Inspired

In 2005, I received a commission to do my first interiors job, for Vodafone. The main piece was to be a map showing its global activity. Finally, I was able to bring together several influences into one piece. First, my father is an optician and my mother is a ceramicist, and their two disciplines have […]

UK has strong design leaders as well as creatives

If the reports are correct, we should be greatly heartened by Apple Computer’s decision to buy more top creative talent in the UK. Considered alongside the huge success of Apple’s British overall design head Jonathan Ive, the appointment of Harriet Devoy as creative head for graphics at Apple Europe would suggest that Apple boss Steve […]

Landor gives crisp packs to Sensations

Walkers is introducing the first redesign of its Sensations crisp range since its launch in 2002, with a packaging overhaul by Landor Associates. The relaunch aims to raise Sensations’s on-shelf impact, after Walkers found the brand image to be ‘tiring’ in the face of designs from competitor brands. According to Landor creative director Derek Johnston, […]

Inflatable canopy for Serpentine

An inflatable ovoid canopy has been revealed as the design for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens, created by architect Rem Koolhaas and structural designer Cecil Balmond. The canopy will float above the gallery’s lawn and be lit up from within at night. The pavilion opens in June.

Apple chooses Devoy as head of European graphics

Apple Computer appears to have placed another Brit at the heart of its design operation, with the appointment of Harriet Devoy to the newly-created position of creative director for graphic design at Apple Europe. Devoy (pictured) is currently creative director of The Chase’s London office, but departs from the consultancy just as it is sold to […]

Vitra to launch full support office chair

Vitra is to launch what it claims is the first office chair to offer physical support beyond the lumbar zone. It says this ergonomic concept is a response to the demands of computer-dominated workplaces. Designed by Mario and Claudio Bellini, the HeadLine chair is an evolution of the Vitra’s Ypsilon model, released in 2000, also […]

Graphic designer Ruari McLean dies

Typographer and graphic designer Ruari McLean died this week aged 88. McLean was involved in publications including 1950s boys’ comic Eagle and Penguin’s children’s book imprint Puffin.

The Apple of Bill’s eye

A self-conscious, but light-hearted short film shows Microsoft failing to replicate the packaging success of Apple Computer’s iPod, says Adrian Shaughnessy How do we tell our clients that their ideas are wrong? We can be subtle and clever about it, or we can be blunt and confrontational. Or we can take a cue from a […]

Corporate Edge to promote Derry

Corporate Edge has been appointed by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to consider the proposition of key tourist attractions in the county and city of Londonderry.The project is in the early stages but could include signage and brand identity work. Any final brand identity is subject to the difficulties of the long-running dispute over the […]

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