Seymour Powell fleet on track with Meridian

Midland Mainline has unveiled the first of its Seymour Powell-designed Meridian trains, with 22 more to follow throughout the rest of the year. Seymour Powell design director Nick Talbot led the project, which began in late 2001 and was completed towards the end of last year. The consultancy was responsible for all exterior, interior and […]


East End Academy features 22 emerging artists who have been chosen from open submission. The work ranges from comic strips to delicate drawings. It runs from 11 June to 29 August, and includes Hunt Me, Anne Course’s DVD collaboration with Paul Clark (pictured). Venue: The Whitechapel Art Gallery, Whitechapel High Street, London E1. This year’s […]

Fitch sheds jobs as it restructures

Fitch London is axing almost a quarter of its workforce this week, the culmination of a refocusing on core business by WPP Group-owned Fitch Worldwide. Nineteen of its 84 employees have been made redundant – 23 per cent of the London office. The departures are not at the senior level and no further cuts are […]

How do you…

How do you get to Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College graphics degree show on 18 June? According to Johnson Banks founder and D&AD wunderkind Michael Johnson, ‘There’s my way or the highway.’ Johnson, snapped here for the college flyer, was apparently persuaded right after celebrating his D&AD Gold win last week. The only question is whether […]

In praise of a brilliant piece of Unreal genius

I just wanted to say, what a brilliant logotype Unreal created for The Oven (DW 29 April, pictured right). It reaffirms my belief that there are still some strokes of genius and great discoveries to be made out there. Some designs reach a point of brilliance that can’t be improved upon, only rendered differently – […]

Halifax and Bank of Scotland examine retail comms

Halifax and Bank Of Scotland has appointed Lippa Pearce to examine the creation of its retail communications, following a paid, four-way pitch. The consultancy will produce a design template to bring a consistency to the way HBOS communicates with customers.

Williams Murray Hamm pick up packaging design award

Williams Murray Hamm and Design Bridge picked up Packaging Design awards at the Sixth International Food And Beverage Creative Excellence Awards. WMH scooped a FAB prize for its Jaffa Cakes work and Design Bridge, London, for Fernando De Castilla Sherries.

442 Design breathes life into The Ozone

Edinburgh’s Our Dynamic Earth attraction relaunches its Ozone corporate event venue this week, with interiors and a brand identity created by local group 442 Design. The revamp is designed to minimise noise pollution, explains Our Dynamic Earth marketing director Catriona Bruce. ‘We needed a design solution that would allow us to have music in an […]

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