April 2007 Online

New Warrington Borough Council logo

Warrington rebrand causes stir

Warrington Council has sparked an identity crisis among its citizens with the decision to banish its old logo, replacing it with a brand new version at the cost of £30 000. The move has led to a storm of protest in the council chamber, with Mayor Linda Dirir ordering a special meeting to debate the […]

V&A wins Scottish presence

The Victoria & Albert Museum is set to establish a presence north of the border for the first time, in partnership with the University of Dundee.

University arts complex for Bath

The University of Bath has revealed plans to open a new interdisciplinary arts complex which will replace its existing facilities and result in significant expansion. Though the university’s press office was unable to confirm the procedure that will be adopted for the appointment of any design consultancies, it did confirm that a competitive tender will […]

Action over excess packaging

As the groundswell of support for an Early Day Motion urging manufacturers to cut back on excess packaging grows, designers are considering the effect such a move would have on their business.

Design meets science at Kingston

Knowledge network Designplus is set to cross the stratosphere between design and science with a symposium and research networking event at Kingston University. The integration of design and science, with a focus on environments and well-being, will be the subject of the event organised by Designplus on 12 June at Dorich House, Kingston Vale. It […]

Aquent takes over Pricejamieson

Aquent, the US-based recruitment and staffing giant, has announced its acquisition of UK recruitment consultancy Pricejamieson. The group will retain its name, but will be absorbed into the Aquent global framework.Pricejamieson managing director Andrew Swift is to stay on in his current position, while his fellow managing director Ann Jamieson is to move into a […]

Bible push

‘Riddle’ push for Bible group

The Bible Society has launched a campaign using seven riddles in the form of ‘Have I got news for you’ headlines, designed by Arthur Steen Horne Adamson.The consultancy was approached by the Bible Society to come up with a creative concept that makes the Bible relevant today. It came up with seven riddles appearing as […]

RCA students put on hotel show

Students in the Royal College of Art’s design products department are contributing to an exhibition about the Great Eastern Hotel, with individual interpretations of the hotel expressed through reactive installations and objects.A collaboration between the hotel and 14 students, the Sleepless exhibition will invite guests and visitors to take part in an interactive experience and […]

Sophie Hatch

Cumming and Brookes fly Nest

The St Luke’s-backed design group The Nest is closing its interiors offering to focus on brand communications and graphics, resulting in the departure of two creative directors and a number of redundancies.As part of the restructuring, creative directors and retail interiors specialists Bill Cumming and Giles Brookes are leaving to set up on their own, […]

Ex-Red boss behind launch of Participle

Hilary Cottam, former director of the Design Council’s Red unit, has revealed that her next venture will be called Participle. It will launch a ‘major’ London-focused project this autumn.

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