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Graduate shows like London’s New Designers and D&AD’s New Blood will have a particular poignancy this year, embodying work by the last generation of design students to hit the streets before the Government axe hit education. The impact of the cuts won’t be fully evident for a while, given the three-year lead in to most […]


Stuart Naysmith joins GP Studio as shareholder partner

Stuart Naysmith has joined interior design consultancy GP Studio as a shareholder parter. Naysmith, who joins from NGI Design Consultants, which he set up in 2008 and where he was founder and managing director, has been appointed partner at GP Studio alongside existing partners Gregor Jackson and Chris Poulton. Naysmith has also worked as the […]


Nude dresses Oasis

Nude Brand Creation has designed new packaging for the Oasis soft drink range for Coca Cola UK. Tony Enoch, partner at Nude, says, ’We have made the brand more heroic, with the “O” becoming a more recognised character within the logo.’ Nude was appointed following an initial three-way paid creative pitch with two other London-based […]


Word power

New work by Anthony Burrill will feature in the Clear Your Head Every Day exhibition, which runs at the Outline Editions gallery in London from 10 June to 16 July. The show will feature 50 small-scale and neon artworks, as well as collaborations with furniture designer Michael Marriott and sculptor Wilfred Wood.


Construct creates commemorative Mulberry tome

Construct has designed the Mulberry book, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the fashion brand. The concept for the 480-page hardback book was created by Georgia Fendley, founder and creative director of Construct and brand director of Mulberry. Photography is by Venetia Dearden. The book features an embossed cover as well as quarter linen binding […]


Cook Chick adds historic character to Adnams bitter

Brighton-based consultancy Cook Chick has created new branding and packaging for the best-selling ale from Suffolk brewer Adnams. The consultancy has designed new pump clips and take-home packaging, alongside other launch and point-of-sale items, for Adnams’ Southwold Bitter, which the brewer says accounts for approximately 60 per cent of its yearly sales. Adnams approached Cook […]


The Plant designs interactive video wall for the National Maritime Museum

The Plant is creating an interactive video wall for the National Maritime Museum’s new Sammy Ofer wing. The consultancy was appointed following a five-way creative pitch in December 2010. Five screens will be displayed in the reception, with an additional screen in the café. They will display visitor information and animations that vary according to […]


Street Wheels game winner in 24-hour design challenge

The winning projects in last month’s 24-hour Inclusive Design Challenge serve not just to help people with disabilities to lead more independent lives. They also bring an area of design often sidelined as niche into the mainstream. The Judges Award in the contest, organised by the Royal College of Art’s Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, […]


Arts organisations need to boost membership as the cuts slash their funds

If you look around London and other UK cities you will find statues of dignitaries, commissioned through ’public subscription’. In previous eras, this meant that tax-payers hadn’t stumped up the cash to honour these people, nor was a single benefactor involved. With the Government axe swinging over arts organisations, we look set to return to […]


News in Pictures

The Big Society: GDR Art from the City of Schwedt show is taking place from 6-19 May at the Red Gallery in London, featuring East German images from 60 years ago.


News in Pictures

David Meldrum has illustrated everything he has eaten over a one-year period. See the results at the Food Illustrator Project exhibition at the Arch 402 Gallery in London from 17-26 June.

Adrian Shaughnessy

Casts of the past

Put aside digital typography for a moment, and consider the beauty of traditional type generation. Adrian Shaughnessy rummages around in a glorious archive of typographic history

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