11 April 1996

Lloyd Northover Citigate taps into a water deal

Lloyd Northover Citigate has designed the inaugural corporate identity for Sutton and East Surrey Water – the recently merged company formed by Sutton District Water and East Surrey Water. Although the merger was announced at the end of 1995, it only became effective on 1 April. Lloyd Northover Citigate won the job on the strength […]

Experience and who you know get work

Think tank The Henley Centre is “surprised” at the result of its new report, which reveals that experience of a client’s industry and prior work for the client are the most important criteria when choosing an interior designer. “We were expecting managers to choose a consultancy for its reputation and the quality of its work,” […]

Fees battle continues

Exhibitions consultancy Brennan & Whalley, its client British Nuclear Fuels and architectural practice David Marks Julia Barfield this week took part in a legal review over a fees dispute.

Frank Binnie departs from Scottish Design

Frank Binnie has left after more than five years at the helm of Design Council Scotland and its post-Sorrell Report equivalent, Scottish Design. Binnie, who left at the end of March, says he resigned after “a long and interesting series of discussions” with Scottish Design’s board. “We agreed this was the most appropriate way for […]

Logo pause in media merger

United News & Media, parent company of United Newspapers, has not yet asked design groups to work on a name and identity since its 3bn merger with media and broking group MAI.

Training spotting

Although an overwhelming 79 per cent of UK companies say they regard training as a priority, only eight per cent set aside any budget for it, according to research by Lloyds Bank’s small-business research trust. The research shows that nearly half of UK manufacturing and 40 per cent of business service firms claim to be […]

Combining old skills with modern methods

I thoroughly agree with Janice Kirkpatrick’s comments on modern typography. I too learnt my typography setting cold metal and hand-leading. Now I use a DTP programme with “auto-hyphenate” turned off. A few more keyboard operators should try it. John Watson John Watson Design Teddington Middlesex TW11 8AE

Gatwick Express to see overhaul

A thorough design overhaul of the Gatwick Express rail link is being planned by National Express after the transport group won the franchise to run the service. And more branding work beckons if National Express secures further rail links. “We want to build a portfolio of rail franchises, each with a strong corporate identity of […]

Design event fails to appeal

Design Matters 96, a two-day programme of seminars in the north of England aimed at business people, has been postponed because it failed to attract its target audience. While members of the design community were keen to attend the event, local design buyers showed less interest. “You can get designers to come to anything but […]

Clinic that smells like team spirit

If you attended the ITV Marketing Awards on Tuesday night, the Sky table was the one not to sit downwind of. Design Clinic, which has the responsibility of keeping Sky’s press ads looking good, had a dual commitment that evening.

Grand Masters and whizz kids

The Design Museum is gearing up for 100 Masterpieces, an exhibition of twentieth century furniture from the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. It will include the famous zig-zag chair by Gerrit T Rietveld, the Louis 20 chair by Philippe Starck and the Well Tempered Chair by Ron Arad, and will be designed by Richard Greenwood […]

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