14 November 1996

British Council backs a UK/Polish collaboration

Product designers and students in the UK and Poland are collaborating on a major new venture which has won backing from the British Council. Aimed at identifying opportunities and developing real products for both UK and Polish markets, the Design for a New Europe initiative is being co ordinated by Leeds Metropolitan University tutor Steve […]

BDP at helm of M&S growth

Building Design Partnership is to design the world’s biggest Marks & Spencer as part of a 250m-plus investment in upgrading and expanding UK stores.

Millennium Exhibition poised to be a flush affair

The Millennium Exhibition’s design team is determined that the big event will not be constipated by lack of funding. Richard Rogers Partnership’s Mike Davies, however, is focused on convenience, as press were told at a recent conference.

Brooks made partner

Crabtree Hall/ Plan Créatif has appointed architect Massimo Brooks as a third partner in its London office. Brooks, who has worked with the group full- time and more recently as a freelance, will concentrate on expanding retail architecture work.


Bar and restaurant Goolies opens in London’s Kensington on Monday, with interiors and graphics designed by Rawls & Company.

Study finds pay rising for industrial designers

Industrial designers in the US are seeing significant salary increases, reflecting the nation’s improved economy, according to a study by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Project directors are now earning a basic average salary of 31 300 which reaches 33 600 with bonus, the IDSA’s 1996 Compensation Study reports. The study shows it is […]


Novocom was inspired by Middle Eastern culture for Qatar’s new television channel. The Al-Jazeera satellite channel is a news and information service broadcasting to the Middle East region and Europe. The US group has drawn on Arabic patterns for inspiration and refers to Qatar’s close association with pearlfishing in the mother-of-pearl imagery. The package ‘marries […]

McDonalds identified as world’s number one

McDonalds has knocked the fizz out of Coca-Cola in brand supremacy, says The World’s Greatest Brands, a new book compiled by international branding group Interbrand. McDonalds is now the number one brand in the world, for the first time, according to the book. It predicts that these two brands will “jostle” for top billing “well […]

Labour puts design on tourism trail

Design plays a vital role in new initiatives to boost tourism and hospitality in the UK announced by Labour this week. Labour’s new strategy for tourism and hospitality calls for more effective marketing of Britain both overseas and at home, as well as im

Heavenly hoax receives no praise from above

Adrian Burton’s letter last week illustrating his eieio burgers device, although amusing, was surely a hoax, and as such mildly irritating. His illustration consists simply of our Church of England symbol distorted on the Mac. I know this because the device is hand-drawn and when distorted to the same angle as Mr Burton’s device, the […]

Blow up

Good photography is essential in creating good graphics work, so how and who do you choose? Amanda Lake gets the answers on five recent projects


Revival time: You can’t have avoided the Photoshop 4 reviews and cheap journalistic jokes about how it should have been called version 3.5. We’re working on a wish list and will reveal it to you and Adobe ASAP, especially as Adobe is thought to be starting to recode its major apps in anticipation of the […]

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