17 April 1997


Watch out, the canvassers are about. And those for the Labour Party look keen to woo designers. Not only is Labour the only main party to specifically mention design in its manifesto, it gives over a full page to a photograph of graphic designer Peter Dixon of North Shields in a promotional brochure, Growing and […]

Post production

Designing a commemorative stamp for the Royal Mail could be summed up as ‘small space, big job’. However, as Liz Farrelly discovers, the rewards can be lucrative

Shortlist of four vie to be HMV’s top of the pops

Four design consultancies have been shortlisted for a major project by music retailer HMV to redesign the internal signage in its 100 UK stores. The consultancies have each made a credentials presentation and put forward some creative ideas, thought to have been unpaid, for the job. An appointment is expected by July. “Nobody has been […]

Sunbather to act as guide round BT site

BT is hoping to cut the level of calls to its Internet service’s helplines with a redesign by Sunbather of its “walled garden” website for subscribers to BT Internet. The website, which only registered users can access, contains several “community” areas but it is the help pages which Sunbather is aiming to make more comprehensive […]

Lisbon banks on HLS team

Lisbon’s Crédito Agrícola banking group was after something simple for its investment bank. Central Banco de Investimento’s new identity had to be easily understood and work in a conservative market.

Closing argument in the Mac vs PC debate

We have been following the Mac vs PC debate raging in your letters page with great interest. – The Mac may be the designers’ choice, but when it comes to really important work, we would like to recommend an operating system that has no equal.


Congress House, the TUC’s London headquarters, is embracing new technology with a multimedia installation which is based on a video projection promoting the aims of the trade union organisation. Designed by digital media specialist ON101, the multimedia presentation incorporates video and animated text. Italian design consultancy Garage Comunicazione injects a fresh look to everyday objects […]

Greatest show of the year?

Comdex is the name of the latest computer show, actually the IT event of the year, says the blurb – along with the UK Internet Show and Object World. They happen from 22-24 of this month. You can get tickets from the hotline on 0181-240 5000 or at www.comdex.co.uk.

Archaeological sites to be brought to life

Exhibition designer John Sunderland is claiming a technological breakthrough with a device that will enable archaeological sites to be more accessible to the public. Called TimeFrameTM, Sunderland’s invention incorporates a stand-alone screen through which people will be able to see an interactive “interpretation” of what has happened on the site in the past. “It’s a […]

It’s not winning, it’s the prize that counts

TV motoring show Top Gear kept to a strictly motoring theme for the launch of its new website last week. Not only was the event celebrated by go-kart racing against presenter Jeremy Clarkson, but the prizes were straight from a boy racer’s dream. First prize was two tickets to the British Grand Prix, and second […]


‘I can’t even change a plug’ – John Sunderland, inventor of the multimedia TimeScaleTM archaeological interpretation system – – ‘I know bugger all about PEPs.

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