Blow your own trumpet

Conventional strategies for bringing in new business aggravate rather than attract clients. Better to work on your social skills, says Adrian Shaughnessy

Celsius designs Neighbourhood Statistics report

Celsius has designed the cross-Government initiative Neighbourhood Statistics report. Aimed at making statistics accessible and authoritative, the project encourages audiences to absorb highly ‘technical’ information.

Making It report reveals girl power in crafts sector

The crafts sector is a burgeoning industry, worth some £826m and largely driven by female, self-employed entrepreneurs, says a Crafts Council report due to be published later this month. The survey, the first of its kind in the past ten years, identifies the crafts as the only ‘art form’ in which women significantly outnumber men. […]

CDT Design creates Royal Parks booklet

CDT Design has created a booklet for The Royal Parks, the organisation which helps to fund the maintenance and restoration of more than 2000ha of parkland across London. Featuring detailed close-up photographs of British plants, the design boasts liberal amounts of white – or rather, green – space. The designers are Christian Altmann and Tim […]

Vox Pop

British Design & Art Direction Congress is scheduled to kick off at London’s Billingsgate on 13 May. Meanwhile, organisers of the London Design Festival have started to reveal plans for the September event. What do you expect to get out of such ventures a

Magnet North designs Special K site

Magnetic North has designed a website,, promoting the Kellogg’s cereal brand. Named Kutopia, the site has been designed to provide Special K’s audience with an on-line retreat listing stories and contributions posted by fellow users.

Cuba designs Funky Egg identity

Cuba has designed the identity for on-line children’s clothing retailer Funky Egg. Described as ‘twee-free’ children’s clothing, Funky Egg sells designer garments for kids. The Web design was by Wai Seong Law of the creative group’s brand practice.


Mike Nelson is known for his large-scale installations made of sequences of interconnecting rooms that suggest real or imagined spaces. His first solo show since 2001 takes place from 8 May until 4 July. Venue: Museum of Modern Art, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP. From 8-29 May Trading Places brings together works in video, […]

The new custom

Car design is marrying creatives from a wide range of disciplines to create vehicles that are both individualistic and adaptable. Hannah Booth inspects solutions from the Royal College of Art, while Dominic Lutyens discovers how Mitsubishi h

Growth for Havas and WPP Group

Design and branding group owners WPP Group and Havas both reported improved first quarter trading results last week. UK-owned WPP reported like-for-like revenues up 2 per cent, excluding acquisitions – such as that of Cordiant Communications Group – and currency fluctuations. Most significantly, revenues for its branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications businesses recorded […]

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