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In praise of infrastructure: BR’s corporate identity manual is resurrected

Issue 93, Winter 2017


The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual was a labour of love for Wallace…

From bombs to brands

Issue 77, Autumn 2010


A new touring exhibition pays tribute to the civilised zeal of the Design Research Unit from 1942-72

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Back when the future looked bright

25 January 2013

A printed guide to the 1951 Festival of Britain prompted Nigel Ball to consider the value placed on design by governments – then and now
Not seeing the value of investment in design is a folly of the current British government, writes Nigel Ball.