13 January 2000

Grand Design opens in Paris and London

Croydon multidisciplinary consultancy The Grand Design is opening additional offices in Paris and central London, in an expansion bid aimed at developing its client base. “A central London location is a logical step for us,” says managing partner Charlotte Desorgher. “We’re also finding the changing needs of clients, many of which work Europe-wide or have […]

Making Faces

With the bewildering range of typefaces available to creatives, why bother creating your own? Quentin Newark looks at the meticulous efforts typographers take to create a unique design. For this breed of designers, off-the-shelf simply isn’t good enough.

Law giant identity by The Partners

The world’s largest law firm has been rebranded by UK design group The Partners. Clifford Chance this week completed a three-way international merger to form a group with 2700 lawyers, 560 partners and 30 offices. The UK law firm has merged with US company Rogers & Wells and German company Punder, Volhard, Weber & Axster. […]

Searching for an identity

Companies are under so much commercial pressure that they no longer know what their brand is about or what customers want. Sara Manuelli thinks design groups could help.

Cabinet Office names roster

The Cabinet Office has named groups on a new roster to address design services. Of 11 initial applicants, eight were shortlisted, before five were appointed on 18-month call-off contracts.

Blast-off for Harrison Pursey’s new identity

It’s a rare occasion when a client takes the initiative to push a design group’s creativity – extending the length of a project dramatically as a consequence. But that was the approach taken by London recruitment specialist Harrison Pursey when it commissioned graphics group Blast to rethink it’s identity. The aim was to help the […]

Small Japanese Soldier generate interest

Music industry bigwigs were apparently fascinated last week by flyers and postcards for what they took to be a hot new band. Small Japanese Soldier generated interest by refusing to reveal details of what, exactly, it did. But everybody who was anybody in showbiz was invited to the official launch party. Those who turned up […]

Industrial revolution

Tom Dixon, head of design at Habitat, has written a book about alternative interior decor. Matthew Valentine thinks the retailer could learn from the book.

Finally seeing the light

The concept of good and bad taste can’t be summed up in simple black and white terms, and Hugh Pearman had a colourful Christmas trying to explain it to his children.


Brandsmiths recruits Brandsmiths, a member of the Havas advertising group, has made two new appointments in an effort to strengthen its offer as a branding specialist.

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