April 2011 Online

WPP reports revenue rise

WPP says its reported revenues were up by 7 per cent in the first quarter of 2011 from the last quarter of 2010, to stand at £2.223bn.

stone the crows!

The soil falling over my head…

If all this fun, merriment and sunshine is getting just a little bit grating, there’s nothing like the macabre to wipe the smiles off those smug faces adorning the streets like irritating strands of scraggy bunting. For a morbid antidote to all the festivities, head down to the No Brow gallery in east London next […]


All’s fair in art and craft

While the situation in Japan may have been overshadowed in the news recently by the nuptials of a certain thinning-on-top toff, unfortunately, the destruction in the wake of the recent Tsunami is still very much a reality. Many creatives have taken it upon themselves to use their skills to help the cause, and this Sunday […]

Basford's robot


Think you’ve got a vision of a great greener future? Then it’s time to get Twitterarty. On 4 and 5 May, May car brand Smart and illustrator Johanna Basford will be at London’s Southbank drawing the public’s visions for a greener future on to a Smart fourtwo electric car, as part of the brand’s Smart […]

Lydia Leith's sick bags

A right Royal round-up

In celebration of the forthcoming nuptials of the heir to the throne and Miss Kate Middleton, here’s a selection of some of the projects and products fashioned in the name of Royal Wedding. Illustrator Katherine Baxter has created a series of maps featuring key London destinations for the big day. The maps will be used […]

Shepard Fairey, Bastards print


Guest blog on street art from Coley Porter Bell creative director, Stephen Bell Profit is a stern disciplinarian that generally keeps commercial creativity on its toes. Well that’s the theory at any rate. But it’s a theory that is sorely tested by a new exhibition of Street Art at the Black Rat Projects, located in […]

Urban Fog

Urban fog

It is a well-known fact that the Design Week team devours more than a few cups of tea throughout the working day. Someone says ‘tea’, and several ears prick up. Followed by a chorus of desperate and gasping ‘yes pleases’. So when news of Urban Fog, a temporary art installation and – the magic word […]

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