15 April 1999

Interpol opens up with reports

International crime-fighting agency Interpol is producing its first set of annual reports, primarily aimed at security and police organisations around the world, as part of a drive towards openness and accountability. Crescent Lodge has been appointed to design the four-language report package by the Lyon-based Interpol secretariat. Interpol told Crescent Lodge its proposal was interesting […]


Yellowstar has designed a new logo for the London College of Media and Music. The new identity is intended to update the college’s image. The Crafts Council has become a “client” of the Arts Council, following a restructuring by The Department of Culture, Media and Sport to create a single, strategic overview for the arts. […]

Exhibition design deserves its own CSD sector

The implementation of CSD Exhibitions headed by Neil Potter (News, DW 19 March) is a positive shift for the Chartered Society of Designers. An exhibition division in the CSD should acknowledge the role of many professionals who- as I have felt myself- have not previously been recognised by the existing areas from interiors to products. […]

TPS acquired by former rival

MUSEUM design specialists Austin-Smith Lord and TPS Dangerfield are to merge. Austin-Smith Lord has acquired its former rival for an undisclosed fee, aiming to capitalise on both parties’ experience and presence in the museum design field. Austin-Smith Lord has just completed work on the National Museum of Photography, Film and Theatre in Bradford. The consultancy […]

Swallow takes off with new logo

NEWCASTLE design and public relations consultancy Gardiner Richardson has created a new identity for leisure group Swallow. The new logo, which features a final marque drawn by illustrator Andrew Davidson, is intended to mark the start of an exciting era for Swallow, which plans to enlarge the portfolio of its hotels, inns and restaurants business. […]


Lighting by Nonie Niesewand simplifies the science and art of lighting, explaining the effects of light and the types of light source available. The book is published by Mitchell Beazley and retails for 30.

Careful promoting

Registered charity Leonard Cheshire is aiming to promote itself as the UK’s leading disability care charity, using a new brochure from Sussex consultancy Hill Rae Smith Graphics. The colour document details Leonard Cheshire’s work, using photography by Crispin Hughes. The consultancy is currently working on publications for Tommy’s Campaign and British Red Cross.

A change in the wind

At a time when other design groups have been merging with, or acquiring, their contemporaries in a bid to achieve the growth they crave, Rodney Fitch & Co and Wickens Tutt Southgate are ploughing individual furrows.

Seidler takes new position

Former British Council director of brand development Johnnie Seidler has joined management communication consultant People in Business as managing director. The group specialises in improving relationships at work.

Designs on morality

The idea of the “designer as mediator” used to be uncontroversial. Designers agreed that their role was to communicate the client’s message in the most effective and accessible way to a given or mass audience. But this idea is under attack – increasingly, designers are not just communicating a message, but are asking whether that […]

Ericsson launches first branded phone chain

Ericsson is launching the first extensive chain of branded retail outlets by a UK mobile phone manufacturer, in conjunction with its dealers. The first store was unveiled last week in London’s Edgware Road. A total of 100 independent stores will be enrolled in a signage programme for completion in June. This incorporates black illuminated exterior […]

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