13 August 1998

Ligging at 30 000 feet

Summertime always seems to stimulate romantic behaviour in the otherwise waterlogged British public. So it was with Imagination marketing director Ralph Ardill. Ardill was overheard on a recent British Airways


Ready steady: Adobe says its cross-platform ImageReady streamlines Web graphics production by making it easy to see how different browsers and computers cope with your shiny new site design. You


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The eternal triangle

With MetaDesign’s London office winning the prestigious job of redefining Skoda Auto’s brand identity, Lynda Relph-Knight examines the consultancy’s successful philosophy.


Bestfoods UK relaunched Ambrosia desserts this week with packaging featuring a more realistic Devon country scene. Design is by Siebert Head. Design and advertising consultancy Red Creative has designed the

Wish you were here?

The final arrival of summer puts us in the holiday mood. Matthew Valentine flicks through a few brochures, and finds the destinations lacking in appeal.

What a nice knob, Mrs

Last week’s mystery man (right) was, of course, Williams Murray Banks joint-founder Richard Williams, correctly identified by Lumsden Design Partnership’s Rebecca Price. This week’s blast from the past is well

Funny goings on at the Aurora project

Imagination’s spectacular Aurora project for motoring client Ford continues unabated (DW 7 August). A glimpse behind the scenes, however, reveals a few suspicious elements. The first is a large packing

Curio logo for London Zoo centre

London Zoo is to introduce a major new centre to promote study and understanding of biodiversity. A free creative pitch was used to select designers for the centre’s identity. Design

Marketplace in DIY makeover

DIY retailer Do-It-All has retained Marketplace Design to develop new in-store brand communication devices, following a change in emphasis by the chain. Do-It-All is attempting to create a more inspirational

Brighton gets French-style bakery

Quarto Design has created the identity and interiors for Philippe de France, a new patisserie which opened earlier this month in Brighton. Owned by French entrepreneur Philippe Demier, the outlet

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