14 October 1999

National Meningitis Trust launches new awareness campaign

The increasing dangers of meningitis are being highlighted to students throughout the UK in a new awareness campaign from the National Meningitis Trust. Created by Radley Yeldar, a series of postcards, posters, and beer mats have been placed in universities and colleges drawing attention to the many symptoms of the disease and information on getting […]

Wolff Olins and Red Design create 2004 Olympic symbol

The symbol for the 2004 Athens Olympics has been created jointly by Wolff Olins and Red Design in Athens. The Olympic Committee received 242 proposals for the design. The final image presents an olive wreath as the circle of life’, on a background of aquatic blue. One of the Greek adjudicators, Angela Delivoria, director of […]

Digest

IT recruitment group Teleos Consulting has launched a new identity, created by Bluegreen Design Consultants.

Digest

Baxters has relaunched its Vegetarian Soups range, featuring packaging by Bath consultancy Blue Marlin.

Carphone loses website designer

Carphone Warehouse appears to be without a Web design consultancy this week, following the resignation of Clarity Communications, which designed its e-commerce website. Clarity chairman Martin Chilcott has written to Carphone Warehouse managing director Charles Dunstone to withdraw Clarity’s services, due to a conflict of interests with other clients. In a written statement Chilcott says […]

Stephen Peart, Vent Design

“The silicon rush is the second gold rush,” declares Stephen Peart, the head of Vent Design, based in Campbell, California. A natural-born philosopher, being close to the cutting edge of technology and the freedom of nature seems to suit Peart well. Having worked for Frog in Germany, and then designing Apple’s keyboards and printers in […]

WPP’s tempting offer

WPP has bought two more design groups, one of which is The Brand Union. Damian Schogger looks at the effects of the acquisition for WPP and its design consultancies

Brett Wickens, Sapient

Brett Wickens left Pentagram London in 1993, along with his then partner Peter Saville, to set up a multimedia division in Los Angeles for US design group Frankfurt Balkind. By early 1994, the Internet had sprung to life and Wickens spent the next few years building marketing sites for Frankfurt Balkind’s movie-industry clients. “But it […]

A Portuguese lesson

Portugal has more to offer designers than cheap labour, discovers Liz Farrelly, following her recent trip to the Experimentadesign99 biennial in Lisbon

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