5 February 2009

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Freesheets and free online content are slowly killing off the paid-for daily. Mike Dempsey suspects it’s only a matter of time before newspaper sales atrophy –
though no cyber experience can equal the pleasure of quality weekend supplements

Going skinny

The pressure is on for websites to deliver the goods quickly, rather than divert or show off. Michael Johnson charts the current drift towards increasing simplicity and ease of navigation in Web design, creating sites that work on mobiles too

Creative director Eric Scott leaves Saffron

Saffron global creative director Eric Scott has left the branding group after a ‘mutual agreement that the working relationship was incompatible’, according to Saffron principal Ian Stephens.Scott arrived at Saffron about a year ago, after being fired as chief executive of Wolff Olins’ US operation at the end of 2005, allegedly for refusing to make […]

Hgv Design cooks up Holy Cow identity

London group HGV Design has created a new identity for organic dairy Holy Cow.HGV was commissioned to the work by independent branding consultant Tim Watson, who was working with client Geoff Sayers, owner of organic dairy farm Carswell Farm, to reposition Sayers’ Holy Cow brand.Watson says, ‘Geoff wanted someone to look at where Holy Cow […]

Uniform designs Aura sofa group branding

Emerging furniture design group Aura is poised to launch its brand identity, designed by Liverpool-based consultancy Uniform Communications.The bespoke sofa manufacturer, also based in Liverpool, appointed Uniform last summer on the strength of a recommendation from artist Ceri Hand, for whom Uniform has also done branding work.Founded in 2007 by Paula Smith and Darren Connolly, […]

Brighton conference to look at future of education

With controversy continuing to swirl around former Landor Europe and Fitch managing director Ian Cochrane’s recommendation in Design Week that design students ‘get out’ of a sector that ‘does not need’ them,the University of Brighton is to address the iss

Working in retail abroad

Foreign retailers are keen to exploit the globally admired expertise of UK designers. Maeve Hosea talks to creatives who have dealt with the challenges of
working in four very different regions

News in Pictures

Paper-cut lampshades made from recycled paper and created by designer Yu Jordy Fu will form part of Hidden Art’s line-up at the Milan furniture fair, from
22-27 April.

3D illustration is hard to resist

With its delight in the grotesque and its echoes of childish play, 3D illustration in the digital era offers a sense of heightened reality that artists and advertisers
alike find hard to resist. Anna Richardson reports


Many designers consider themselves artists too, but Mauro Perucchetti went from running an international design and architectural practice to becoming a successful professional artist, conjuring work of candy-coloured, seductive aesthetic appeal with a


EXHIBITION l From Art School to University: Art and Design at Brighton 1859-2009, until 14 March. Work from artists and designers associated with the university, to celebrate the founding of the original art school 150 years ago. Venue: University of Brighton Gallery, Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY. Details: www.brighton.ac.uk/arts150. calls for entries l ED Awards […]

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