15 March 2001

Digital revenues set to soar

Design consultancies’ income from the Internet and digital media will increase 106 per cent in the next 12 months, according to the Government’s latest Creative Industries report. The sector is already worth nearly £240m (1999) and will make the biggest impact on the design industry, the report says. The report highlights the UK industry’s export […]

Watson takes on Duffy job

Former The Attik London managing director Tim Watson has resurfaced as managing director of the London arm of Duffy Design. Watson left The Attik in January (DW 26 January). He replaces Errol Flanagan who left Duffy in January. Watson says the main attraction of Duffy was the opportunity to work hand in glove with advertising […]

EUROPE: Slicker city

This year’s European Cultural Capitals have all commissioned new logos. Adrian Shaughnessy of Intro believes that Rotterdam best exemplifies how graphic design can be used to rebrand a city

Digest

Arclight Communications will design the Civil Aviation Authority’s first interactive CD-ROM to explain its function, following a five-way pitch for the project.

S&M theme pub opens a chain in Westminster?

Think about the pubs you have visited. Did any resemble a torture chamber, except, perhaps, for that old crow of a landlady serving up warm lager from dirty casks and charging a fortune for the privilege? A couple in Berlin has invested £80 000 in a sado-masochist cellar, only to be denied permission to open […]

Digest

A new logo for Village and Country, a sub-division of Equus Country and Equestrian property specialists, has been designed by Dean Ford Creativity.

Good on paper

We asked graphics designers which publications got their creative juices flowing. Unsurprisingly, their choices came from all over the world and much of the work is not necessarily by design studios. Research was by Natalie Spencer see “DW200103160056”, “DW200103160057”, “DW200103160058”, “DW200103160059”, “DW200103160060”, “DW200103160061”, “DW200103160062”, “DW200103160063”, “DW200103160064”, “DW200103160065”, “DW200103160066” and “DW200103160067”

Freeserve overhauls portal

Freeserve and Bradford & Bingley are to launch an interactive digital TV property channel and relaunch their on-line property portal in May.

Thorntons seeks ‘mmm factor’

Traditional British chocolate and toffee manufacturer Thorntons is planning a wide-ranging redesign of its high street stores, including rethinking its brand offering and café concept.

Designers must know the limits of technology to improve their design work

I’m sure Mark Rock echoed the feelings of all Design Week readers when he lambasted the use of technology for technology’s sake (Design Business, DW 16 February). But his statement that “good design should be a constant” doesn’t really help in providing a solution. Design and technology aren’t separate disciplines: they are a single, evolving […]

Exhibitions

The Shape of Modern Living, Ikons of Identity, Thomas Goode & Co, 4 Approaches to Glass, High Couture and Symbol

Cashen joins Enterprise IG

Heather Cashen, who quit as The Body Shop head of commercial design two weeks ago (DW 9 March), has followed her old boss Jon Turner to Enterprise IG. Cashen joins as creative services director and will report to executive creative director Turner, who joined in December. She left The Body Shop just two months after […]

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