CDT Design uses a red-clad figure behind glass to give this Design Museum Annual Review 1998 cover a sense of accessibility and dynamism, according to a client spokesman. The photograph was taken by freelance photographer Lewis Mulatero. The document contains a mixture of financial and statistical information as well as a qualitative review. It reveals the museum achieved a surplus of 131 572 for the year ending 31 March. Meanwhile, visitor numbers for the same period were 111 000, an increase of 16 per cent on the previous year. The review has just been mailed to around 1500 people across the design industry.
Coca-Cola Great Britain is pioneering a new hi-tech street signage system for London’s Piccadilly Circus, designed by Sedley Place. The sign uses CD-ROM state of-the-art graphics and video technology to produce images, instead of the usual light bulbs and neon tubing. The consultancy art directed a series of short multimedia displays for the site. The images will also change according to the weather, meaning a relevant picture will be selected by computer if it rains or snows. The new 51.5m2 sign went live yesterday.