14 January 1999

CBI gets fit with Elmwood

Elmwood has created the identity for Fit for the Future, a Government-backed best practice campaign organised by the Confederation of British Industry. The initiative kicked off just before Christmas with a 4.5m cash injection from the Department of Trade and Industry. It aims to boost productivity across the economy by encouraging businesses to share their […]

A farewell to Eames

Other people’s newspapers are always so much more interesting than one’s own; don’t you agree? There I was in an Italian pasta joint at the top end of Islington just before Christmas, the day after the Battle of Mandelson’s Mortgage broke out. I had just passed Clive Anderson walking his dog. Naturally, I had bought […]

LFH not responsible for NiQuitin CQ name

Further to your article (DW 8 January) concerning the brand identity for SmithKline Beecham’s new NiQuitin CQ. We are responsible for the packaging design for this new brand, but sadly we cannot take the credit for coming up with the name NiQuitin CQ. While we do work on brand naming for many of our client’s […]

D&AD annual review issued

The Partners has created Reward, the annual review and financial statements document for British Design and Art Direction. It was written by Jeremy Myerson and uses pictures by freelance photographer Christine Donnier-Valentin. “Reward is the central concept in the report. We wanted to explain the function of D&AD and to emphasise that it rewards creativity, […]

The strange case of the difficult Dome

In its meticulous attention to the minutiae of life, ITV’s ‘classic’ police series The Bill can be seen as a barometer for our society. And so an episode shown last week serves to confirm the Millennium Dome is indeed in dire straits. ‘I thought this operation was going to be straightforward, but it’s turning out […]

The game of the name

Financial PR giant Citigate is going through a period of internal reflection after a corporate-naming debate with recent acquisition Dewe Rogerson revealed a significant home truth. During the discussions, the Citigate bigwigs insisted that its name should precede whichever moniker is chosen for the new acquisition. After all, the bigwigs argued, that’s the system Citigate […]

Fair

The London Contemporary Art Fair Art 99 takes place from 20-24 January. The event will display work from over 100 galleries. Contact: The ticket hotline on 0121-767 4818. Venue: The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1.

Digests

Haringey Adult Learning Services has launched a new identity created by freelance designer Jeremy Cole. Sainsbury’s is to introduce an easy-grip bottle, designed in-house by manufacturer Wells Soft Drinks, for its own-label squash range. The bottle has recesses cut into the side to allow easier pouring. Redhouse Lane has designed and produced the latest recruitment […]

LNC to rebrand savings agency

Lloyd Northover Citigate has been awarded a five-year contract for design and identity consultancy services to Government agency National Savings. The consultancy was shortlisted with Fishburn Hedges and Holmes & Marchant following an ad in the Official Journal of the European Community. National Savings, which reports to the Treasury, develops and markets investment and savings […]

Sale

The SCP sale includes two floors of furniture, lighting, tableware and accessories until 30 January. Venue: 135-139 Curtain Road, London EC2.

Internet shoppers ‘need boost’

Designers of Internet shopping sites need to introduce more excitement if they are to appeal to younger customers, despite a doubling in overall customer numbers in the last year, according to a Verdict report released this week. Verdict on Electronic Retailing says one million UK shoppers bought on-line during 1998, but that their profile changed. […]

No change at BAT

This week’s 13bn merger between cigarette giants British American Tobacco and Rothmans will not, at this stage, involve any key changes to brand identity and logos. ‘As far as corporate logos go, it’s staying exactly the same,’ confirmed a BAT spokesman.

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