13 February 2003

Future dates

Design Week Editor Lynda Relph-Knight chairs the Four Designers event on 3-4 March. The event features Ben Casey of The Chase, Janice Kirkpatrick of Graven Images, Michael Johnson of Johnson Banks and Erik Spiekermann of United Designers. Contact: www.euro-study-tours. co.uk or call 01992 512870. Venue: Odeon Leicester Square, London WC2. Grafic Europe 2003 takes place […]

Most Asian designers say industry is hard to crack

Asian designers struggle for recognition and the industry is missing out on business opportunities by not accessing multi-cultural creative talent, says Mayor Ken Livingstone’s Greater London Authority. A report, released last week, describes the design community as ‘being very tight, with big designers invariably being white’. Aspiring Asian designers face real barriers in getting their […]

Uefa league prepares pitch

Two consultancies have been shortlisted from the initial pitch list of eight for the rebrand of the Uefa Champions League. They will be having ‘further conversations’ with the company next week prior to a final decision later in February, says Uefa director of communications and public affairs Mike Lee. Switzerland-based Frame Eleven confirms it has […]

Addiction’s create promo for MJ Cole single

High-octane animations, inspired by computer games like Daytona, drive Addiction’s promo for breakbeat star MJ Cole’s latest single Wonderin’ Why. Designed by Addiction director Lisa Lloyd and animator Paul Tuersley, the sequence switches from day to night as the cars – modified in After Effects by 3D designer Andy Guest – race through cities, deserts […]

Darwell Holland identity to aid centre’s growth

Nascent luxury garden centre brand, The Plant Room, opens its first branch next week, with an identity and packaging created by Darwell Holland. The garden centre, located in Surrey, is a one-off outlet at the moment but the company is planning a wider roll-out and will also launch branded gifts and an organic food range. […]

Spencer du Bois records job win

Spencer du Bois has been appointed to create a logo and identity system for the National Archives, a new Government body formed from the merger of the Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts Commission, which is due to launch on 2 April. Bringing together the PRO’s collection of 950 years worth of Government documents […]

Sea designs identity for Unite for Unicef

Sea has designed an identity for Unite for Unicef, a three-a-year concert programme planned by the charity to run over the next five years. The brief was to create a music/ youth brand that could provide the basis for tickets, event literature, posters, T-shirts, signage and CD/DVD packaging. ‘It’s a Band Aid-style marque,’ says Sea […]

Ztwo Design creates for Fabulous Bakin’ Boys

Ztwo Design has created the name and packaging for Smoothie Sticks, a new bakery snack by the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys. The sticks, which launch in stores in the next two weeks, are available in five fruit flavours and come in two sizes.

Design Week competition-winner in a class of his own

Wonder of wonders! We have a winner in our exclusive-to-Diary competition (DW 30 January) that challenged you to tell us when and by whom the inventions in James Dyson’s top ten were first designed. Well done to Peter Griffin ‘(teaching product design) and his year-12 class’. Did you know already or keep the cutting from […]

Blackburn Museum puts Event revamp on display

The fruit of Event Communications’ 18 month-long project at Blackburn Museum, involving the redesign of three of its main galleries, was unveiled last Friday. The consultancy’s displays focus on the ‘rich and surprising’ object collections at the museum, which is housed in an existing Victorian building, says Event project manager Kirsty Brackenridge. The Social History […]

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