14 March 1996

Museum style decision near

The Victoria & Albert Museum will soon decide whether to appoint a consultancy to redesign its house style, following a presentation last week from Rufus Leonard.

All along the Swatch tower

Clock that expression. Ron Arad is watching your every move beneath the Swatch Art Clock tower he designed to “express his interpretation of Olympic values” at the Royal Festival Hall

Whitehall design buying reviewed

Government departments are reviewing the way they procure design in an effort to conform with the EC directive on public services contracts and a Government White Paper on forming closer

A city’s roots forgotten

Is Glasgow’s new Gallery of Modern Art a missed opportunity to showcase its past and build for the future? Instead of adding to the worldwide glut of modern art museums,

Fry’s Cream repackaged

Wagstaffs has redesigned Fry’s Creams chocolate brand for Cadbury, after winning a free creative pitch for the project against Beresfords and Cadbury’s in-house design team. The consultancy’s concept, which includes


Graphic designer Vince Frost and his consultancy Frost Design have reaped an armload of awards for work on the Independent Magazine. The list of honours includes a gold award from


Saturday 16 March Cartoons, technology and the Black American in consumerist US society influenced the work of painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose work is on show at the Serpentine Gallery, in

Late payers crackdown lauded

Design’s trade bodies have welcomed Prime Minister John Major’s promise to “embarrass” larger companies into paying their bills on time. Major will consult industry on tactics ranging from “whitelists” and

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