November 2008 Online

Gaming firm scoops digital design prize

The inaugural Digital Media Awards South took place in Brighton last night, where honours were given out across nine categories.Online gaming company NC Soft scooped the award for Outstanding Digital Design for www.discoverlineage2.com, the accompanying interactive website to its Lineage 2 game. ‘It’s an old-style book which reflects the game,’ says Mirko Gozzo, marketing director […]

DBA slams consultancy’s free design day

Digital consultancy NS Design is offering its services for free for one day next month, in a move the Design Business Association has condemned as ‘damaging to the industry as a whole’. NS Design business development manager Kenny Roy explains that the scheme will allow ‘existing or prospective clients looking for design advice or information […]

Five awarded Royal Designers for Industry accolade

Product designer Sam Hecht and design duo Pearson Lloyd are among the five designers chosen as this year’s Royal Designers for Industry.Engineering designer Max Fordham and textile designer Sarah King will join Hecht, Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd this evening at a ceremony in London to become part of a select group of 153 designers […]

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Japan Car show opens at Science Museum

Graphic designer Kenya Hara and architect Shigeru Ban have curated Japan Car, an exhibition at London’s Science Museum showcasing car transport solutions from Japan.The exhibition, which opens on 29 November, posits a short-term solution to congestion problems using small vehicles known as ‘kei cars’, but suggests ‘moving urban cells’ – integrated systems that cover cities […]

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Interbrand values Royal College of Art at £57m

Interbrand has valued the Royal College of Art brand at £57m, in what is thought to be the first-ever brand valuation exercise for a higher education institute.The valuation, according to RCA Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design Jeremy Myerson, forms part of a broader submission to the Higher Education Funding Council for England to ensure the […]

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Transport Design Consultancy faces corporate branding challenge on Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro, the country’s first-ever public transport system, which opens next year, is posing an unprecedented challenge for the graphic designers involved in its realisation. UK group Transport Design Consultancy, which has just completed the Dubai Metro signage and graphics system, is having to rethink brand strategy for the system, ahead of Dubai Roads and […]

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20/20 creates new Everyman identity

20/20 has created a new identity and interiors for cinema group Everyman.The consultancy was appointed in March after being recommended for inclusion in a six-way creative pitch by Travelex chairman Lloyd Dorfman, a board member of Everyman and a long-term client of 20/20.20/20 was charged with creating an identity, interiors, graphics and the design concept […]

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Lancashire Tea designs in Facebook popularity contest

Facebook-users are deciding which of four packaging designs by The Rehab Agency for Lancashire Tea Company will go into production next year.The Lancaster-based design and marketing group has created three designs that are competing for votes against the existing packaging, which was created in-house by the Lancashire Tea Company. If the old box wins, Rehab […]

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