8 January 2004

New stage direction for London’s Unicorn Theatre

London’s Unicorn Theatre has confirmed that it will approach designers in the New Year for a ‘massive overhaul’ of its website, www.unicorntheatre.com. The move follows the appointment of Pentagram last month to work on the theatre’s brand identity, as it moves to raise its profile ahead of the launch of a purpose-built children’s theatre in […]

Public Art in the South East

Structures based on natural forms, photographed by Steve Geliot, adorn the cover of Public Art in the South East, a guide to commissioning public art, produced by Arts Council England and the South East England Development Agency and designed by TWA Design. Its launch coincides with the announcement of Awards for Art in Public Places. […]

Students customise fruit and veg-themed stamps

At the Four Designers conference last year Johnson Banks principal Michael Johnson challenged students to customise his fruit and veg-themed stamp designs for Royal Mail (DW 20 March 2003). Chris Wilson receives £100 for his winning design in the impromptu competition, a rocket-propelled strawberry (pictured), selected by Johnson and DW editor Lynda Relph-Knight. Runners-up were […]

Designer of the Year will certainly break the mould

The Design Museum couldn’t have chosen a better time to announce the shortlist for its second Designer of the Year award (see News, page 3). Coming in the wake of a lacklustre New Year Honours list for design, it gives a welcome boost to the creative end of the industry. Though the relevance of the […]

Mystery solves trust identity brief

The Edward James Foundation is planning to update its identity with the help of Mystery Design, as the West Sussex charitable trust moves to unify and strengthen the profile of its five business interests. The foundation comprises West Dean College – which offers training in conservation, restoration, and visual and applied arts – local gardens, […]

Cinemas project plans to improve brand loyalty

This year looks set to be a bit of a dazzler for cinema design, as multiplexes invest in branding and moves are made toward consolidation among operators. Vue, formerly Warner Village, unveiled its FutureBrand-designed identity to audiences before Christmas (DW 18 December 2002), while the business press was rife with reports that Odeon, the UK’s […]

Raw hideaway

Luxurious Texan ranch-style accommodation in Norfolk may sound a little wacky, but the interior designer is hardly conventional. Pamela Buxton tips her ten-gallon hat to Shaun Clarkson

Designer of the Year shortlist

The Design Museum has named four candidates for its £25 000 Designer of the Year award. Multimedia designer Daniel Brown is nominated for his Play-create and Show Studio websites; product designer Sam Buxton for his miniature Mikro characters; lighting designer Paul Cocksedge for his innovative, sculptural creations; and football boot designer Craig Johnston, the former […]

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