Decision held on RCA post

A decision on who will lead the Royal College of Art history of design department is not expected for a month. Catherine McDermott, reader in art and design history at

Open goes to Disney

The Open Agency has been appointed by The Walt Disney Travel Company to design its forthcoming tour operator brochure for the 2000 season. The London consultancy’s appointment follows a new


Heinz is to spend more than £30m to achieve a consistent global image for its tomato ketchup brand. New packaging created by Jones Knowles Ritchie removes regional variations, as the


The closing date for entries to the Alliance 1999 Galerie Art Design & Print Awards is 30 June. Categories include annual reports and accounts; promotional, corporate and environmental literature; and

Scrambling into the Net

Intuitive, quick-to-use portals are no longer enough for Internet users. The new generation is being targeted with highly branded portals specifically aimed at them, says Clare Dowdy

Start to brand Virgin phones

Start Design has won the contract to design packaging and branding for the new Virgin mobile phone service due to launch at Christmas. Virgin Group, which is in discussion with

Freedom from the press

Reading the print industry press, you’d think the whole market was going digital. And so it is. But while big print companies are spending millions investigating computer-to-plate systems to work

Four jobs axed at Siebert Head

Branding and packaging specialist Siebert Head has axed four jobs from its London office. The move is part of plans to “refocus” the business, according to sales and marketing director

Asda takeover could hit design

Asda’s rostered packaging design consultancies are likely to be severely hit by this week’s £7bn takeover of the supermarket chain by Wal-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer. Though Wal-Mart and Asda

Royal honours for designers

THREE leading figures in the design world have been rewarded for services to their respective industries, with awards in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Sir Norman Foster is now a

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