October 2009 Online

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Wizard of Oz bags book design award

A new edition of children’s classic the Wizard of Oz, with cover design by Graham Rawle and text design by Rich Carr, has picked up the Book of the Year prize at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2009.

Postal Strike – Digital Edition

As you may be aware, Royal Mail has announced that there is further strike action this week.  This action may cause your subscription copies to be late. In the meantime, you can access the digital edition of the latest issue of Design Week

Reading University pulls design tender at last minute

The University of Reading has come under fire from consultancies after scrapping its tender for a design framework at the eleventh hour. The university had published a tender on 29 June through the Official Journal of the European Union to create a roster for ‘provision of graphic information design, Web design and Web development services’. […]

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Design teams hope to secure youth centre funding

Designers and architects in 15 teams are hoping to secure Lottery funding to build a series of youth centres across the country, in a project run by The Sorrell Foundation. The Joined Up Design for My Place project has seen The Sorrell Foundation match designers such as Interbrand with architects including Marks Barfield to work […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]