has a penchant for working on glamorous projects. As his latest restaurant opens in a fanfare of publicity, he is determined to ensure his creative approach is not diluted, says Clare Dowdy

European Day of Languages

The in-house studio of London’s National Centre for Languages has created posters, postcards, stickers and T-shirts for this year’s European Day of Languages, held on the 26 September to celebrate language and cultural diversity. The creative execution takes the idea of an A to Z of languages and careers. The 26 characters are suitably clothed […]

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