11 November 1999

Audi to repeat youth design competition

Silver Street Audi in Taunton, Somerset, is to build on the success of its inaugural Young Designer of the Year, launched last year, by running the competition for a second time. Nineteen-year-old Peter Bayfield won the first set of awards and recently returned from a visit to Germany, courtesy of the Audi Foundation, an organisation […]

Speaking terms

The ability to converse with overseas clients in their own language is a huge advantage, says Pamela Buxton. But good business skills are not built on language alone

Colleges need to take a bite of the Apple Mac

Versatility may define Aricot Vert (Letters, DW 29 October), but I would not be surprised if designers at other consultancies do not have the confidence to be different. As a writer, I conducted an investigation of the facilities available for design students at colleges for an educational publication. I assumed the computing facilities would be […]

Smith to act on taskforce

Culture secretary Chris Smith has promised to ‘rapidly’ start implementing recommendations from the latest report by the Creative Industries Taskforce published last week. But designers have sounded a word of caution about ‘Creative Industries – Exports: our hidden potential’ claiming it is misleading in some areas and does not address the needs of smaller consultancies.

Exhibitions

Design Resolutions; Charlie Thomas; The Baleri ‘Underwear’ exhibition; William Scott

Birdsall joins the Church of England’s service

The Church of England has appointed typographer Derek Birdsall, founder of design group Omnific, to design Common Worship, the Church’s service book, for the next Millennium. A “best practice” process was used to choose Birdsall, to ensure that “nobody was getting rolled over”, according to Church of England director of communications Dr William Beaver. A […]

Digest

Design group Brown Inc has appointed Ismael Ibnoulouafi as the first creative director of its Paris office. He previously held a similar position at Paris consultancy IG Design.

Book

Richard Rogers – Complete Works Volume 1 features work and collaborative projects by Richard Rogers from 1961-1988. Published by Phaidon Press, the book retails at £59.95.

Verdict on electrical retail sector

A new report by retail research group Verdict says product innovation in the electricals sector, combined with market conditions likely to protect the UK market from foreign entrants, will enable electrical retailers to keep developing creative retail formats. The report also predicts that over the next five years Dixons will topple Boots from the position […]

On-line bubbly

Oddbins is launching a champagne website which has been designed by Razorfish. The site will expand next year to include a full range of more than 1200 products.

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