Building Design Partnership has been appointed lead consultant for public realm development of Liverpool city centre’s Rope Walks area. The £12m contract will see completion of public areas by 2001, in advance of the building regeneration works of the dockside scheme. By improving the general environment, Liverpool Rope Walks Partnership hopes to attract more businesses […]
Packaging specialist Brewer Riddiford is getting a “new energy and creative focus at the highest level in the consultancy”, after the retirement this month of partner John Brewer, according to creative partner John Wynne. Wynne and fellow creative partner Steve Booth will replace Brewer, each taking equal equity shares in the partnership alongside managing partner […]
Junction ad group is celebrating its first anniversary by distributing ‘never ending sweet jars’ of boiled sweets to clients. The Huddersfield agency guarantees that the jar ‘will stay full for one whole year. Whenever it starts getting empty, just give us a call and we’ll send another bag of Junction Rock.’ Those hoping to sample […]
Wolverhampton University’s glass design degree course is linking up with Shanghai University to launch China’s first homespun glass design course. The launch marks the culmination of three and a half years of links between the two institutions. The relationship has been nurtured by the dean of Wolverhampton’s School of Art and Design, Andrew Brewerton, and […]
Design group Mirror Image is banking on journalists living up to the drunken hack stereotype, with an invitation design created for press clients of PR group Liberty Marketing Communications. The consultancy came up with the LiquidLunch idea, where the invitation floats inside a plastic pouch filled with wine-coloured fluid. A spokeswoman for the design group […]
London consultancy Spencer Landor has conceived the identity for a soon-to-launch charitable trust for young people. Shine is being backed by a currently secret corporate sponsor and will officially launch early next year. It has been set up as a result of a commitment by its trustees to help break the cycle of social exclusion […]
London shoe chain Legs 11 is opening a rebranded store called Egoshego which aims to divert emphasis from the store’s interior design on to the actual products. The store, which is expected to open in four or five weeks on London’s Neal Street, will attempt to let the shoes dictate the visual design of the […]
Furniture graduates at The London Guildhall University exhibit their designs until 21 July. Venue: Unit B, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1.
Siebert Head has appointed Tim Corvin as its new senior account director. Currently design manager at Design Bridge Structure, he will take up his new post in August. Corvin, who trained in industrial design and design management, believes the move will create a host of “new challenges” for him. “Siebert Head is gearing itself up […]
The design industry is in a mess and there is nothing we can do. The colleges are training large amounts of promising, highly talented candidates. Standards are good. They have to be. The reputation of the college/university depends on it. However, every rejection letter that I have received said candidates who applied were of a […]
The Design Business Association and The Preddy Consultancy host a one-day course on how to convince clients you are right for their projects. Credentials Presentations and Pitches takes place on 28 July from 9am-5pm. Contact: AndrÃ© Collins at the DBA on 0171-813 3123. Venue: The Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1.
Dorothy Mackenzie cannot, it seems, separate innovation (clockwork radio), from a marketing idea (British Airways tailfin graphics) (Letters, DW 18 June). Innovation solves problems, marketing is simply hit or miss, judged entirely by its own success or failure. After 150 international flights over three years, I have yet to encounter anyone of any nationality who […]