Briefs

Vacuum cleaner millionaire James Dyson can now publish his autobiography, Against the Odds, with publisher Orion still to decide the final publication date. Publication was delayed by disagreements with American corporation Amway, which objected to mentions of its legal battle with Dyson (DW 30 May). Cuts to the text are now believed to have been agreed.

Quarton Baldwin has appointed Peter Godkin as creative director. Godkin was formerly creative director at K-Creation in Brussels. Mark Baldwin, who formerly held the role, becomes group creative head. The consultancy has designed a new identity for the Guildford Philharmonic orchestra, to be launched next week.

Four brochures have been launched by Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina, celebrating design masters Le Corbusier (pictured), Frank Lloyd Wright, Gerrit T Rietveld and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Art directed by Pierluigi Cerri with graphics by Felix Humm, the brochures provide information on the masters themselves, images of Cassina’s I Maestri range of furniture in contemporary settings, and details of worldwide copyright regulating their production.

Yellow M in Newcastle has designed the brochure for the launch of Bang & Olufsen’s new franchise network.

Funhouse Design Consultants has been appointed to created a range of newsletters, merchandise, loyalty schemes and environments for Thomson Holidays’ Kids Club.

John Herbert Partnership is redesigning showrooms for Paris women’s fashion house Nitya, after creating its new corporate identity in January.

The Edexcel Foundation, born of the merger last year of BTEC and London Examinations has released its first annual report, designed by The Team. Illustrations are by Anthony Sidwell.

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