Design opportunities at St Pancras Chambers

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 […]

New alliance rekindles spirit of Design Unity

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 […]

Rrroar identity for Hackney theatre group

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 […]

Keep it surreal

Gary Panter is an oddity in the art world – he straddles commercial and fine art and offers custom drawings at knock-down prices.

Curious Group in frame for Artstore

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 […]

Make heritage turn a profit

Changing consumer trends are forcing department stores to rethink their strategy, with the aim of improving the retail experience, says SarahBalmond

Our ideas just one small part of the grand scheme

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 […]

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