Tony Newton dies

Lackie Newton managing director Tony Newton died suddenly last week at the age of 52 at his home in Edinburgh. He founded the Edinburgh group in 1989. Under Newton’s guidance, Lackie Newton won several design awards, including a Drum award for stationery design in Glasgow last month. A colleague says Newton had ‘a real feel […]

Rolls-Royce gives its subsidiaries new life

ROLLS-ROYCE this week unveiled the latest two corporate brand identities developed within its fast-evolving business – Derby Specialist Fabrications and Allen Gears. The engineering parent group appointed Midlands design consultancy Cole Hansle to develop a new communication culture for three of its business units – Allen, DSF and Sourcerer. The latter was launched 12 months […]

Bank of England unveils new £20 note

The Bank Of England has taken the wraps off its new £20 banknote, which now carries the portrait of composer Sir Edward Elgar. The primary purpose of the new design is to take full advantage of the bank’s updated developments in printing and anti-counterfeiting technology. The £20 note was picked instead of other notes for […]

BGA brands Mitsubishi used cars Red Zebra

Mitsubishi Motors, the official UK importer of the Japanese car marque, has completed a two-year rebranding project by launching a new name and identity for its used car programme. Red Zebra was developed by design and marketing group Basten Greenhill Andrews, using a name developed in-house. It will replace the company’s existing Diamond Used Car […]

Springboard pushes itself

Springboard Design Partnership is not the first group to reassess the pushchair, but it is one of the few to get its product into manufacture. The product consultancy experienced the usual frustration with disinterested UK manufacturers, and resorted to producing the vehicle itself. This will be a familiar story for David Crisp, whose pushchair concept […]

Blow and peep show

After Coventry University won the Design Week award for ‘most innovative location for a university design show’, we have decided to give Bath Spa University College the award for ‘most innovative invitation to a university design show’. The university is inviting people to ‘blow into a hole and peep’ in order to get details of […]

SCG lands German post office project

SCG London is creating the corporate identity and store interiors for a new retail sub-brand of Deutsche Post, the German postal service. The brand, which is yet to be named, will be rolled out to all 15 000 German post offices over the next two years. Prototype outlets will be opened in September. Deutsche Post […]

Small businesses can be good businesses

In reference to your Comment on business and creativity (DW 25 June), you’re making the same old mistake. You’re still equating big design consultancies with “good business” – why can’t small be good business too? If you want your design consultancy to turn over £5m and employ 60 people you then have to pay all […]


UK staff of Dutch bank ABN-AMRO will be given welcome packs created by Façade Design when they move to new London offices over the next few weeks.

CLK.MPL launches digital publishing arm Talkvisual

CLK.MPL is launching an additional division to capitalise on the growing demand for the digital publishing of corporate communications material. The consultancy, called Talkvisual, is the result of last year’s merger between MPL Literature and ADC (DW 4 December 1998). It will be headed by former MPL Literature managing director Ann Alexander. Talkvisual will also […]


A series of half-hour training programmes, part of the BBC’s Learning Zone, begins with Working in Retail, screened on BBC2 on 5 July at 5am. Contact: 08700 100 611 to register for a free information pack.


Contemporary furniture and lighting at Viaduct will be on sale from 3-17 July. Venue: 1-10 Summers Street, London EC1.

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