10 September 1998

Museum work at Post Office

The Post Office is to invite formal tenders for all aspects of design work for its new National Postal Museum. – The existing museum, in the King Edward Building in central London, is to close in December and plans to find an alternative location are alre

Briefs

Making its watermark: Reuters online service Sports Web (www.sportsweb.com) has introduced digital watermarking to all images on its site. The news service has incorporated a system developed by US company Digimarc into the image management system of London-based digital media authentication and security specialist Datamark to achieve an invisible watermarking system which tracks the image. […]

When in Rome, do as the Romans do

Those guys at The Attik’s US base really know how to acclimatise quickly. Having set up shop in the Big Apple a year or so ago, they have now moved their offices on to Broadway. But the transfer was somewhat hampered by all their kit getting nicked, in true New York fashion. No doubt they […]

Events

A symposium, Drawing across boundaries, organised by Atkinson Design Associates, takes place at Loughborough University from 17-18 September. Speakers include Mary Kelly, Peter Eisenman and Stephen Farthing. Contact: Judith Mottram on 01509 228963. Symposium website at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ac/newpage9.htm Top Drawer, the gifts and home accessories show, runs from 13-15 September. Products range from interior design accessories, […]

Altered images

Natalie Spencer chooses this month’s selection of photographers’ and illustrators’ work

There’s no fool like a repositioned fool

The Dublin consultancy formerly known as BFK Design Group knows how you must practise what you preach. – ‘There’s an old saying about the cobbler’s children being the worst shod, well that’s not the case with the renamed BFK,’ reads the press release.

HM&K makes up concessions

A new concession format for cosmetics brand Ruby & Millie begins rolling out nationwide today in Boots the Chemists’ new Manchester store.

Pover quits Revolution

Revolution environment division design director Derrick Pover is to leave the group after five years. He sold his group Ideas Design to Revolution in 1993. Revolution chief executive Barber says the group has not yet made a decision regarding Pover’s replacement. Barber says Pover’s departure is entirely amicable.

Rush goes it alone at Crush

Stylorouge senior art director Carl Rush has left the consultancy to set up on his own. – Rush has set up the new group, Crush, in the studio of Web design group Motion Pixels, at London’s Old Street.

The call of the wild

The increased popularity of design has done nothing to raise the standard of its media coverage. Hugh Pearman has come under a barrage of ill thought out requests.

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