9 August 2007


Identity parade

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo is an opportunity for countries to represent their character on a global stage. But what do the shortlisted pavilion designs say about Britain the brand? Fiona Sibley took Wally Olins to the V&A to find out

Mojo editorial

Fat chance

Fat faces are moving out of 19th-century textbooks and into the 21st century, taking a stand against the monotony of modern typography, says Simon Loxley. We also ask three designers if sans serifs have dominated for too long

Jon Burgerman drawing

Showing off

A new showcase for up-and-coming designers launches this month, backed by a cheeky creative competition to design a customisable identity for the event and a live illustration project


Retail designs have shorter shelf life in Internet age

Theories on the rise of Internet trading versus retail stores have often focused on how the virtual could cause the demise of the physical, along with the need for specialist design.However, according to a recent Mintel report, Retail Store Design, the impact of Internet trading is, in fact, creating a marketplace in which retailers are […]

school design

Call for greater involvement in school design

Head teachers and pupils should be given greater support and inclusion from the Government to develop an understanding of the design process of the Building Schools for the Future programme, according to leading industry figures.Design Council chief executive David Kester, Hilary Cottam of Participle, and John Sorrell of the Sorrell Foundation, were among those giving […]


Proud Creative to brand 2007 Promax event

This year’s Promax UK conference and awards are to be branded by nascent broadcast branding group Proud Creative (see Profile, page 13).Under the strapline ‘Beyond the box’, the rethink is a nod to the blurring of media boundaries and the rise of interdisciplinary approaches, says Promax chairman Martin Delamere.Proud Creative was appointed to create the […]


News in Pictures

Giorgio Armani has designed the new Armani Lounge at Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge stadium in London, which features furnishings from his Armani/Casa home interiors collection.

Collectables aren’t created by making products dearer

The surge at the high end to align design more closely with art is not a new phenomenon. Design has long been a ‘collectable’, as more than one auction house has identified – think furniture by Charles Rennie Macintosh or the drawings and artefacts of Raymond Loewy, designer of the Coca-Cola bottle and Lucky Strike […]

Jones anniversary box

Jones the Bootmaker

Jones the Bootmaker will celebrate its 150th anniversary this September with a commemorative identity created by Dalziel & Pow.

Hatch your firm in an incubator

Business incubator units can be the ideal place to get your start-up off the ground in an affordable and supportive environment, says Charles Hadcock

Ghanaian street

Profile: Kate Astbury

She is the third generation of her family to become a photographer. Kate Astbury’s speciality is wide-angle photomontages of the epic and the domestic. Paula Carson finds the only thing holding her back is print size

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