7 September 2006

All of Us project inspires art therapy

The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Trust, one of the largest cardiothoracic centres in Europe, is seeking to introduce further interactive design projects across the hospital to improve the experience of patients, following the completion of it

Banksy targets Paris Hilton albums

Guerrilla artist Banksy saw fit to pull a heist on celebrity-turned-popstar Paris Hilton last week, when he doctored 500 copies of her debut album – Paris – with his own remixes and changed the designs of the CD sleeve to picture a topless Hilton bearing the head of a dog.

Conran Holdings reports giant leap in profits

Conran Holdings, the parent group of Conran & Partners, has reported a massive increase in pre-tax profits to £36.7m for the financial year to March, up from £2.6m last time, and on sales of £109.3m.The lion’s share of the profit stems from the sale of its 50 per cent stake in London’s Great Eastern Hotel […]

Stepping stones

For designers hoping to cross over into a different sector, it is becoming increasingly difficult, as employers demand that the right boxes are ticked. John Stones looks at ways of bridging the gap and making that leap. Life doesn’t always work out quite the way that you expect. Often, of course, this is hardly cause […]

Paul Cartwright Branding designs graphics for Bhs coffee lounge

Paul Cartwright Branding has designed the graphics for a Bhs coffee lounge format, which is to be rolled out across the retailer’s stores. A trial café opened in Bhs Oxford Street in London last week, introducing the ‘Italian characters’ Luigi and Maria through photography. The consultancy has also introduced timber wall panelling, framed mirrors and […]

NB Studio creates style for Jelly Belly brand extension

Jelly Belly, the US-based confectionary company, has revealed ambitions to move into the childrenswear market with the launch of a Jelly Belly Junior range, as part of its global brand extension strategy. A raft of products will be designed according to a style guide developed by NB Studio. The guide will launch next year and […]

Expansion from the East to the West may benefit the UK

I fully agree with your editorial discussing issues surrounding the expansion of UK design (Comment, DW 24 August). As the UK director of Mildberry, which was founded in Moscow in 1999, I can assure you that there are a growing number of agencies in the East looking to expand westwards, including into the UK. However, […]

Come and join us at the Preston reunion club night in London

Over the years, Preston, Preston Polytechnic and the University of Central Lancashire, have been catalysts for creative talent. Now we’re bringing one of its best-loved underground club nights, the renowned Jellybean, down to the capital as part of the reunion celebrations. We know times have changed. We all have busy lifestyles, and we can never […]

D&AD on the brink of naming president

D&AD is set to name its future president from the design industry next week, with Poke founder Simon Waterfall in hot contention for the top job. Other potential candidates are Garrick Mamm of Williams Murray Hamm and Quentin Newark of Atelier Works, with the successful entrant serving as deputy president for 12 months. The full […]

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