October 2010 Online

Editor’s blog

So here we are again, facing another challenge to the design industry’s prowess in identity design. As things stand, the search for a logo to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 will not involve D&AD or even the Design Council. Instead, legendary BBC kid’s programme Blue Peter will be the conduit for entries – […]

A close-up of three of the frames


If your interests lie in the middle of a Venn diagram of design, cycling and puns, then you’ll be pleased to hear of the cleverly named Bespoke exhibition which opens at London’s Dray Walk Gallery tonight. For the exhibition, ten designers, including John McFaul, Peter Lin, Vault 49 and Jasper Wong, have created graphics for […]

Bit of bovver

With the roaring success of Shane Meadows’ This is England 86 series, there’s a growing fascination with the gritty Thatcher years and the artforms spawned by the social unrest, poverty, and youth subcultures of the decade. So, many folk will be delighted with news that an exhibition of photos by renowned ‘Skins and Punks’ photographer […]

The Seed Cathedral, designed by Thomas Heatherwick

Up for auction

If you’re looking to own the ultimate in design-art talking points, it would be hard to beat a rod from Thomas Heatherwick’s acclaimed UK Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. The Seed Cathedral boasts 60 000 7.5m-long perspex rods, each containing a different seed from Kew Garden’s Millennium Seed Bank. According to reports in the Chinese […]

P&O Cruises to rebrand

P&O Cruises is to unveil a new brand identity, hoping to position the brand as ‘British’, ‘trusted’ and offering ‘the holiday of a lifetime’, it has been reported.

Kiss by Paul Cocksedge

Kissmas lights

This Christmas, they’ll be a little bit of extra magic for London’s shoppers thanks to designer Paul Cocksedge. Cocksedge was responsible for London Design Festival’s giant penny sculpture Size and Matter on the Southbank and the Victoria & Albert Museum’s A Gust of Wind, which allowed visitors to take away part of the Corian installation. […]

Dragon Rouge brands sugar substitute Xivia

Dragon Rouge has rebranded sugar-substitute xylitol for Danish ingredients and enzymes company Danisco, creating the brand name Xivia and designing a new logo, positioning, identity and communications strategy.

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