15 February 2001


Curious Oranj has developed and co-ordinated the design, advertising, direct mail and website for the three south of Scotland tourist boards’ promotional campaign, entitled First Aid for the Soul.

COI/ DBA meet over pitch battle

The Central Office of Information and the Design Business Association have agreed to meet to discuss the COI’s rostering arrangements and its practice of charging consultancies to provide information. There has been an outcry from the design industry following news that the COI is charging consultancies a £50 administration fee just to consider their applications […]

Origin creates identity for Ethos health club

Origin has created the identity for deliberately elitist Cheshire health and fitness club Ethos, which plans to restrict its membership to create a friendly club feel. Origin has designed a bespoke font that reads Ethos one way and a random string of numbers, 50473, when turned upside down, which mirrors the strapline ‘more than just […]


Ibex Interiors has been appointed by Chase Manhatten to refurbish eight floors of the Finsbury Dials building in London’s Finsbury Street. The project, worth up to £4m, will be completed in April

George moves up to Endemol creative board

Victoria Real creative director Jason George has been promoted to the international creative board of television production company Endemol, which owns 50 per cent of the digital design specialist. The Endemol board generates new television programme formats. A Victoria Real spokesman says George’s appointment will give the group the opportunity to give more creative input […]

Labour Party’s mug shot

When Design Week asked for a copy of the Labour Party’s new merchandising motif we didn’t expect a mug shot… but that’s what we got.


Illustration agency Illustration Limited is launching a website, designed by Ross Cacrae, to showcase illustrators’ 3D and animated work on-line at www.illustrationrgb.com.


Turnbull Ripley has created the corporate identity and marketing literature for software company CI Solutions.


Bell has created the brand identity, website and promotional campaign for Ascot Drummond, which claims to be the UK’s first on-line accountants for the micro business sector.


Where Colors and Rank, both profiled here, deal in authenticity and restraint, Pop deals in artifice and excess. The magazine, produced twice a year by Emap, is brimming with the energy and fizz implied in its name. A strap line – ‘super fashion, shiny art’ – immediately spells out the magazine’s intentions. Unusually, the first […]

Brody to fight the Freedom Party

Graphic designer Neville Brody has accused Austria’s far-right Freedom Party of plagiarising a poster he designed to support the Tiananmen Square uprising and is taking legal advice on what action to take. The poster campaign for Freedom Party Vienna mayor candidate Hilmar Kabas features the contrasting black and red arrows used on Brody’s Tiananmen Square […]

Design Bridge creates identity for Portuguese wine

Design Bridge has designed the packaging and identity for port manufacturer The Symington Family’s first wine, Altano, which is a Portuguese red table wine. The brief was to create a fun, instantly recognisable brand. Inspiration for the label followed visits by the consultancy to the Douro wine region of northern Portugal, home to the Scops […]

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