13 September 2001

Renfrew starts Bio joint venture

Renfrew Group and biotechnology consultancy Ivotech has set up Bio Design Group, a joint venture to offer product design and biotech development skills to the healthcare industry. It is led by Renfrew Group founder Bruce Renfrew and Ivotech founder Christopher Stanley. It has been formed to deliver a solution to a ‘rapidly growing problem faced […]


Dragon Rouge has redesigned the packaging of Kraft’s Maxwell House coffee brand to provide a uniform image throughout Europe. The new packaging will be launched in the UK in around three weeks.


Cars, Andy Warhol’s last series of paintings is on display from 8-23 September, comprising 27 silkscreens and drawings of Mercedez-Benz cars, created in 1986 and 1987. The series, commissioned by Mercedez-Benz to celebrate its centenary, was incomplete when Warhol died. Venue: Milton Keynes Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA. Bolly, Bubble and Balenciaga […]

Anthology showcasing look and feel of past 150 years

Sixteen designers have created an anthology showcasing the look and feel of every decade of the past 150 years, which launches at London’s Artomatic Gallery. Editor Corin Langton says each designer was given a decade, starting from 1850, and a double-page spread (1950-59 by Will Sweeney pictured). An extra artist was recruited to depict the […]

Wolff Olins upbeat despite cutting 40

Wolff Olins has hit back at reports that the loss of 40 jobs from its London office is a reflection of branding losing its appeal. The consultancy announced last week that it is in consultation to reduce staff numbers. Although the group’s decision is a cost-cutting exercise in response to market conditions, managing director Charles […]

Design expertise fuels Thinktank

Some £1.5m of exhibition design and £900 000 of audio visual work will be unveiled when Birmingham’s museum of science and discovery, Thinktank, opens its doors on 29 September. Rfa Designers, Met Studio, Land Design and Brennan & Whalley have created galleries as part of the museum’s £18.5m fit-out. Met Studio has designed the contemporary […]


FutureBrand English&Pockett says that rebranding work for The Learning Channel (DW 6 September) has been put on hold. The Learning Channel confirms that it is in talks with FE&P.

Lime brands The Old Market after a revamp

Lime Marketing has created an identity and season programme for music venue, The Old Market in Hove, East Sussex, which launched at the weekend. The logo and autumn season programme were devised by Lime to enliven the image of the Grade II listed building, which dates from 1828. It was refurbished in 1999 by Conservation […]


The next Sign Design Society talk will be held on 26 September. Atelier Works partner Ian Chilvers will discuss the sign design process within a project team. Members attend free, and tickets are £7.50 for non-members. Contact: Sheila Torrens on 01582 713556. Venue: Railtrack House, Euston Square, London NW1. The Times newspaper is changing its […]


Animator Blazkho has created an on-screen identity for television dating programme, Perfect Match, which went on air on Channel 4 for the first time on Tuesday 11 September.

Stock Tactics: Introduction

It stands to reason that paper companies wanting to interest designers in their products will bring top talent in on the act. But paper promotions can also benefit design groups looking to showcase their work. Matt Barnard leafs through a few of the lates

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