BOOKS

Inside: Australian Interiors by Janne Faulkner is published by Allen & Unwin. The book offers advice that will bring colour and energy into a house taking inspiration from themes and moods of the Australian landscape.

Name change for wool body

The International Wool Secretariat has changed its name to The Woolmark Company, incorporating the famous textile symbol into its identity. The new identity was created by Enterprise IG. The group is working up international guidelines for The Woolmark Company and the Woolmark brand and will design a new corporate brochure and product manuals. “The name […]

Department stores ‘offer work’

Department stores could provide a valuable source of income for design groups in the future, with the major chains embarking on “unprecedented” expansion programmes and some of the smaller groups expected to merge. Department stores have increased their market share of all non-food retail spending steadily over the last five years, to account for nearly […]

Briefs

Wedgwood’s new embossed brochure is the work of WPA Pinfold. The design for the company is intended to appeal to a wider, younger audience. CGI has been appointed to design ICI’s annual report after a four-way proposals pitch. West Sussex group Quarto Design has created a new identity for independent dental practice Stricklands. The client […]

A lot of hot air at New Designers opening do

Winners and presenters at last week’s New Designers awards couldn’t help but get a bit hot under the collar. On a humid day in London’s Business Design Centre, the unfortunate bunch found themselves crowded into a small, poorly ventilated room to wait for design minister Mark Fisher. Being a well-organised lot they took turns to […]

Soup to take coffee chain route

Soup looks set to go the same way as coffee with strongly branded US-style soup outlets springing up just as the coffee houses did a few years ago. Two existing pilot concepts are to be expanded considerably and another will go live in October. Scott Libby Heming is working on branding and interiors for Soup […]

‘Trendy’ Dewe Rogerson drops Square

Dewe Rogerson has renamed and created a new identity for Trafalgar Square 2000, the charity set up to train disaffected young people in the cultural industries. The name TS2k is intended to be less restrictive and more trendy and exciting, ditching the traditional connotations of Trafalgar Square, says a Dewe Rogerson spokesman. The logo is […]

PHOTOGRAPHY

By Association is a concise photographic history of the Nuclear Age by John Darwell. Large-scale landscapes of notorious nuclear locations present a powerful and chilling indictment of the industry. Until 7 August. Venue: Tom Blau Gallery, 21 Queen Elizabeth Street, Butlers Wharf, London SE1. First Person – Second Generation by John Nassari is a study […]

Making an on-line home for Po et al

BBC Education website producer Jem Stone created the official Teletubbies website. There were a number of unusual problems to solve in building a compelling site about the fab four.

New Post Office format hits snag

Trials of a new Post Office Counters retail format have been delayed by nearly a year due to operational changes at the Post Office. The delay is unrelated to the review being carried out by investment bankers into the organisation’s structure. The opening of at least two trial outlets using a concept by Marketplace Design, […]

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