12 August 1999

Identity pitch for health authority

The Health Education Authority will announce which design group is to update its identity within two months. The news follows a Government decision to change the title of the organisation

Design Distillery takes to the road

London consultancy Design Distillery has been appointed by the World Bank to create a corporate identity for the newly-established Global Road Safety Partnership. The consultancy won the project after beating


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Future Dates

Sydney Design 99 takes place from 26-30 September. The programme includes speakers Alberto Alessi, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Eva Jiricna, Alessandro Mendini and Stefano Marzano. Contact: via the e-mail at


Dolce & Gabbana is opening a second flagship store in London’s Old Bond Street . It is being completely designed by architect David Chipperfied & Partners and is scheduled to

WAT&G conceives five star hospital complex

A 130-room Kuwaiti maternity hospital is being combined with a five-star beachfront hotel to provide a luxurious welcome for new arrivals. Traditionally, Middle Eastern families welcome the birth of new

Face Facts

Helvetica and its predecessors have experienced waves of popularity this century. Ken Wilson charts the typeface’s history and the reasons for its recent resurgence

EBD goes into liquidation

Edward Briscoe Design has been put into compulsory liquidation, resulting in five redundancies. Managing director Ken Greenway claims “insurmountable problems left by the previous directors” led to the liquidation. “The

Byrne takes strategy to Nucleus

Nucleus has poached Revolution’s strategic director Stephen Byrne. The move comes just weeks after Revolution’s move from Enfield to London’s Clerkenwell, which saw the re-organisation of the business into two

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