12 March 1998

A question of pants?

My thanks to Tim Rich for “coming out” (Private View, DW 6 March). I feel I must join him, being a similar age. I too do not remember being particularly concerned about the make of my underpants during my school days – surely it’s what is in them that counts! And what is it about […]

Lesbian Line winning logo

London Lesbian Line has adopted a new identity following a public competition. The winning image is the work of Sarah Cook, a designer at Design Consultants in Bristol. The charity had more than 100 entries, with the winner receiving 100. The image overhaul is for LLL’s 21st anniversary this year (DW 14 November 1997).


Interbrand Newell and Sorrell has secured an appearance by spoon-bender and future-gazer Uri Geller for its next Utopian Night lecture. Perhaps the group will benefit from his expertise with prediction. Just two years ago a spokeswoman responded to questions with the unforgettable reply, ‘A merger at Newell and Sorrell? Not for another 50 years.’

Cook unveils exhibits

Foreign Secretary Robin Cook was yesterday due to unveil a display of contemporary design at his office in Whitehall. The aim is to showcase UK design to his visitors. The display is designed by Atelier Works. It contains work by designers including Dolphin’s Rob Petrie and Phil Sims, Paul Priestman of Priestman Goode, Ideo’s Tim […]

Design is the key to expansion of media

To mark the first of a regular multimedia section, Steve Bowbrick explains why designers are best placed to lead the digital revolution – semantics notwithstanding. Steve Bowbrick is chairman of Webmedia Group.

Not hot-desking, more no desking at PSD

Richmond group PSD Associates is quite literally bursting at the seams. Passing through its reception area is a bit like stumbling upon an open day, intended to bring design’s many virtues to an ignorant public. Not to mention the clients. But in reality, the three people seated by the receptionists are fully paid up members […]

BDG McColl opens office in Hong Kong

London-based design group BDG McColl has opened a Hong Kong office to provide a base for projects for clients in the Asia Pacific region. The eight-strong team, which started operating officially last week, is led by general manager Alan Kantar. The staff consists of a mixture of local recruits boosted by designers Simon Newton and […]

The technologically challenged viewpoint

Lee Sillitoe’s argument (DW 6 March) is one that anyone in the design profession will have heard with tedious regularity. Strangely it is an opinion seldom espoused by those who have made the substantial investment of time and effort necessary to become computer proficient. Allen Esp allen.esp@btinternet.com

French coffee branded in the UK

Packaging for French coffee brand Café Sati has been updated by Tutssels @The Brand Union. – The new branding is intended to reflect modernity, posterity and quality across the seven-strong core range.

Sainsbury’s winning label by Two by Two

I would like to correct an omission in the Design Week Awards supplement. The Sainsbury’s Vin de Pays was designed by Two by Two, a company that has been on our design roster for two years. No Sainsbury’s packaging design is undertaken in-house. I would like to reassure the rest of our current roster that […]


The Steel Packaging Design Awards encourages design students to recognise the potential of steel as a packaging material. Winners will receive a yellow pencil award from British Design and Art Direction and two weeks’ work experience at design agency Jones Knowles Ritchie. Contact: Rachel Faulkner or Caroline Wood on 0171-497 3001. Searching for the best […]

Drinking in a battlefield

Matthew Valentine samples the delights of a new bar where the clientele pit their wit and dexterity against each other in a bout of computer gaming.

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