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Festival pleasures

Art installations and interactive environments are as much a part of the summer music festival experience as the music. Anna Norman digs out her wellies to look atsome of these increasingly creative spaces

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Design Room Sport is on its way to Wembley with new FA Cup identity

The FA Cup is set to be rebranded by consultancy Design Room Sport, which has worked with the Football Association’s in-house design team. The new identity for the FA Cup the oldest football competition in the world is set to be unveiled on 16 June. The FA Cup is currently sponsored by energy company Eon, […]


Further to sponsor RCA interactions course award

Consultancy Further is sponsoring an award for students on the Royal College of Art’s Design Interactions course. The award, which will be available to final-year MA students on the course, comprises a cash prize of £1500 and a paid four-week placement at Further. The consultancy says the award will be for a student ’who pushes […]

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Cover art

Artist Stuart Semple has created the promo CD cover for band Officers. Each of the 500 CD jackets silk-screen printed by hand with Semple’s design before being stamped, numbered and sealed with customised glittery tape. Semple has also created video work for the band’s forthcoming debut release and a boxed edition of Officers screen-prints.


Royal Society of Arts reveals 2011 Student Design Awards roll of honour

The Royal Society of Arts has announced 15 winners for its 2011 Student Design Awards including a printer that turns e-mails and text messages into physical letters and a system that allows Oyster card users to donate to charity at Tube entry gates. The Student Design Awards, formerly known as the Design Directions awards, are […]


Interabang shows its understanding of Mind

Interabang has redesigned a suite of booklets for mental health charity Mind that explain conditions to suffers. The consultancy was set up in August 2010 by Adam Giles and Ian McLean, who met while working at Hat-Trick Design. Interabang was appointed in February after Mind’s marketing director picked up the annual review that the consultancy […]


Creativitea ‘here to help’ CPP emphasise consumer message

Consultancy Creativitea has rebranded life assurance group CPP. The Guildford-based consultancy was approached in March and tasked with making the group ’more streamlined and consumer-faced’. CPP provides services for large businesses such as Tesco, but wants to increase its brand presence while attracting consumers directly. Creativitea managing director Rik Barwick says, ’The field is shifting […]


‘Just right’ level of femininity sought for Tesco’s Libbi range

We Are Him & Her has redesigned Tesco’s feminine hygiene range Libbi, applying what it calls a ’contemporary and efficacious’ design as an alternative to the floral imagery common in the sector. The consultancy, which joined the Tesco design roster last year, was approached directly for this project and asked to redesign the whole category, […]


Leeds loops the Loop as new arts fair promotes creativity

The Loop Arts Fair, which is launching in Leeds this month, will see a host of illustrators, designers and artists transform a city-centre mill into working studios, print shops, publishing houses and workshops. The event has been conceived by Jay Cover of consultancy Nous Vous, who has worked alongside Neil Owen of not-for-profit arts organisation […]


Design on the menu

With so many restaurants on the high street competing for customers, creating unique dining experiences is becoming increasingly important. Emily Gosling looks at ways restaurants are standing out from the crowd

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Michael Wolff: “Why all the poor logos?”

Michael Wolff scrutinises recent logos which he believes have fallen short and offer little more than “visual nonsense” as he assesses where they’ve gone wrong and how they could have been designed differently.


Offset Sheffield: 5 talks to catch

Design conference Offset has been going since 2008, taking over Dublin for three days a year with inspirational, educational and amusing talks from an array of well-known and up-and-coming designers. Having started up a London festival last year, it hits Sheffield for the first time in 2016, and will feature 60 speakers across two stages. We’ve put together a handful of must-see talks.