September 2010 Online

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Forward shift

As Open Planet Ideas – a crowd-sourcing initiative from Sony, WWF and Ideo – reaches the end of its ‘inspiration’ gathering stage, we examine how crowd-sourcing and open innovation might start to affect designers and the design process

Kid Acne's zine Stabby Women

Prize paper

There’s been a tide of impressive ‘zines and small-scale independent magazines arrive in the Design Week post bag over the last few weeks, equally matched by the number of ’zine-related events available outside of the office. Professor of Graphic Design at the London College of Communication Teal Triggs (subscribers can read Anna Richardson’s interview with […]

Cover star

The Dreamspace Gallery near Old Street, East London, will be opening a new exhibition next week of book covers and illustrations by London-based Slovenian  graphic designer and illustrator, Andreja Brulc. All the covers displayed are from books published by the Slovenian publisher Beletrina, a major literary imprint of Beletrina Academic Press. Brulc, who studied design, […]

Toby jugs by Matthew Rice

The lost city of Stoke

Stoke-on-Trent isn’t the sexiest city. But perhaps some of my fondest childhood memories involve being paraded around the potteries by my dad – himself a Staffordshire lad, playing hide-and-seek in crumbling factory yards and narrowly avoiding smashing racks of ceramics. The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent by Matthew Rice is a beautifully illustrated song for Stoke, […]

Heavenly-sent opportunities

The old adage that all publicity is good gains new potency when you look at what branding consultancy Heavenly has been up to. We’ve reported on its bold ad campaign in the Financial Times before. But the Heavenly team can now confirm that the venture has done them nothing but good. ‘We’ve had a phenomenal […]

Art on wheels

Back in July, Design Week blogged about the fantastic Papergirl Manchester project (DW blog 28 July), which will see creatively minded cyclists distributing bundles of art and design work to passers by around the city.  The Manchester distribution marks the UK debut of the Papergirl project, which was set up in Berlin by Aisha Ronniger […]

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