London’s Victoria & Albert Museum today opens a groundbreaking centre for arts education
The Art Directors Club has elected Doug Jaeger as its new president and announced a boardroom reshuffle.The 88-year-old visual communications institution appointed Jaeger, aged 33, who is the founder and chief executive of design and branding consultancy The Happy Corp, in a bid to remain connected to young but experienced designers. He becomes the youngest […]
Luxury goods retailer William & Son has undergone a modern makeover, courtesy of interiors specialist Shed Design, to be unveiled on 13 October.
Two UK designers have been selected by Sappi for its prestigious Ideas that Matter 2008 programme, it was announced yesterday.Sappi, one of the world’s leading paper producers, has granted €50 000 (£40 000) to 12 designers across Europe to come up with a winning print-based design to support the charity of their choice. Chris Catchpole, […]
Barclaycard today launches a new £1.5m visual identity designed by The Brand Union.
Cereal brand Jordans will unveil a new packaging identity today created by design consultancy Pearlfisher. Pearlfisher won the business following a proposal pitch. According to creative partner Jonathan Ford, Pearlfisher and other competing consultancies refused to carry out a paid creative pitch. Ford says he sees this as a current trend as it demonstrates the […]
Creative design agency Stiff Rowlands has created a fresh website for the 2009 Manchester International Festival, to be unveiled in early October.
West London computer graphics college Escape Studios launches a virtual school today, designed in-house.
This weekend London will host the first Designers Saturday event for more than 20 years, with a specially commissioned poster by furniture and product design group Pearson Lloyd.The prestigious event will see the world’s largest office furniture design groups – including Herman Miller, Bisley and Knoll – opening their London showrooms to the design community. […]
Transport for London today unveils a mock-up of its new air-conditioned Tube trains, which go on show to the public at London’s Euston Station until 2 October.The new ‘S-Stock’ trains will serve the Metropolitan line from 2010 and the Hammersmith, District and Circle lines from 2011 – in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games. […]
The Big Draw 2008, a national month-long celebration of drawing, kicks off today with an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London.Drawing on Life features cartoonist Steven Appleby illustrating to the music of Nathan Lee, who will beatbox through a flute while wired up to a heart monitor. Animators and illustrators, including Ben Ashton, Tessa […]
Designer Martyn Mills has won first prize at the Konica Minolta Get Yourself Noticed graphic design awards.The independent Manchester designer took the honour for his Roots of Emotion design, chosen from ten other finalists, at an event last night in London’s Piccadilly, W1. The final ten were whittled down from 150 entries by a judging panel comprising […]