16 April 1998

Lottery logo for Red Cross

The logo for the International Red Cross’ lottery has been created by ad agency BDDP. Millions 2000 is billed as the first worldwide lottery. It is accessible from its website, designed in-house by InterLotto, the Liechtenstein charity running the lottery, and is intended to be as easy as buying a ticket from a shop.


US-based telecommunications business ACC Telecom has a new retail identity by Callcott Anderson Design Associates. The logo is intended to help ACC Telecom gain presence in an international marketplace. PSD Associates has designed the first one-button pager for Swatch Telecommunications. It also created the packaging and identity for the device, named the Beep Box. The […]


The logo for Riverstation, Bristol’s newest restaurant, located in the former headquarters of the city’s river police, has been created by London group Paton Walker. Wells Mackereth devised the interiors for the restaurant and Mike Richards of Inscape Architects was responsible for the building design and conversion. The restaurant, which offers space for 250 diners […]

Design Week Awards

Last chance to pick up entries for the 1998 Design Week Awards is 1 May. Entries can be collected from Centaur Events, 1-2 Berners Street, London W1P 3AG. Contact Kate Hennessy for details on 0171-970 4772.


A retrospective of Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa shows from tomorrow until 13 June. The exhibition fills two gallery floors of the RIBA Architecture Centre with black and white images of Kurokawa’s recent projects (such as Kuala Lumpur Airport, pictured below). A public lecture by Kurokawa, entitled From the Age of the Machine to the Age […]

Making the difference

Attention to detail is everything says Hugh Pearman, from the tabletops on trains to disabled access to buildings. Perhaps the French should take heed.

Cool Britannia does not tell the full story

How refreshing to escape Cool Britannia for a moment and hear an eminent Italian designer talking about the concept of European design. The claims by Alfa Romeo design head Walter de Silva that European car design is best (see Feature, page 12) might raise the hackles of creative communities further afield, but they come as […]


A laid-back atmosphere pervades at Sea. The consultancy moved to its current studio space near London Bridge because its previous home was too small for the five-a-side football games which round off busy days. The goal posts are hidden when visitors are expected. The company was formed two years ago by football-mad ex-Imagination designer Bryan […]

It’s a fair cop

It’s that time of year again, time to see the latest furniture and lighting designs at this year’s fairs. Nicky Churchill previews what you can expect to see at Milan and Spectrum

Deep End

“That’s bollocks.” Youngsters nowadays, eh? Gary Lockton, 27-year-old partner and MD at new media consultancy Deep End Design, has not taken kindly to my suggestion that graphic designers might be better placed to take on new media than product designers. “Product designers have a sense of ergonomics – a better overview of the different elements […]

Time to tackle the design usage problem

Jan Hildebrand’s letter on design usage (DW 27 March) struck a chord in this consultancy. We too are increasingly asked to supply original creative material on disk, often for unspecified reasons. Fees for original work are frequently agreed on the basis of the anticipated work. When the usage is widened, perhaps due to the success […]

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