Go to Nykris if you just want to spend a penny

Those sharp-witted creatives at Nykris Digital Design claim to have found ‘the ultimate use’ for the latest mobile wireless application protocol technology – finding a loo in the urban wastes. Clarifying its own ‘man and woman’ corporate identity (pictured right), which has previously been mistaken for public lavatories, the London consultancy has set the record […]


Ellipsis London is the publisher of Japan: the informal contained by Christopher Tadgell and Sore Sites by Will Self, not design and multimedia consultancy Ellipsis (DW 5 May).

Bite provides the missing Cancerlink

London design consultancy Bite has designed the new corporate identity for national cancer charity Cancerlink. The consultancy, which has been working on the identity since January, was appointed at the end of last year following a pitch to the charity.

Regal theatre identity by Marc White

Eastleigh design group Marc White Partnership has created an identity for the Theatre Royal Winchester, which is set to re-open in September following an overhaul. The logo will feature on the front of the Grade II-listed theatre, as well as on literature, advertising and staff uniforms. The marque features a deep red ribbon in the […]

Political leadership would benefit design

Given that the Milanese consider a designer in their 40s as “young”, it is remarkable that so many much younger UK players have found favour with furniture manufacturers in Italy’s style capital. Superstars like Jasper Morrison and Matthew Hilton have been in there for a while, having also wowed patrons from other design centres across […]


Ratcliffe Fowler Design has been appointed by live interactive games group Two Way TV to promote the concept of interactive TV. The consultancy is designing an exhibition stand.

GF Smith book launch is a sobering affair

What a contrast the latest book launch by paper firm GF Smith was to the last bash at London’s Serpentine Gallery, when festivities got a little out of hand (Diary, DW 14 April). The launch of Open Air, designed by Elmwood and featuring outdoor snaps by 16 creatives, was held at Leicester Square megaclub Home. […]

Odd ball bunch

Football is a serious game, as any true follower will tell you, but Damian Schogger discovers a book which takes a humorous look at fanatics of the sport.


Prima Communications has designed a hard-hitting campaign for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, promoting its advice service on abortion. It is the first time a project has approached the controversial subject in such a direct fashion, placing the word ‘abortion’ in big letters across the poster.

The Relais seating range from designer Jan Armgardt

Austrian manufacturer Wittmann claims to be adopting a new Scandinavian-style look with new products such as the Relais seating range from designer Jan Armgardt. The range comprises a chair and two sizes of sofa. A strong feature of the design is the seating’s contoured wooden frame, available in black or natural maple.

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