14 September 2000


The correct answers to the quiz are as follows, in the order: as it was; as it is now; those responsible. National Power; Innogy; Corporate Edge. British Steel; Corus; Enterprise IG. Quantum Energy; V-is-on; The Identica Partnership. The Dialog Corporation; Bright Station; Underground. Guinness and Grand Metropolitan; Diageo; Wolff Olins. BTR Siebe; Invensys; Interbrand Newell […]

Raw material

A simple, retro-styled camera from Russia has built a cult following, for those who like photographs with a vivid, edgy style.

The art of information

Websites beautifully synthesise the form and function dilemma. Website designers succumb to all singing Web programmes; website programmers are down in the engine room, coding raw data. For technical industries, function is vital to bottom-line performance. This is not at the expense of form; for clients targeting product specifiers (not buyers), marketing materials must work […]


On-line plant and machinery sales specialist, Auctions2Business, has appointed London design consultancy Grafico to create its corporate identity, website and a range of corporate literature. The Manchester-based auctions company has £1m of backing in place and has scheduled its on-line launch for November.

Brand names that baffle…

Corporate brand names in the utilities sector are becoming increasingly intangible and irrelevant, according to branding experts. This follows news that the Transco Group, which incorporates the BG Group, formerly British Gas, is to be rebranded as Lattice by design groups The Fourth Room and CDT Design.

British Gas identity set to fuel branding debate

Landor Associates is off the hook at last over its ill-conceived identity for petrol giant BP. Though criticisms are still dribbling in for a marque that is seen by many, both within and outside design, as an attempt to gloss over the inevitable impact of petrol on the environment, and not a very stylish attempt […]

Din Associates creates a white room in Selfridges

Din Associates is redesigning the bookshop in London department store Selfridges, with the area scheduled to reopen next month. A scheme to add an additional 50 per cent of floor space sees the facility bidding to become the largest department store bookshop in London. The department will feature an all-white colour palette, including an individual […]

BP marque debate continues to blossom

In response to my sharp and abrupt dismissal of BP’s flower power, JE Mulverston (Letters, DW 1 September) is absolutely right to say big issues should be considered. BP’s desperate desire to protect itself from environmental calumny should be the focus of carefully worded and sensitively targeted PR, lobbying and corporate advertising. In this context […]

Tom Hingston

Tom Hingston designed flyers for the legendary Blue Note nightclub in London’s Hoxton Square while understudying Neville Brody. His album covers include Talvin Singh’s Anokha and the D&AD Award-winning covers for Massive Attack’s Mezzanine. The four-strong Tom Hingston Studio is now working on the Bristol group’s next album, due out in the new year. Hingston […]

Cartlidge Levene redevelops

London design consultancy Cartlidge Levene is undergoing a restructuring process. As part of the plan a third partner will join the business as it begins its next stage of development. The group was established by directors Ian Cartlidge and Adam Levene in 1987. It currently employs eight staff, working across several disciplines including print, exhibition […]

Sharpedge brands Sedley Place

Sharpedge Design has won a four-way pitch to develop the identity and initial business-to-business promotional materials for a retail, commercial and residential development on London’s Oxford Street. Named Sedley Place, the scheme, located in the UK’s prime shopping district, is due to be completed and ready for trading in late 2002. The London design consultancy, […]

Purple Circle goes square

Nottingham design consultancy Purple Circle has completed a branding exercise for a new security company, Secure One, which will be launched in the next fortnight. The company was previously PowerGen’s security division, but was subject to a management buyout in May. Purple Circle was subsequently appointed to generate the name, corporate identity and branding, having […]

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