Creative with the truth

Soho picture library Robert Harding has decided to flatter its loyal clients in the design industry as part of a new promotion. Lunches in Paris and New York are up for grabs as prizes. But just what is the name of the campaign above supposed to mean to those precious creatives?

Bailey snaps up D&AD gong

Photographer David Bailey was last week awarded British Design and Art Direction’s 1998 President’s Award by Time Mellors in recognition of his lifetime contribution to creativity. Bailey began his career as a photographer for Vogue in 1959.

Opposites attract

The work of two pioneers of industrial design is the subject of current exhibitions. Hugh Pearman compares the differing worlds of Bosch and Bonk.

Back on the beat

Peter Saville was among the brightest stars of the Eighties and is back this year as one of the ‘star turns’ at the Creative Show. Michael Johnson looks back at his bumpy past and hears about the experiences that have shaped him.

Will design pay the price for doing good?

You can’t knock the Design Business Association’s Design for Good initiative (see News, page 4). Well, it is for charity, isn’t it? But you can question the priority DBA chairman Colin Porter is giving it. The upside is that Design for Good should bring in more design work, albeit for low fees. It will draw […]

Coopers set Price for ID

Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand are yet to approve a name for the company formed when they officially merge on 1 July.

White Card passes new image

The London White Card, the pass which allows unlimited access to 15 of London’s museums and galleries, is to be relaunched. Still Waters Run Deep has provided a new identity for the scheme. The consultancy was appointed, after a credentials pitch against five other unnamed groups, by The London Museums and Galleries Marketing Association, which […]

TSM to brand Vernons’ new football lottery

A combination of fun and self-indulgence is reflected in the new pack designs for Christy Cosmetic’s eight-strong face mask range. The packs, revamped by Slatter-Anderson in London, feature computer-manipulated fruit and flowers, to differentiate between different moods, says a consultancy spokesman. Christy’s new logo, also the work of Slatter-Anderson, gets its first airing on the […]

Charity right to find a home in D&AD brief

I was taken aback by the intemperate views expressed in Ms Adams’ letter (DW 24 April) and, as I was primarily involved in the brief, I felt I should respond. Prompted by the huge growth in people sleeping rough in Soho, I set out to mobilise the advertising, design and media industry into doing something […]


The Canon Photography Gallery opens at The Victoria and Albert Museum with an introduction to the V&A collection Photography: An Independent Art. The collection charts the history of photography from the museum’s first international exhibition in 1858. A fully illustrated book accompanies the opening and exhibition. From 21 May until November. Venue: The V&A, South […]

Fitch strengthens Euro presence

Fitch is pushing on with its drive to increase its strategic expertise and its grip on the European market, with the acquisition of French company Peclers Paris for 2.2m. All 49 employees of the Parisian group, including 35 creative staff, will be retained, and the consultancy will trade as Fitch Peclers. Its client list includes […]

Vickery Oldman flies Jenkins nest

Interiors group Vickery Oldman has ended a long-term office sharing arrangement with The Jenkins Group to move in with graphics group Visible Edge, itself originally a breakaway consultancy from The Jenkins Group. Vickery Oldman will continue to work on joint projects with The Jenkins Group, says chairman Nick Jenkins. But the interiors group is also […]

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