14 September 1995

British Shoe recruits

British Shoe is strengthening its in-house graphics department. The group, which owns brands including Shoe Express and Dolcis, is currently recruiting a third designer for its team and has plans to expand further. British Shoe plans to continue using outside groups currently working with the group. ‘We are still working with design consultancies and plan […]

BT ad nearly goes belly up

The earth just didn’t stop moving for advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather Direct while shooting British Telecom’s new press advertisement.

Sud Tub bowls

Glasgow product designers Will White and Katarina Barac were feeling washed out when it came to new ideas, until they watched a friend dismantle his washing machine. The result was the Sud Tub bowl, which is whizzing its way into Glaswegian kitchens. White and Barac – who have their own consultancy – One Foot Taller […]

Industrial design hunt

An automotive equipment supplier in Sunderland is on the hunt for an industrial designer to design its latest model for worldwide export. Edwin Trisk Systems is after a medium-sized consultancy to design a spraygun washing machine linked to a solvent recycler.

Savoy Hotel in identity quest

The Savoy Hotel, which owns a string of London hotels, is believed to be considering appointing a design consultancy for a new identity or identities. A spokeswoman says: ‘We are looking for a new design company but not for some time in the future.’

Intro gets into Internet

Intro and its sister company Intro Productions have launched a new venture to supply Internet and CD-ROM design and production skills to corporate, media and entertainment clients. First commissions are a Simply Red Web site and a corporate identity manual for publishing and media group Quadrillion.

Five set to go in Redland remix

Building materials specialist Redland is planning to buy in its graphic design work following the group’s decision to disband its in-house design team and make five designers redundant. The role of the communications department, which housed the five-strong design team headed by graphic design manager Chris Hamilton, will be taken over by the corporate office, […]

Air 2000 launches free-pitch job

Airline Air 2000 is believed to be asking for a free creative pitch from five consultancies for the design of its new corporate identity. The pitch extends to a new name, identity and its applications. The airline, owned by holiday group First Choice and the third largest UK charter airline, asked ad agency Ogilvy & […]

War Museum gallery plans

The Imperial War Museum expects to appoint designers early next year for its 7m Holocaust gallery due to open in 1997. – ‘We want this gallery to be unique, with a huge amount of impact.

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Here’s an excellent chance to see three decades of the category-defying work of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. His hugely varied interpretations of The Beautiful Person are spanned in a new book, juxtaposed with written contributions from folk such as Paloma Picasso, Bill Cunningham and Patricia Peterson. Antonio 60.70.80 by Juan Ramos has just been published […]

DFEE yet to appoint

A Department for Education and Employment spokesman says the DFEE has yet to appoint a consultancy after last week’s free-pitch for its new identity (DW 8 September). The spokes- man says a consultancy should be appointed within a week.

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