6 September 2007

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News in pictures

Thomas Heatherwick has transformed the entrance to Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital in London, as part of a £2m project to improve the area. Heatherwick’s first commission for the NHS, the works include better pedestrian access and improved signage and lighting. Pictured is the Boiler Suit, a façade designed to encase the boiler house that […]

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Festival perspective

The scale and scope of the London Design Festival means you need to steer a well-planned route through the mammoth event that covers every discipline as well as multiple sites across the capital. Max Fraser provides a guideTHE JOB of organising the London Design Festival, now in its fifth year, into a coherent package for […]

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Kid appeal

Obvious colours and predictable shapes have long dominated design for children, says Pamela Buxton, but recent research, the subject of a London Design Festival conference, finds that there’s no sound reason for this

Brandhouse client services head poached by Albion

Brandhouse client services director Liz Wilson is to leave the consultancy to join advertising agency Albion in the same role. The consultancy has no plans to recruit a replacement. After three years at Brandhouse, Wilson is taking her branding experience back to her advertising roots. She has previously held roles at ad agencies Lowe, TBWA […]

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Photon pays £6.4m for Corporate Edge

Corporate Edge’s acquisition by Photon Group UK, part of Australian specialist marketing services group Photon Group, marks the first purchase of a branding consultancy by the UK arm of the Australian network.The consultancy will receive an upfront payment of AUD15.65m (£6.4m), with an undisclosed remainder disbursed following performance markers through to 2010. Corporate Edge reported […]

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Print into art

If printmaking seems to be always about work, work, work, then why not call a halt for a moment and consider its myriad possibilities as a thread of artistic practice? Four designers who use printing techniques heavily in their conceptual work join together for a new exhibition at London Printworks. The results are pleasingly diverse. […]

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Aiming for an emerald planet

Martin Nixon always assumed that his design business was environmentally right on, but an audit revealed that his carbon footprint was much bigger than he thought

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Circular logos are just the thing in The Netherlands too

I recently noticed an article on page 3 of Design Week (DW 16 August) about De-construct rebuilding the Crafts Council website. I couldn’t help but notice that the new Crafts Council logo resembles the logo of our platform Creating Brands in the Netherlands, which is part of the Association of Dutch Designers. Jean-Louis Goossens, Public […]

There’s no excuse for being rude to your candidates

I’d like to sound a note of caution to all graduates – after the interview, get used to being left in the dark, for there seems to be a lack of etiquette in informing candidates in our industry. A sudden influx of work or a pitch opportunity can draw the attention of the creative director […]

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I wasn’t aspiring to be Hemingway in six words

Much as I enjoyed Quentin Newark’s critique of the 26 posters project (DW 6 September), he is missing the point. We weren’t ‘encouraged to take a site as [our] starting point’, the brief was categorical – to create a poster that made a pithy, six-word comment or observation about the location in which it appeared. […]

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