Superdrug is reviewing its design consultancy roster following the takeover of its parent company Kruidvat by the ports-to-telecommunications giant Hutchison Whampoa last week. Credential presentations by Pearlfisher, Turner Duckworth, Brandhouse WTS, and Creative Leap are in progress. Superdrug is also considering two other unnamed consultancies. Williams Murray Hamm has refused to re-pitch for the business. […]
Although Tim Rich is suitably impressed with the functionality of the Segway HT human transporter, he cannot help but be amused by its unusual form
To the Point has created the identity, literature and hoardings for a Land Securities retail space at 500 Oxford Street, London. The work launches this week and aims to promote the site to major retailers, says To the Point managing director Simon Hutton.
Bollocks. Not what you want to imagine when you’re tucking into your muesli or sipping your breakfast lemon-and-hot-water. But that’s the title of the first piece to be exhibited at Her House – graphic designer Morag Myerscough’s new gallery, located (intimately enough) in her own kitchen. A minimalist coffee table, screenprinted with the word and […]
By Design Week’s standards, it wasn’t too difficult a question. ‘Who designed your crest?’ we asked Sunderland Football Club for our club badge feature (DW 29 August). But we may as well have asked what colour pants its chairman was wearing that day, such was the wall of silence that greeted our request. ‘We do […]
In response to your Comment (DW 18 July), the Design Festival is a great idea and it makes sense to have London as the hub for world design, but other parts of the world need to celebrate this festival too as a British celebration. In London we could have a debate – on, say, the […]
Redhouse Lane has revamped Aviation, the customer magazine for ExxonMobil. The publication targets international aviation fuel customers.
Design Week is holding its next Meeting Point social event for young designers at a central London venue from 7pm on Wednesday 18 September. The event is ticket only and open to young designers working freelance, in consultancies or in-house. To get on the list for tickets e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lumsden Design Partnership has created a retail format for Ainsleys, an independent baked goods and sandwich chain in Leeds. The design is likely to roll out to the company’s 40-outlet estate following a successful trial of the concept. The project, which is worth up to £50 000 in fees to the consultancy, was instigated in […]
Scarlette has designed the identity for Granada Sky Broadcasting’s flagship channel, Plus. The group was appointed after a six-way pitch.
Recent developments at the Design Business Association have, as your Comment suggested (DW 15 August), raised again the subject of a broadly representative designers’ trade body. How novel. Sadly, I recall reading letters on the subject in Design magazine in my school library over 20 years ago. It must be the job of the design […]
The heartfelt plea for more job opportunities in design from Dan Cox (Letters, DW 22 August) was literate, but hardly persuasive. Sadly, in today’s market there is a surplus of designers – especially young designers and more especially designers who, unlike Dan, cannot communicate effectively. One possible cause of graduate unemployment is the fact colleges […]