On Tuesday The Royal Mail launched its special first class stamp, to commemorate the Year of the Artist. It uses a photograph by Tobi Corney of a human eye, reflecting the role of the artist as social observer and commentator.
The passing of John Gillard is a great loss to all of us who had the privilege of knowing and being taught by him. Gillard was a very special person and hundreds of us owe him a huge debt.
A seven-and-a-half-year-old boy has won Poole-based consultancy David Clark Design a ton of new clients since penning the company’s new business letter, complete with cute drawings. OK, so admittedly the wee nipper – called Alfie, who happens to be the son of joint managing director Jonathan Clark – didn’t actually write it, but it is […]
Cardiff design consultancy Brazil Design has created a CD-ROM for medical glove manufacturer Ansell, to raise awareness of latex allergy. The consultancy has translated the CD into German, French and Italian, and produced versions for the Canadian and South African markets.
Swedish vodka brand Absolut’s run of success with London design consultancy Pearlfisher has taken its latest turn. New gift packaging will be arriving on shop shelves in time for Christmas. Designed for the brand’s global markets, the flexibly branded gift pack has been designed for more than just the usual one-off seasonal use. The creative […]
It appears there really are too many companies and not enough names to go round. Hot on the heels of confusion over Design Distillery supplying earth-moving equipment rather than design skills, the vehicle-monikered HGV Design has now been mistaken, no
US-based digital media group Kioken has launched a UK office, which it hopes to expand next year. The group plans to use its London base as a launch pad into motion graphics and interactive TV. Kioken already has ten staff working from its temporary office in Berners Mews, but plans “a big expansion” in February, […]
The British Museum Great Court has been simplified to create a soothing retreat from the claustrophobia of central London
London events and brand communication group Park Avenue has created the Christmas lighting display for the British Airways London Eye, launched last week. The wheel will be lit up throughout December until 6 January during the morning rush hour and in the evening. Park Avenue has attached lights to each of the 32 individual passenger […]
London furniture designer Finn Stone has launched his polyethylene Ball Chair in three shades of granite effect finish. The Ball chair is also available in glass fibre.
Good Heavens – Dan Colman Draws Crowds; Hannah Gal; The Association of Illustrators; Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
Michael Peters hit the right note in his John Gillard obituary (DW 3 November). Gillard was colourful and controversial. I knew nobody in teaching quite like him. Peters is right, too, when he says, “sadly, one-off characters are rarely recognised by decision-makers in design education”. I would go further. Lack of recognition is the rule […]