David Keech spent time with Yamaha in Japan and discovered some interesting differences in the company’s working culture.
48 Fitzroy has won a three-way pitch to design the 2005 Review for UK Youth. The team will be lead by senior designer Jason Fox.
Customer management group Vertex has appointed Manchester-based Atomic Design Group to develop its brand guidelines and corporate communication collateral, following a two-way pitch.
Graphics star Neville Brody is working with Guardian Newspapers to redesign its Guardian Unlimited network of websites (www.guardian.co.uk). The on-line redesign will follow the relaunch of The Guardian newspaper, which from next Monday will publish in full colour in the smaller Berliner format. Designs for the website are understood to be at the planning stage. […]
In response to ‘College tutors need to stand up and be counted’ (DW 1 September), I am writing to completely agree with Darren Bolton from Gyro International and his frustration with ill-prepared graduates who visited his graduate open day. Working for Major Players, recruiting junior/middleweight designers for the creative industries, I see many candidates who […]
Chips giant McCain found much support in design for its decision to scrap its roster and opt for just one consultancy, Elmwood (Vox Pop, DW 2 September). But now rosters are on the agenda again, with design stalwart Dyson Appliances taking this route. While Dyson has prided itself on in-house design for most of its […]
An exhibition of silver gelatin prints by will be on show at the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London from 9 September to 14 October. There will also be 11 daguerreotype prints, which are made when mercury and chemical vapours are mixed on polished silver pla
I was surprised to read the Confederation of British Industry reporting that the Small Business Service is not meeting some of its objectives (DW 25 August). WPB Creative works closely with Business Link for London, which is managed by the SBS, in helping it communicate with small- and medium-sized businesses, including black and minority ethnic […]
The London Design Festival kicks off this month with a host of very different events. What three things would you hope to take from an intensive festival such as this for business or personal development? On a professional level, I want to be inspired – by seeing great work; and I want to be challenged […]
Today’s curtains and wallpaper could one day make history. Hugh Pearman delves into the past at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture.
On-line travel brand Expedia has launched a revamped brand identity designed by Lambie Nairn, in a bid to strengthen its presence within the UK market. The work, which features the tag line ‘Let yourself go’ and a visual device of a blue sky with a single white cloud, launched across TV and print advertising and […]
Subway, the US sandwich and salad chain, is reportedly considering revising the design of its in-store menu boards, in a move that could herald other new in-store retail concepts.The company is believed to be ‘interested’ in talking to designers to look at its menu panel design, as part of a wider research-led initiative.The existing menus […]