July 2007 Online

D&AD postpones search for CEO

D&AD has confirmed it will not begin its search for its new chief executive until after its next executive committee is in place in mid-September.

Y Design Awards expand

Celebrating the best in digital design, today the Y Design Awards are inviting designers to submit their work to be judged by industry experts, as part of the London Design Festival in September. Last year’s overall winner of the People’s Choice Award was Tim Wong at Rufus Leonard for his work at London’s Imperial War […]

Ministry of Truth wins organic contract

The Ministry of Truth is designing the branding and packaging for organic cosmetics supplier Essentially Natural.The Ministry of Truth won the contract through its recently acquired credentials as an ethical design and communications consultancy. It is also designing the brochure and mailers for Blooming Futures, which converts diesel vehicles to run on rapeseed oil.Launched two […]

Westminster street sign design protected by copyright

Prominent designer Sir Misha Black’s 1960s street signs for London’s Westminster are to be protected against counterfeiters and copyright cheats for the first time in their 40-year history.Westminster City Council is now the sole owner of the iconic red-and-black lettered enamel steel signs, as well as of the copyright to their original drawings and design […]

Engage Group updates DN

Disability charity Scope is to overhaul its Disability Now printed magazine and website for the first time in 23 years, with design by creative consultancy Engage Group.

McLaren avoids ‘spy’ penalty

Formula One team McLaren has escaped penalty for being in possession of confidential design documents belonging to rival Ferrari.The documents are alleged to have been leaked by Ferarri’s head of performance development Nigel Stepney to McLaren’s chief designer Mike Coughlan.Yesterday, an investigation by Formula One’s governing body, the World Motorsport Council, into how McLaren got […]

Windsor Great Park

Stirling Prize shortlist named

The Savill Building in Windsor and the Young Vic Theatre in London are the two UK contenders from the six-strong shortlist for this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize.The modern pavilion in Windsor Great Park, designed by Glenn Howells Architects, and the theatre in London’s SE1, by Haworth Tompkins, have been given odds […]

R/GA hires top ex-JWT creative

Interactive consultancy R/GA New York has appointed Robert Rasmussen, a former creative director at advertising agency JWT, as executive creative director on the Nike account. He will replace Nick Law, who has been promoted to chief creative officer.As part of the role, Rasmussen will guide the creative vision across the account that includes Nike+, Nike […]

Acid urges logo registration

Anti Copying in Design has recommended that graphic designers register new logos as a registered community design, following reports of Ralph Lauren’s latest intellectual property wrangling.Acid chief executive Dids Macdonald says that a recent case by Ralph Lauren against polo sportswear range Polistas highlights the importance of trademark searches and registering new logos in avoiding […]

COI report

Big hike in COI digital spend

The Central Office of Information’s annual report, published today, shows an increase in its annual digital media spend.The centre, which works with Government departments and public bodies to produce information campaigns on everything from healthcare to education, releases figures that show an increase of 85.4 per cent – bringing it to £22.5m – in digital […]


Loewy continues buying spree

Loewy has this week acquired retail packaging and brand specialist Epoch Design, in a deal that could net the consultancy’s four directors up to £10m.

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