The Partners

Designs of the Year Opens

The Design Museum’s Designs of the Year show (or, rather the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year as we are obliged to call it) opened last night. CR was there with somewhat rubbish digital camera in hand…

Goodby Gets It

If there’s one traditional ad agency that has genuinely embraced new media, it’s Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Creative director Will McGinness has played a major role in the integration of digital to the agency’s work, so we asked him how they did it

(Almost) All The President’s Men

Ben Terrett of The Design Conspiracy and Noisy Decent Graphics reviews last night’s
Pentagram D&AD President’s Lecture
Last night saw the much anticipated Pentagram D&AD President’s lecture. A packed young audience, as much as 1,200 people, nine Partners on stage, more in the audience and your humble correspondent sat down at the front memorising every word for you lot.

Together, Apart

Domenic Lippa and Harry Pearce are the latest designers to join the exclusive Pentagram club: dissolving one partnership in the process, but joining another, more challenging collective.

A World Without Design?

On the 26 September, as part of the London Design Festival, design consultancy The Partners hosted a panel discussion on the theme of a world without design, tying in with an exhibition on the same theme at their studio. The panellists were designer Paul Priestman of Priestman Goode; Dejan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum and CR editor Patrick Burgoyne. The following is an edited transcript of the discussion.