It’s gratifying to see a design group stand up for its beliefs and resign a piece of business, especially in these depressed times. I’ve always admired Williams Murray Hamm’s work in breaking the mould and it’s applaudable that this extends into the way it runs its business. Not knowing the ins and outs of this […]
It’s that man again. Small Japanese Soldier launched its website the other day with a flurry of balloons. It looks like they roped in Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker to hand out some flyers too – surely that’s her on the right of the photo?
Digital designers look set to benefit from Government legislation that will soon require websites to comply with tougher accessibility standards, it has emerged this week. From October 2004, Internet services must be made available to everyone, regardless of ability, including people suffering from visual, auditory, physical or cognitive disabilities. Companies will be forced to redesign […]
London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s £100 000 ‘reward’ for designing an air conditioning system for the capital’s deep-level Tube trains has failed to strike a chord with product designers. The Greater London Authority-controlled Transport for London took over the running of London Underground earlier this month. As temperatures in carriages soared to 98°F during last month’s […]
Paul Murphy hopes the forthcoming BBC series Restoration will get the public thinking about design’s role in the public domain once again
PI Global has updated the corporate identity of leading painkiller Nurofen to make its brand values more ‘transportable’ to other media and to differentiate it from copycat competitors. The revamped packaging goes on-shelf from this week. According to PI Global executive creative director Don Williams, who worked on the project with senior designer Diana Ross, […]
BBC Broadcast has collaborated with ad agency Mother to rebrand cable channel UK Gold. The new-look graphics feature an icon, designed by BBC Broadcast, to ‘hallmark’ the output as ‘gold standard’, says a group spokeswoman.
Landor Associates is expanding its Middle East presence with the appointment of Andrew Blakemore as creative director Middle East and John Brash as creative director Dubai.
Richard Clayton finds out why British designers feel there’s more opportunity for television branding briefs to be inspiring when they’re sourced from overseas
Design Nation launches a catalogue at Decorex International in September, showcasing the work of 130 product designers. Designers featured include architectural glass designer Karen Lawrence (kiln cast glass pictured); ceramicist Claire Seneviratne; furniture designer Rowland Ziervogel and textile graduate Michelle House. Design Nation promotes British design and assists graduates with business training. Decorex International takes […]
Research shows that the concerns of the over-50s have changed over recent years (News Analysis, DW 31 July). What would you say are their priorities now?
Bafta North has appointed Warrington-based Viv’id Creative Communications to design a standalone regional logo and marketing programme.