16 November 2000

Spring-loaded Sunday surprise for Priestman

Product designer Paul Priestman, director of London consultancy Priestman Goode, nearly choked on his toast while idly flicking through the small lingerie ads – not a regular occupation, he insists – in last week’s Sunday Times’ Style magazine. There, in the pages – providing a touch of class among the lacy, soft-focus basques, and keeping […]

Yorkie surfs into Bluewave and reveals his talent

Hot on the heels of his dad’s dabbling in the design of household appliances comes news that Prince Andrew is a bit of a whizz in the Web design department. On a recent trip to the Big Apple, the Duke visited Manhattan’s Silicon Alley digital media district and was advised by the British Consulate to […]


A new financial services brand called Inscape has been launched by Abbey National, with branding by Circus, interior design by Din Associates and graphics by London design group North.

Switched on

Effective and versatile lighting is now vital for any quality hotel that wants to create a unique atmosphere.

Bamber Forsyth joins Cordiant’s global team

London brand communications consultancy Bamber Forsyth has been acquired by global marketing communications company Cordiant Communications in an earn-out shareholder deal that could be worth up to £30m. The value of the deal depends on the performance of shares until 2004. Bamber Forsyth will sit alongside Cordiant’s existing design consultancies, including Fitch, the Lighthouse Global […]

All employers want is simple, coherent applications

I enjoyed Tim Rich’s School of hard-knocks (Private View, DW 3 November) and tend to agree with most of the points he made. But his advice to graduates to make their entire approach to getting a job as innovative and unavoidable as possible, as they ‘need to get up to some chancey shenanigans to get […]


Himash Patel, former deputy art director of The Independent, has been appointed new art director of Hollinger Telegraph New Media.

Vox Pop

Clive Grinyer has said that, in his new role as Design Council director of design and innovation, he wants to bridge the gap between the council and the design community. What would you put top of his agenda if he is to achieve this goal? ‘My view of the Design Council is summed up in […]

New Beatles graphics from The Team

A new anthology of Beatles hits goes on sale this week, with graphics by London consultancy The Team. Entitled 1, the album features 27 number one Beatles hits from the UK and America. ‘The use of all the collectible single sleeves and the historic Richard Avedon portraits has created a strong, cohesive package,’ says Capitol […]

Disruption to services

Since the privatisation of British Rail, branding of rail services has lost consistency as each operator tries to establish an image. Hannah Booth asks designers how to solve the problem

Fresh image for B&W Deloitte

The appointment of a design consultancy is imminent following the merger of UK actuarial and insurance company Bacon & Woodrow with Deloitte & Touche.

Microsoft’s embedded offerings are not my type

Technology has created another frustrating twist that is playing into the hands of Microsoft. Embedding. Almost all of our 80 identity programmes have included specific PC fonts, usually in templates, to ensure consistency and distinction.

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