12 September 1996

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Norway’s first commercial television network has a new identity by Novocom in Los Angeles. The new graphics for entertainment channel TVNorge will be adapted for regional stations throughout the country. ‘We are hoping to emphasise our strong entertainment programme strategy and create a smooth and quick float between programming,’ says Nina Lorgen, the channel’s head […]

Designer dies in Australia

Steve Dowson, a designer at Brewer Riddiford and Minale Tattersfield, was found dead at his Australian home last week. Dowson, aged 34, emigrated to Australia with his wife a year ago and had been working with Graham Pernell at Cato.

Monday 16 September

Recently published is Videos on Art, a guide to art films and videos. It is available in book form or over the Internet. The resource guide is divided into 37 sections covering history of art and culture, from prehistoric times to the architecture of tomorrow, as well as sections on art appreciation, conservation and films […]

Aukett to add interiors arm

Michael Aukett Architects is replicating the mix of disciplines offered by Aukett Associates with the addition of Graham Tytherleigh, who will run an independent interiors group. For the past eight years Tytherleigh has acted as an independent consultant. As managing director of Aukett he plans to build a six-strong interiors team to work on a […]

Graphique wins job for Lever Brothers

Persil packaging designer Graphique has beaten three consultancies to become Lever Brothers’ official consultancy for fabric conditioner packaging. “The selection process was rigorous. We had to make a presentation of how we approached projects strategically, even though we’ve worked for Lever for ten years,” says Ray Armes, creative director at the Staines consultancy. The client […]

Thursday 19 September

Into Pop art? Then the Gerald Laing exhibition could be for you. On display is a range of silk screen prints of starlets, skydivers and dragsters from 1968. All prints are for sale with prices ranging from 375 to 600. Until 18 October. Venue: Whitfield Fine Art, 6 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1. Details: […]

MPL secures identity

Quoted investment management group London & Manchester has unveiled its MPL-designed corporate identity. The new identity is the final phase in the company’s plans to refocus on its core activities, says London & Manchester’s chief executive Tom Pyne.

Fitch

is expected to report steady growth in its interims. The publicly listed group posted a sustained return to profit over 1995 and predicted favourable business conditions for 1996. The group’s figures were posted to the Stock Exchange yesterday (Wednesday), after Design Week went to press.

British boys on another planet

The sugar sure turned to alcohol for Planet’s Bill Wallsgrove and Andy Hall as Holsten launched its redesigned, remixed Pils lager. The unfortunate duo went to Barcelona in order to maintain the consultancy’s public face and take responsibility for the new-look packaging. Onerous tasks included partying with the likes of Tamara Beckwith, enduring the sounds […]

Sir Norman Foster

has unveiled his plans for Europe’s tallest building, the 400m 92-storey Millennium Tower for London. Developer is Trafalgar House Property.

Legal merger leads to work

Spencer Landor is designing a corporate identity for Dibb Lupton Alsop, the UK’s seventh largest legal firm. The new firm is being formed by a merger announced this week between Dibb Lupton Broomhead and Alsop Wilkinson and starts trading from 1 October

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