11 March 2004

Urban Lighting Group wins City of York contract

Urban Lighting Group has won an £85 000 contract to develop a lighting strategy to promote tourism in the City of York. The three-group consortium, consisting of Phoenix Large/ lightmatters, CSG Lighting and Lighting Design & Consultancy, won the pitch against three other teams.


2D>3D Design for Theatre and Performance brings together the work of more than 70 artists, including costumes, props and photographs of a variety of finished productions from theatre, ballet and opera. The exhibition runs from 13 March until 9 May. Venue: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP. Coinciding with the […]

Lost and found

The Campana brothers delight in creating furniture out of discarded materials, but their magpie aesthetic has taken a while to catch on, says Dominic Lutyens

Vox Pop

Vittorio Radice has claimed in press reports this week that he intends to dump Marks & Spencer’s famous green logo, bags and signage. Do you believe, as he implies, that it is the retailer’s green palette that is the issue or are there other areas you wou

Unreal designs Fat Land jacket

Unreal has designed the jacket for the paperback edition of Fat Land, written by Gret Critsers. The book, which looks at the issues of obesity in the US, will be published in its paperback version by Penguin in the summer. According to Unreal head of design Brian Eagle, the group was briefed to create an […]

Forthcoming events

From 30 March until 1 April three major events for the visual communications industry – Sign UK, Digital Expo and Outdoor Media 2004 will be brought together under one roof. Venue: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT. Info: call 0870 240 6953 or visit www.signuk.com, www.digital expo.co.uk or www.outdoormedia expo.com

Steppe inside

100% Design defects to Russia this weekend, giving local talent the opportunity to show off their ground-breaking furniture design skills

Blast takes University of Sussex identity challenge

The University of Sussex launches its Blast-designed identity this week, as the institution ramps up its drive to become a member of the country’s top 12 elite universities. The group began work on the project in August 2003, following a four-month research phase, undertaken by Circus, which identified a ‘quite innovative, almost radical’ positioning for […]

Seachange turns tide on Ribena packaging

Seachange Creative Partners has created packaging for two limited edition Ribena products, intended to increase the drink’s appeal to an older audience. Based on Ribena’s original blackcurrant flavour, the new variants offer ‘taste sensations’ rather than flavours, says Seachange creative director Sally Costen. Named Oooohh and Aaarghh, after the ‘phonetic response to the sensation’, the […]

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