6 January 2005

Plan to freeze arts funding could hit design industry

The design industry faces a New Year blow as the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announces plans that will effectively cut Government arts organisations subsidy by about £30m in real terms over three years. The department’s Spending Review 2004 freezes arts budgets at the 2005 level of £413m for the next three years. This […]

Revamp for Agents’ Association

The Agents’ Association launches a revamped identity by Creatiscope Design this month, as it moves to modernise its 70-year-old image and reinforce its connections with the entertainment industry. The association’s members represent performers, musicians and other celebrities across the light entertainment industry and the updated marque will be applied across stationery, literature and the members’ […]

Shoot it out

At last photography in Europe has its own Oscars equivalent – the Deutsche Börse Prize.

Not everyone is out to steal business and contacts

In response to Ian Silverstein’s article on common experience (DW 2 December 2004) I can say this: I have had quite regular meetings with Ian over the past two to three years, which I believe have been fairly open and without any of the clandestine agenda that competing consultancies usually face. We use the time […]

Enterprise IG makes senior appointments

Enterprise IG has made a raft of senior appointments and promotions. Former Sitrick & Company partner and Financial Times journalist Alan Brew has been appointed worldwide president, former Germany chief executive Andreas Unger becomes European head of strategy, and head of brand engagement Peter Bell becomes worldwide CEO brand engagement.

collect calling

Collect is capitalising on the growing international market for applied art, discovers Miriam Cadji

Bibliotheque on menu for Busaba Eatthai

Restaurateur Alan Yau is to open a third Busaba Eathai, on London’s Bird Street, in April next year, with graphics designed by Bilbliotheque. The Busaba chain currently comprises two London restaurants – in Wardour Street and Store Street – and serves Thai food in contemporary surroundings. Interiors at the third venue are likely to be […]

Making the right moves

After integrating Boots the Chemists’ in-house design team last summer, Mark Shaw discusses his experience of European Tupe legislation

I Love Dust and Riba to aid Asia

The design industry has yet to issue a consolidated response to the tsunami disaster in Asia, but Hampshire-based I Love Dust has launched an initiative called Designed to Help that will send proceeds to charities working in the region. The consultancy is looking for designers to participate; for more information please visit www. designedtohelp.com. Meanwhile, […]

Close the business case

If design wants more press it needs to stop emphasising its value as a business driver. It may be true, but it isn’t visually appealing

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