The Olympic logo sends me to sleep

On seeing the London Olympics logo this week, these are my, and I’m sure quite a few others’, opinions: • The Olympic movement is about togetherness, but this execution is

A summer wheeze

Anyone strolling through London’s Kensington Gardens this week who sees a curious shed on the horizon, take note: it’s not Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen’s Serpentine Pavilion making an early

Getting a head start in design

If you’ve just graduated, the most important rule in the job-hunting jungle, as in education, is ‘do your research’. Know your prey, says Torben Dunn

XO laptop

Profile: Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar creates desirable lighting and products, but it is the budget XO laptop – created for the developing world – that has the potential to change lives. Sarah Verdone


Has the credibility of design been dented by the 2012 branding, and if so, what can it do to recover? I’ve been arguing for more flexible identity schemes for as

Jon Burgerman


Generally speaking, inspiration comes from all around me.

Follow the crowd

Shared experiences, like conferences and exhibitions, have a remarkable pull on us. Hugh Pearman wonders at our curious appetite for inconvenient gatherings

Lord Coe

Will it run the distance?

The 2012 identity has been panned by the media, but the work meets its varied criteria and it has five years to prove itself, says Sarah Woods

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