Design Council design director Sean Blair has joined the judging panel for the 1996 Design Week Awards. Chaired by Jon Turner, head of global design at The Body Shop, the panel will assess entries in 15 categories and will also nominate a best of show. Closing date for entries is Friday 20 October. For details, contact Andrew Pincott, Centaur Conferences. Fax: 0171-287 8706.
The professional finance body has been given a new look by Smith & Milton, which includes a flat, line-drawn coat of arms, san-serif typeface and updated colour palette.
The museum and cultural hubin Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.
Consultancy Interabang has designed the set of stamps, which feature 10 of the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years, including Space Hopper and Spirograph.