Kantar Futures Blog

Category: design

Just the ticket

design

Just the ticket

Andrew Curry writes: It’s always a pleasure to see good design, especially in unexpected places. This was the ticket I got when I played a round of crazy golf at… Read More »

How liveable are your streets?

cities, design

How liveable are your streets?

Anouk van den Eijnde writes: The majority of the world’s 6.5 billion residents now live in cities – cities that are often overpopulated, congested and hostile to pedestrians and cyclists.… Read More »

Constructivist advertising

art, design

Constructivist advertising

Andrew Curry writes: I knew about the Russian Constructivist artist Rodchenko’s work as a photographer and a designer, but until I visited the Tate Modern’s current exhibition (in London until… Read More »

Some good things we’ve seen # 1

cities, design, digital

Some good things we’ve seen # 1

Compiled by Tom Ding The first of an occasional column: Passed around the office lately were: A brilliant presentation on the “past and future” of city magic by Matt Jones… Read More »

Sounds like the future

culture, design, marketing

Sounds like the future

Andrew Curry writes: Anyone with a passing interest in modern jazz knows the ECM label, now 40 years old, with its distinctive roster and innovative design. To mark the anniversary… Read More »

Designing for austerity

design, economic downturn, innovation

Designing for austerity

Andrew Curry writes: Alice Rawsthorne has an interesting article on the impact of recession on design in the International Herald Tribune. It seems it’s all good news. This shouldn’t be… Read More »

Flying the flag (post 2 of 2)

brands, design, marketing, media

Flying the flag (post 2 of 2)

Jake Goretzki writes: In the first half of this post, I wrote about flags as brands with an army and navy – but still in need of relaunching or repositioning… Read More »

Usability and simplicity

design, digital, simplicity, technology

Usability and simplicity

Andrew Curry writes: Our former colleague Chad Wollen, who has spent the last few years working for digital media companies, sent me a cartoon by Eric Burke that’s being going… Read More »

Unravelling the cassette

culture, design, digital, media

Unravelling the cassette

Stacey Yates writes: The audio cassette is 45 years old this year, and is reaching the end of its life, at least in Europe and the US. It peaked in… Read More »