12 September 2002

Digest

Redhouse Lane has created BAA Heathrow’s annual sustainable development report, Towards Sustainability. The report, which is published later this month, will be distributed to businesses, environmental specialists, community action groups, and Government.

Drawing out ideas

Every designer can harp back to their roots by sketching, so to inspire you Neil Churcher draws on examples

Digest

Icon Brand Navigation has appointed Simon Williams as chief executive officer. Williams joins from Enterprise IG where he was director, group strategy.

Ideo interaction at BBCi’s studio

Street-level interaction designed by Ideo is the focal point of BBCi’s high-concept London studio, unveiled last Friday at the broadcaster’s historic Bush House home. Five large windows on the Aldwych-located building’s north east wing now act as transparent screens, allowing pedestrians to watch and listen to ‘live chats’ with celebrities and see the BBCi team […]

Prize to improve UK town halls

Designs on Democracy, a national competition aimed at reinventing town halls, launches this week promising to create better community spaces in Bradford, Stockport and north Hertfordshire. Organised by Cabe and the Design Council, the competition offers £60 000 worth of prizes. For more information see www.designsondemocracy.org.uk.

Digest

Lambie-Nairn has been appointed to develop a brand strategy and identity for Dubai-based satellite broadcaster MBC and four of its channels. The project includes the redesign of the corporate identity and main channel and identities for three new channels.

German department store makes way for 20/20 look

20/20 has presented final concepts for a revamp of signage and customer communication at German department store chain Karstadt, as the company seeks to improve its offer amid sluggish economic conditions. Karstadt runs 189 stores in Germany, and is described as a middle-market player by Mintel retail analyst Richard Perks. Retail sales in Germany for […]

Meeting Point places available

There are still places available for Meeting Point, Design Week’s social event for young designers. The event will be held at a central London venue from 7pm on Wednesday 18 September and is ticket only. For tickets e-mail natalie.adams@centaur.co.uk.

Vox pop

Williams Murray Hamm has reportedly resigned from the Superdrug roster because it has been asked to re-pitch for a place following the acquisition of Superdrug parent Kruidvat by Hutchison Whampoa (DW 5 September). What would provoke you into resigning a client account? ‘I would resign an account if simply evaluated as a cost-driven supplier rather […]

Martin Dawe bottles look for Crystal Drinks brand

Crystal Drinks this week launches its Springwater+ brand with packaging and identity by Martin Dawe Brand Design. The consultancy, which received a five-figure fee for the project, created the bottle shape, visual identity and labelling for the Springwater+ brand. It was appointed following a three-way credentials pitch in January. Springwater+ is billed as a functional […]

Bean there and done that

It seems like the heady days of the high street coffee shop may be coming to an end. Companies must diversify or they’ll grind to a halt, says Clive Walker

Creative Newcastle

According to US mag Newsweek, Newcastle is among the world’s creative hotspots right now. But such pyromania, snapped locally by Darren Richardson of design consultancy Gardiner Richardson, probably isn’t what the Stateside sages have in mind.

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