13 April 2000

US lead in design, reports GDR

Design consultancies in the US are leading the way in innovative retail design, according to a new report from Global Design Register. A GDR spokeswoman says the UK is trailing the US by five years in cutting-edge interior design concepts. The consultancy selection service is launching a retail innovation report, showcasing interiors. Around 80 per […]

Kysen’s clean image for the HEA

Kysen Design has created a series of characters for the Health Education Authority to help teach primary school children about food hygiene. Safe-T and the H Squad forms the theme for the health education pack, being distributed to every UK primary school as part of the National Curriculum’s Key Stage II. The pack includes a […]

Teletext receives Basten Greenhill Andrews touch

ITV’s on-screen Teletext service is to be redesigned to allow the service to take advantage of new technology allowed by digital TV broadcasts. Basten Greenhill Andrews has been appointed to carry out the task. “The job is to define its positioning in the new digital world,” says BGA managing director Tim Greenhill of the project. […]

C Eye claims insurance job

Primary Insurance has used C Eye to review and reposition its brands. The design consultancy was appointed after a three-way pitch against rivals including Interbrand Newell and Sorrell.

Packs by Hill Watson attack hot dog market

Food manufacturer Herta is introducing two new product variants in a bid to dominate the hot dog market. Packaging for the ranges has been created by London design group Hill Watson. Max, a large hot dog intended to appeal to the appetites of hungry teenage boys, and Dinky Dogs, aimed at the fussier eating habits […]

Roundel looks for senior staff

Roundel is looking to appoint up to two senior staff, in a bid to grow both the new business and administrative arms of the business. Until now Mike Denny has assumed a dual role as managing and design director. However, he says he has now identified a growing need for an enhanced managerial capacity at […]

Superior Creative Services notepads and bookmarks

These notepads and bookmarks in the shape of body parts were created using X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging and computer graphic thermographic images from the Science Photo Library. They were specially designed and manufactured for the Millennium Dome’s Body Zone by Hertfordshire-based group Superior Creative Services. Science Photo Library website (www.sciencephoto.com) or Tel: 020 7432 1100

Evian needs to get a grip on new bottles

Hyperbole is ever-present in the design industry, but smart designers know that to oversell an idea makes it easy to under-deliver the final product. Many PR fluffies have not yet learned that lesson, and have gone into overdrive with the launch of the new Evian bottle, scheduled to hit shelves this summer. ‘Water is creeping […]

Proctor & Stevenson calendar

Proctor & Stevenson has produced this 2000/2001 half-year calendar which it believes has not missed the new millennium, but is ready to herald it in next year.


Design and architecture group Haskoll has created a new restaurant in Reading called The Brasserie, in what was previously a domestic 19th century grade II listed building. The open-plan venue is spread across two floors and features a newly constructed timber terrace and balcony overlooking the river.

Digital games channel PlayJam given Las Vegan launch

PlayJam, Static 2358’s digital games channel, is unveiled this week in Las Vegas. It will begin broadcasts on Sky Digital this summer and will roll out to European platforms including the Internet, WAP mobile phones and digital TV. The channel plans to capitalise on branding partnerships for the games. ‘We are already finding enormous interest […]

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