7 August 2003

We shouldn’t be afraid to stand up and be counted

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 […]

Small Japanese Soldier launches website

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?

Legislation will see sites become more accessible

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 […]

Is Tube brief a load of hot air?

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 […]

Building up interest

Paul Murphy hopes the forthcoming BBC series Restoration will get the public thinking about design’s role in the public domain once again

Boots Healthcare targets PI Global for painkiller packaging overhaul

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 collaborates with Mother

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.

Switched on to branding

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 catalogue

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 […]

Vox Pop

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?

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