11 November 2004

Forthcoming Events

The V&A is hosting four Swarovski couture catwalk jewellery shows on Friday 26 November as part of its Fashion in Motion series. Tickets are available from 15 November. Contact: 020 7942 2820 Info: www.vam.ac.uk Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.

Land Securities set to exploit roster

A number of high profile residential and retail property brands are set to emerge from the design roster of Europe’s largest property developer Land Securities. Next month sees the launch of the first material for 100 Knightsbridge, a luxury residential development, with an identity and branding created by NB Studio. The group is advising Land […]


On Tuesday 16 November from 5-7pm, a free Own It workshop entitled How to profit from your relationship with manufacturers will give designers the chance to learn more about manufacturing. Info: www.own-it.org Venue: Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1.

Hat-Trick conceives Salvation Army design

Hat-Trick has conceived the design of the Salvation Army International Headquarters building in London, which was opened this week by HRH Princess Anne. Transparency and clarity were major criteria for the design and the consultancy was briefed to create an open, contemporary building that could be seen as the antithesis of the Salvation Army’s traditional […]

FutureBrand forges Mittal identity

FutureBrand has created a corporate identity for the industrial giant Mittal Steel Company after its merger last month. The consultancy was awarded the commission after a four-way pitch against Wolff Olins, Interbrand and Identica. With an annual production capacity of 70 million tonnes, Mittal Steel Company claims to be the world’s largest steel business, formed […]


MacExpo 2004 takes place from 18-20 November. Contact: www.macexpo.co.uk for visitor registration and information. Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1.

Garrick Hamm – Williams Murray Hamm

Inspiration? Give me a taxi ride any day. A long coast to coast train journey, now you’re talking. I’m much more likely to find inspiration from my surroundings, or solve a problem while staring out of a window than I am sitting at my desk reading a graphics annual. Recently, travelling down London’s Kensington Gore […]


Berenice Abbot’s first UK exhibition, featuring photographic images of American metropolises from the 1920s, continues until 31 January. Venue: Hackelbury Fine Art, 4 Launceston Place, London W8. Duggie Field’s dayglo post-pop paintings are featured during Less Is Less – More Or Less from 15 November until 16 January. Venue: A&D Gallery, 51 Chiltern Street, London […]

New format for Debenhams

Retail giant Debenhams has confirmed its plans to trial a new ‘mini’ store format, aimed at female customers, in Spring next year. The new mini-Debenhams store format, ranging in size from 1400m2 to 1900m2, will sell womenswear, lingerie, cosmetics, shoes and accessories. The format is set to hand the retailer access to smaller UK towns, […]

Bango gets a good reception on Folk scene

Sawbridgeworth-based consultancy Folk has unveiled the identity for mobile Internet specialist Bango, following its appointment to look at the brand and marketing strategy this summer. The rebranded identity launches this month. It features a colour spectrum palette which Folk describes as ’24 hour’ to reflect the idea that people can download Bango mobile content at […]

Design term born by WMH cake packs being killed off

Having followed, open-mouthed, the news of the controversial axing of Williams Murray Hamm’s ‘successful’ Jaffa Cakes branding (DW 23 September). I would like to suggest a new verb to enter the design dictionary; great design that has been pulled by the client for no discernible or understandable reason and against everyone’s better judgment should from […]

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