Design groups are set to benefit now that planning permission has been granted for a £150m restoration and refurbishment of the Grade I-listed St Pancras Chambers in London’s King’s Cross. Under plans by property developer Manhattan Loft Corporation, the former Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras railway station will be regenerated to include a five-star […]
It’s great to see the design industry getting its act together as a concerted force at last, with news of far-reaching joint initiatives between the Design Business Association and the Design Council (see news, page 5). This may not be the first move to effect collaboration between official design bodies, but it is the most […]
The Beck’s Futures Student Prize for Film and Video supports students at UK institutions who work with moving image media. The shortlist can be seen from 8 to 11 April. Venue: Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2. Blue Marmalade, until 17 April, showcases the work of this innovative Scottish design consultancy that has […]
The Hackney Theatre Partnership, an organisation representing theatres located in London’s borough of Hackney, including the Hackney Empire, has appointed Rrroar to produce the group’s first identity. The marque will launch in May and will run across all collateral, including a website, which Rrroar is currently designing. The brief was to create a distinctive logo […]
Gary Panter is an oddity in the art world – he straddles commercial and fine art and offers custom drawings at knock-down prices.
Bowman Creative has appointed former MBNA head of marketing communications for loans and retail finance John Harnett to take on the role of planning and strategy director.
I enjoyed Hugh Pearman’s Private View – A toast to mediocrity (DW 31 March), largely about his fogey tastes and somewhat about brand positioning. It’s very 21st century to call a spade a spade.
Glasgow multidisciplinary consultancy Curious Group is to overhaul the design of Artstore, which claims to be Scotland’s largest single arts and crafts retailer. The work forms part of a larger business development plan by Artstore, which will see additional shops opening in major UK cities over the next five years. The £350 000 redesign is […]
Malaysia Airlines’ first class has been given a plush redesign by Priestman Goode. Clare Dowdy tries it for size
Changing consumer trends are forcing department stores to rethink their strategy, with the aim of improving the retail experience, says SarahBalmond
Design Forum Finland has jointly awarded Syrup Helsinki graphic designers Antti Hinkula and Teemu Suviala its Young Designer of the Year 2005 prize. The â‚¬5000 (£3400) award is donated by the Bob Helsinki marketing agency.
Regarding our work for London Borough of Tower Hamlets (DW 24 February), we feel the piece implies Phage is responsible for the ‘Idea’ brand. We are, in fact, working on the print promotion for the Lifelong Learning programme: one element of the overall brand being brought under the ‘Idea’ umbrella this year. The brand consultation […]