Moving steel packaging design on a step was the brief given to students by British Steel – Tinplate. Glasgow School of Art students Kirsten Hough and James Anwyl secured the overall prize with this can for Carlsberg-Tetley’s Elephant Beer.

Dairy Farm to merge formats

John Herbert Partnership is to create a retail format and corporate identity for Asian drugstores group Dairy Farm. – The group runs two formats, Guardian and Mannings, which have 200 outlets in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

Kidd’s stuff

Dedicated New Yorker Chip Kidd tells all about his early career, John Updike and big red book covers. Emma O Kelly also discovers his disdain for the Internet and a passion for all things Batman-related

Working late can give the wrong impression

David Cheung, recently appointed senior designer at Plume, has already had a brush with the long arm of the law because of his working habits. After burning the midnight oil in the studio, Cheung was attempting to fix a recalcitrant padlock to the front door before heading home, when he noticed a spotlight trained on […]

Glasgow cash for design awards costs

Glasgow designers are to get financial help from the Glasgow Development Agency to enter international creative awards. – As part of its strategy to raise the profile of the city’s graphic, interior and product designers and consultancies and in recogniti

DW salary survey

Design Week is again carrying out a survey of pay and conditions in the design industry with the recruitment agency Major Players. To provide a comprehensive guide to salaries, we need your help. Forms are available from Amanda Lake: fax 0171-734 1770.


The increasing competition between colleges to attract students is leading to more emphasis on the effectiveness of prospectus design. And when 4i was appointed to design Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication’s 1998/9 prospectus, the London design consultancy had a good look at rival colleges’ offerings only to discover that the majority were surprisingly difficult […]


Brown Inc has redesigned the packaging for Elidor and Elidor Energy, Turkey’s premier shampoo brands. Brown Inc’s new Paris office has secured a brand review project for cheese producer Fromageries Bel. Former Berkshire College of Art & Design students Tony Connor and Jamie Carbery, of FGA Design and Marketing, have created the identity for the […]

A new trick for old Rover

Rover Group is to launch a new corporate identity in October. Edward Briscoe Design is developing the new look. – The identity will not change the branding of Rover cars themselves, but will be applied to corporate vehicles, buildings, stationery, staff c


For those of you in the Nottingham area, Celebration Nottingham takes place between 17-22 July. A number of events are organised throughout the city, including a dance event by the Assault Event Company at the Powerhouse, artists in residence in the Castle Grounds, Life’s a beach photographs by Chris Keeble at the Broadway Café and […]

Assorted Images given hospital signage job

Assorted Images has been appointed to design the signage system for the new 1500-room Birmingham children’s hospital. – The consultancy beat Information Design Unit in a head-to-head after a five-way credentials pitch.

KSDP aims to give TNT global control

Branding agency Creative & Commercial brought in design consultancy Hudson Fuggle to help with ‘the toughest design brief we have worked on’; a Holocaust education pack for clients The Holocaust Education Trust and The Spiro Institute.

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