Quentin Newark

Further thoughts on a flag for the ‘former’ United Kingdom

Last September, Scotland decided to remain part of the United Kingdom, but with the SNP’s significant presence in Westminster, Scottish independence is still firmly on the political agenda. Quentin Newark follows up his previous post on what the UK flag might look like should Scotland eventually become a separate nation and, in light of what other nations have done, looks at some more design ideas

Bagging a piece of design history

Whilst I was waiting for my morning train the other day, I spotted a lady with a very special bag. I have always loved this Alan Fletcher-designed logo, since first seeing it nearly thirty years ago. It seems to me a kind of miracle that this bag was on my station platform

What would a UK flag look like without Scotland?

On September 18, Scotland will hold a vote on independence which could herald the break-up of the UK as we know it. If the Scots vote yes, will the UK need a new flag? If so, what would it look like? Atelier Works’ Quentin Newark and Kevin Denoual have some suggestions

RCA goes for Brody

The Royal College of Art has announced that Neville Brody has been confirmed as the new Head of the Department of Communication Art & Design. Good choice?

Decision time for the RCA

This week is an important one for the future of graphic design in the UK, writes Michael Johnson, as the RCA interviews candidates to run its Communication Art and Design course. But with CA&D a decade old, has Art proved too much of a distraction from Design?

Designs on the capital

Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa and Sir John Sorrell, chairman of the London Design Festival, have commissioned 20 UK-based graphic designers to create posters with a London theme for this year’s event.

The London Design Festival – some highlights…

Starting tomorrow, The London Design Festival encompasses an impressive array of creative events, talks, installations and exhibitions taking place across the capital over a seven day period. Here’s a list of highlights…

Letman: tickling the eye

Job Wouters, aka Letman, puts a modern spin on the archaic practice of handlettering. CR asks him about his work…

68, 72, 84, 2012?

Will designers remember London’s Olympics as fondly as they do those of Mexico, Munich and LA? Not without an improved tendering process and a creative director, says Mark Sinclair

Brit Insurance Design Awards Nominees

Barack Obama poster by Shepard Fairey, nominated for the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 in the Graphic Design category by CR’s Patrick Burgoyne
The nominations for the awkwardly titled Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 have been announced, ahead of an exhibition that will be held at the Design Museum in London from February next year. As with last year’s awards, the inclusion of most aspects of design (including architecture, fashion, furniture, graphic design, interactive, product and transport) makes for an eclectic, but interesting, list.

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