Tour de Monde

Tour de Monde

Getty Images Gallery in London W1 is hosting a cycling exhibition, Tour de Monde, to commemorate London’s staging of the Tour de France last weekend. Curated by Lewis Blackwell, the event draws on the visual links between the Tour de France and cycling life across the world: from a boy standing on his bike in […]

Designers must grasp the promise of a digital future

There is a huge appetite for all things digital in design, at present. Where once digital judges on the Design Week Awards had to battle for the attention of those from other disciplines, for the past couple of years digital projects have scored very highly. Meanwhile, D&AD this year gave a coveted Black Pencil to […]

ICA 1966

Diamond sharp

Throughout its history the ICA has courted controversy, and its indefinable appeal has always made it a challenging client for designers to brand. On the occasion of its 60th birthday, Yolanda Zappaterra takes a retrospective look at its graphic portfolio

pedalling ideas

Pedalling ideas

How do you get people out of their cars and on to a bicycle? Six groups of students brainstormed for two days to generate ideas for getting bums on saddles, and Richard Clayton is intrigued by the results

Yesterday's Tomorrows

Profile: Rian Hughes

Rian Hughes can’t escape from Dan Dare, the character he adopted in the 1980s. Corporate projects may stretch his talents, but a desire for creative autonomy has led him back to his comic-book hero

Marks & Spencer sandwiches

Under the skin

Cumbersome fmcg brands may be slow to react to environmental concerns, but the message is trickling through – and when one of them does respond, the reward is a dramatic improvement in consumer perceptions

Peter Schreyer

Top Kia design officer targets Apple’s ‘must-have’ brand appeal

Car designer Peter Schreyer, chief design officer at Kia Motors, is looking to build a brand as recognisable, successful and influential as Apple Computer.Speaking ahead of his honorary doctorate award at the Royal College of Art last week, Schreyer says his vision for the South Korean car company, which is owned by Hyundai, is to […]

Museum of Liverpool design

Haley Sharp Design takes lead at Museum of Liverpool

The iconic £68m Museum of Liverpool has appointed exhibition design group Haley Sharpe Design as lead exhibition design consultancy for the venue.Located on the Mann Island World Heritage Site at Liverpool’s famous Pier Head, the landmark building promises to accommodate an estimated 750 000 visitors per year.Danish architect 3XN will be responsible for the new […]

Poole Museum logo

Steers McGillan circles round Poole Museum identity

The waterfront museum on Poole harbour is set to unveil its transformation this weekend, with a new glass and steel atrium and contemporary displays that tell the story of Poole.Bath-based design consultancy Steers McGillan, which was appointed following a three-way credentials pitch, has devised the branding, exhibition space and interior graphics for Poole Museum, which […]

So What?

Centralised support failing small design groups, says report

Government support is letting down the increasing number of smaller design consultancies, a new report claims.Think-tank Demos accuses the Government of frequently creating ‘confusion, indifference and irritation’ among small companies operating in the design sector, along with those in fashion, architecture and the media, because it doesn’t understand how they work.The report – So, What […]

Fort Dunlop

News in pictures

Manchester design consultancy Love has created an installation of three life-sized cows for property developer Urban Splash’s latest development, Fort Dunlop in Birmingham.

I love NY


When it comes to civic branding, New York knocks London into a cocked hat.The debate about the new 2012 identity has distracted us from an important issue. Great cities are about substance and style in equal measure, not just the latter. The 2012 logo is certainly different, but is it just upbeat packaging on an […]

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