8 August 2002

Design Week has gay old time playing BBC game

It’s not often that we get our pick of Village Peeps, Disco Bunnies, Bikers or Poofs of the Past here at Design Week. No, we haven’t started cruising after hours, we’ve just started playing Gaylords (www.bbc.co.uk/choice/games/gaylords), the Randommedia-designed on-line game supporting That Gay Show. According to the client, the site ‘pushed Flash to its limits’. […]


A ‘type foundry’ website – www.flaretype.com – will be launched next month by identical twin typographers Taiwo and Kehinde Adeniji. The initial collection will feature 12 fonts grouped under the headings Empire, Neon and Structure.

Future Visions designs for Peter Georgiou

Energy-fuelled photographs based on Japanese Manga animation are the focus of Future Visions’ designs of marketing materials for up-and-coming hairdresser Peter Georgiou. Shot by photographer Richard Stow, the pictures will be used in Georgiou’s entry for the British Hairdressing Awards, as well as featuring in his coffee table book and website, all designed by the […]

Music to your eyes

Mike Exon tunes into a selection of work by young sleeve designers, who are taking on the music industry on their own terms

Gazumping process seeps into the design industry

If you were a charity, in the process of shortlisting several groups to enter a paid pitch to design your identity, would you welcome with open arms one of the most renowned design groups in the world, offering to do the project for free? Of course you would. Interestingly, this very scenario has just happened. […]


TeNues publishes Archipockets, a series of design and architecture books featuring Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto and Alvaro Siza this month, priced £12.50 each. More books in the series are published in September, including Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano.

Revamp for travel group’s branding

Travel company Accoladia, a joint venture between British Airways Holidays and Thomas Cook, has this week appointed graphics group The Nest to revamp its communication materials and re-articulate the company’s positioning and creative direction. The project includes a new look for the British Airways Holidays suite of brochures and development of copy and brand guidelines […]

Presents to Vanessa

Artist Richard Waring, once curator at Hoxton’s Blue Note Gallery, but now based in Derby, returns to the capital for his first solo exhibition next week. Presents to Vanessa is a tribute to notorious New York performance artist Vanessa Beecroft, whose oeuvre mainly consists of erotic imagery. The New York Times described her work as […]

Pearce linked to Boots design job

Boots the Chemists is close to making a senior creative appointment following John McConnell’s departure from his consultative role last month (DW 18 July). Industry sources have strongly linked Lippa Pearce founder Harry Pearce with the company this week. Boots is known to be searching for an internal design head, but it is not clear […]

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