16 February 1995

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Andrew Johnson and Nick Oates designed this poster for the Actors Touring Company production of Venus and Adonis, which goes on tour this week. Johnson and Oates, who have collaborated on material for the Young Vic Theatre Company, designed posters and flyers for ATC. The poster features a photo by Simon Annand. TEXT:

Domotechnica: Cologne 1995

Tuesday 21 February – Latest collection of appliances at the world’s number one appliance fair. Until 24 February. – Venue: KlnMesse, Cologne.

Need inspiration? Check this out

There’s only a couple of days left, but consultancies in the Midlands should seize a last chance to check out the work of a select group of designers. The Birmingham Media and Arts JobClub, with its membership of designers, illustrators and photographers, is holding an exhibition of members’ work this week. It is at Ludgate […]

Hawkins stands erect and proud

Who says accountants aren’t funny? It’s known they can be peculiar, but really funny? – But here comes some electronic evidence of humour in the dusty ledgers.

Three shine in awards scheme

Sector Light Design, London Dockland Development Corporation’s design team and Wordsearch have scooped eight wins between them at this year’s Property Marketing Awards. Wordsearch came top in the best business space brochure and best property office brochure categories, as well as winning best photography in any category. LDDC’s design team received three awards including the […]

More table talk from the Conran household…

More wartime revelations about the young Terence Conran, courtesy of “exact contemporary and friend” Roy Leverson. – Roy, now director at office furniture company Breslev & Partners, was sparked into nostalgia by Terence’s reminiscing (Diary, DW 10 Februa

Italian rail image takes the lookalike biscuit

Design Week and I share a distaste for dwelling on lookalikes – myself, because it focuses on only the visual aspect of what may be a complex problem and solution. However, with regard to First Sight (DW 27 January, FS identity by XMPR), I believe that the solution might have been more unique, to say […]

Elastic Realities

Premier users looking for yet more plug-ins should check out Elastic Reality’s Transjammer, a set of 100 modifiable transitional effect plug-ins for shifting from one set of video to another. Fully anti-aliased and resolution independent, these are claimed to be at least as good as broadcast quality. Ring distributor Softline on 0181 401 1234.

Reprieve for Lyons Maid kids

Associated Design Consultants has redesigned the Lyons Maid ice-cream logo, following the brand’s takeover by Nestl. – Nestl wanted to incorporate Lyons Maid under its European ice-cream umbrella logo, but ADC argued for the retention and updating of the

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Popular popcorn brand Butterkist has a new brand identity designed by London group Quite Extraordinary Design Partnership. QED won a credentials pitch against several consultancies. Coca-Cola is launching Fruitopia, a new mixed fruit drink brand, into Britain. Packaging and logo are by US design consultancy Duffy. Coley Porter Bell has designed a new identity for […]

Flying fonts

You get them via messenger on disk, you ring up with your credit card number and get the code to unlock the CD-ROM. And now you get them On-Line over the phone from Emigre via CompuServe, America On-Line or eWorld – or at least that’s what the naffly designed flyer seems to say. Fax 0800 […]

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