July 2010 Online

The Habita Monterrey in San Pedro Garza, designed by Landa Arquitectos and Joseph Dirand Architecture

Making a splash

Here at Design Week, we’re keen on swimming pools. Aside from the pub, it is where you are most likely to find the team out of hours, apart from if it’s a sunny day and we’re at the lido of course. So we were pleased to see the opening of London’s Kentish Town Baths on […]

A proper gander

Not many of the new fonts that get launched every month get a propaganda department-style press launch. But Tooting Sans, which has been designed by Stuart Brown for Hamburger Fonts, has had the full WWII treatment. The limited-edition screenprint that launched the font is a reworking of a propaganda poster produced by the British Government […]

Editor’s blog

If we thought we were in for a let-up in workload as the summer reaches its height, we were wrong. The volume of projects coming across our desks at Design Week has abated slightly, but not to the extent you might expect in a year we’re told to expect a double-dip recession. On the contrary, […]

BDI queries terms of Design Council review

British Design Innovation has raised concerns over the Government’s review of the Design Council, stating that it does not allow for public consultation and is chaired by a member of the Design Council’s board.


Barking up the right tree

Whether it’s skinning up a website or designing a background for some new food packaging, creating patterns can be important part of all aspects of design. Everyone that has suffered from designer’s block at some point knows the importance of looking at the world around you for visual inspiration, whether it’s in a beautiful natural […]

AOI wants you

Have you created an illustration recently that you’re really proud of and are keen to shout about it to other illustrators, designers and, most importantly, commissioners? Then the Association of Illustrators latest call for submissions will be just the soapbox you’ve been looking for. Images is the AOI’s showcase of the best contemporary British illustration […]

Junkyard soup

The Junkman likes to make soup. Not just any old soup, however, given that the ‘ingredients’ are inedible being made from, er junk. After ‘cooking the soup and adding a few extra spices’, as he puts it, the finished creation doesn’t look particularly appetising, but certainly is intriguing in more ways than one. If you’re […]

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