15 January 2004

Told by an Idiot commissions Martin Brown

Told by an Idiot has commissioned Martin Brown to create posters and leaflets for its latest play, I’m A Fool To Want You. The work, launching this week, reflects the ‘surreal humour’ of the show, says Brown. The poster features a scene from the play where the actors ‘dance’ while lying on the floor. ‘The […]

Meeting Point moved

Owing to unforeseen circumstances Design Week’s Meeting Point event will now take place on Wednesday 28 January, at a central London venue. Anyone registered for the night of 21 January will automatically be admitted, otherwise please e-mail kerstin.kuhn@centaur.co.uk with your name and job details for a ticket.

Bank of Scotland plots True North

Bank of Scotland’s small business division rolls out a corporate brochure designed by True North this month, the first work to come from the Manchester group’s recent roster appointment. The 12-month contract is believed to be worth a six-figure fee to the consultancy. The brief will encompass exhibition design, plus the creation of direct marketing […]

Pentagram’s Christmas card

Pentagram’s Christmas card came in useful when playing Scrabble with Granny. Never afraid to be highbrow, the group sent out a booklet of obscure phobias – illustrated by famous faces. Keanu Reeves tells us ochophobia is fear of moving vehicles, Roy Scheider suggests selachophobia is fear of sharks and Pope John Paul II reminds us […]


The 7th International Design Indaba is taking place in Cape Town from 25-27 February. Guest speakers include Karim Rashid, David Carson, Vince Frost and Peter Saville. Info: www.designindaba.com Venue: International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

Hope Pit digs plan by RFA Designers

Bradford group RFA Designers is on the brink of implementing its plans for a science and technology-based exhibition centre, the Hope Pit Scheme, at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Pending a decision on Heritage Lottery Fund Stage 2 approval, which is expected next week, the consultancy will begin executing the conceptual designs it […]

Sumo designs Newcastle Consulting identity

Newcastle group Sumo has designed an identity for financial consultant Newcastle Consulting. The work launches next week and will roll out across marketing literature, on-line and via advertising.

Sarson directing Landor Europe

Landor Associates’ London office has further bolstered its European standing with the promotion of Tim Sarson to financial director of Landor Europe. Sarson replaces Gilles Portail, from Landor’s Paris office. Landor declined to comment on the reasons surrounding Portail’s departure, but confirmed his resignation. Sarson’s move follows the recent promotion of Landor London’s managing director […]

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