Building by Design; André Platteel; Retailpack 99

The Design Build Foundation holds its second annual conference, Building by Design, on 21 October.

Contact: Rachel Knowles at Tamesis on 0171-734 1252.

Venue: The Bafta Suite, 195 Piccadilly, London W1.

André Platteel, the co-founder of Rotterdam group SoManyDynamos and author of the book Symbol Soup, will give a presentation on visual culture at 6.30pm today. Platteel and other speakers will discuss the influence of post-modern culture on graphic design.

Contact: Diana Perkins on 0171-845 5017.

Venue: Dillons Arts Bookshop, 8 Long Acre, London WC2.

Annual packaging event Retailpack 99 runs from 19-21 October. The “talking shop” seminar programme includes seminars on branding design and development with speakers including chairman of the SuperBrands Council Marcel Knobil, Kevin Vyse of Brand Matters and David Dalziel of Dalziel & Pow.

Contact: e-mail to retailpack, the website at or telephone 0171-466 9174.

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