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Design in the Music Industry

With the sad passing of legendary Hipgnosis designer Storm Thorgerson, we can use this moment to take stock of design's broader health within the music industry. Music and art go together hand in hand dancing through the decades, centuries even, sometimes being so intrinsic to one another that the results help spawn new genres and defining moments in pop culture at large. Presently there is a debate about just how influential or indeed important artwork and packaging is to the music industry, in an age of instant digital consumption and dwindling record label budgets.  I wrote my design degree dissertation on the role of design…

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London 2012 Olympic Torch Design

So the process has begun. Away from all the behind-the-scenes preparations and frantic building of stadia, the scene is set for the public to get involved in the UK's first Olympics for many years. The traditional countdown begins with the Olympic Torch being lit by the suns rays in Olympia, Greece before embarking on a journey around the world (these days it's less) passing the fire between torch bearers and finally into the cauldron of the Olympic stadium, months later. This torch then is the first focus, the first illumination of the games that will get worldwide coverage. Designers proudly compete to get the once…

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Firesnake: The Great Royal Breakfast

  The latest Firesnake project to be launched is The Great Royal Breakfast, a luxury food & drink hamper service that features purely 'Royal Warrant' products. Royal Warrants are given to products or producers that supply the Royal household due to their excellent quality and production methods. Anyone the world over can order a selection of gourmet hampers from The Great Royal Breakfast website, and experience the unique and delectable tastes of the finest style. Firesnake has previously helped arrange and supply goods for a wedding that took place at St Paul's Cathedral, the awe-inspiring setting for the marriage of Charles, Prince of Wales and…

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