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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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