Who needs gold, marble and old-school opulence? These days, discerning boutique hotel designers opt for simplicity and understated elegance, convinced that sparingly used quality materials beat glitz and glamour, says
Books on typography are often dreary tomes, but a new sourcebook goes some way towards conveying the excitement of fonts. Michael Johnson, however, is still on the look-out for the
While Olympic swimmers are this week contending with Beijing smog, Speedo is set to reinvent its entire goggles range with what it claims is the category’s first sustainably designed packaging.
This year’s London Design Festival will host a creative space that will reach out to the design community, its clients and the wider political arena on the key issues around
You can almost hear revving engines, and taste dusty air, when you look at Iain Crockart’s photographs. The one-time creative director of CDT Design rode 1600km through the Himachal Pradesh,
Can creativity be pragmatic? Or do practical considerations stifle the ability to push the envelope? asks Barry Seal When clients come to design consultancies, it’s for innovative thinking and a
Rob Howell creates sets for some of the biggest West End musicals, but he is just as keen on small-scale drama. The busy theatre designer talks to Nick Smurthwaite about
It is reported that Tesco is looking to win back customers defecting to cheaper rivals. As prices rocket, the German discount stores probably think all their Christmases have come at
Collaboration, as discussed by Lynda Relph-Knight (Comment, DW 3 July), is key to the entire design process. Designers are often treated, at best, as just suppliers by clients and, at
I could not help but be carried along by Simon Black’s sweeping prose and passion for branding as a core mission for ambitious design consultancies, set to leave behind their
Dublin’s bus information system, overhauled last week by Applied Information Group and Image Now, has been criticised in the past for failing to indicate which direction passengers are travelling in.
I have read many letters over the years bemoaning the lack of opportunities for graduates trying to get a start in the design industry. This year we decided to offer