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 to the Health Development Agency. The change takes effect from 1 January 2000. The entry deadline for the credentials pitch is next Monday, with an […]

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 design groups from Switzerland and Italy. Design Distillery will roll out the new identity by the end of this year. It will also create support […]


Gay London is published by Ellipsis and retails at £8. The book is a guide to the esoteric pleasures available in London to gay men. Contact: Ellipsis on 0171-739 3157.

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 sd99@icmsaust.com.au or telephone 00 612 9241 1478. The annual celebration of London’s architecture takes place from 18-19 September. London Open House offers the public the […]


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 open its doors in October.

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 family members with a great celebration. The new concept in hospitality, which is designed by London architect Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo, will enable relatives […]

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

Wider background mix could raise creativity

Why is it that so many clients apparently have the view that it’s ad creatives and not designers who have the vision that commands the cash? There must be more than tradition behind the willingness for senior board executives to get involved in commissioning an ad campaign, while the same company’s branding consultancy so often […]

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 problems we inherited, both financially and legally, were enormous and left us with no alternative,” says Greenway. “Discussions are taking place about what will happen […]

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 new units. As director of digital strategy at Nucleus, Byrne will be responsible for developing the consultancy’s global digital strategy. He will also be working […]

Safeway caters for ‘time poor’ in local store

Safeway is re-opening its store on London’s King’s Road next month, using a one-off format designed to cater specifically for the needs of local consumers. The refit has been designed by architect The Hancock Ward Company in conjunction with supermarket staff. The 650sqm store will focus on the requirements of “time-poor” customers, with the ready […]

Big Ben reduced to a millennium billboard

Organisers of London’s millennium extravaganza have come up with an enlightened idea to include Big Ben in the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Hopes that a naked image of Gail Porter may adorn the clocktower (a case of nudes at ten, surely), after she was projected on to the House of Commons earlier this year, have […]

Latest articles