12 April 2001


Design Directory: Great Britain, by Penny Sparke, is published by Pavilion Books on 19 April. It is part of a series of books exploring countries with strong design backgrounds. Priced £9.99, it features an A-Z of classic and cult designs and a design history of Britain.

Smallfry lights the way with Basta bikes

Product design group Smallfry has designed a range of rechargeable bicycle lights for Dutch-owned bike accessory brand Basta, which will be launched in UK stores from the autumn. Smallfry won the project on the back of previous work for Basta, which also manufactures bicycle locks and pedals. The range consists of three lights, called Sun, […]


SAS has designed the annual report for aviation services and materials technology provider the BBA Group. The report, launched last week, is published in print and Web formats.

S Club 7 grows into WMH identity

Pop band S Club 7 is set to benefit from a wide-ranging brand makeover, the first fruits of which is a new identity designed by Williams Murray Hamm. The logo reflects the fact that the group and its fan-base is “growing up”, says Williams Murray Hamm director Dick Murray. It launches on 23 April to […]


Digital media group Entranet has launched a free digital news service dedicated to the digital TV industry, www.entranet.co.uk, which will be available from this week, on subscription.

Identica brands Conad range

Identica has designed a range of organic products for Italian supermarket Conad, which launch in Italy next week. The consultancy, originally appointed to work with Conad six years ago, was briefed to develop a marque to be applied across 24 different pro

Design Starck effect is a monkey puzzle

Explaining design to the non-initiated often falls to a few well-known industry figures. Philippe Starck attempted to clarify a few things for The Independent’s readers last week. He was asked if he could redesign the umbrella. ‘The umbrella can be very disobedient, non? My advice? Get a raincoat,’ he says. When trying to explain where […]


Yolanda Zappaterra talks to designer Koji Mizutani about his work and involvement with Selfridges’ forthcoming Tokyo Life, London Life exhibition.

Clinic identifies Government bid

HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office is launching the identity for a departmental programme called Invest to Save Budget, created by Clinic. The ISB initiative has been set up to promote joint working practices between Government departments, local authorities and public services organisations such as the emergency services and health authorities. Non-departmental public bodies and […]

Hare beats dog for new GoBarkingmad ident

The BBC’s in-house design team, BBC MediaArc, has created on-screen branding idents for greyhound racing channel and website, GoBarkingmad. BBC MediaArc was appointed without a pitch by Internet development company Gaming Internet. It has designed an identity and idents based on ‘the unsung hero’ of greyhound racing – the hare – which wins every race, […]

Miguel opts to leave Coley Porter Bell

Coley Porter Bell creative head Allison Miguel is leaving the consultancy “to do her own thing,” according to sources. Her role will be taken on by creative directors Stephen Bell and Martin Grimer.

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