18 December 1997

The art of rejection

A new book of advertisements shows some of the campaigns we never saw as, for a variety of reasons, they were rejected. Matthew Valentine takes a look

Untrained ‘oik’ throws down the gauntlet

Mike Murphy’s letter (DW 6 November) illustrated my point completely – people can go to college as long as you like but you’re either creative or you’re not (Letters, DW 31 October). I’m justified in calling myself a designer – whether or not I’ve had a single day’s training. Unless I’m mistaken, John Lennon and […]


Edward Briscoe Design has created travel agent Thomas Cook’s stand at the Travel Zone exhibition at Midland ’97. The interactive stand is aimed at increasing brand awareness of the Thomas Cook name. It features ski simulators, a video-phone booking line and a ‘Crystal Maze’ globe where visitors can win holiday discount vouchers. Other zones at […]

Creativity casts a different light

The hallmark of genuine creativity is that it casts a new – often unexpected and refreshing – light on a subject. This applies as much with the sciences as it does with the arts. It even includes, I would suggest, the art of everyday conversation. Creativity may be an overused – even abused – word, […]

Design Bridge appointed to kick around FA brands

The Football Association has appointed Design Bridge to revamp its existing portfolio of brands and position new initiatives planned for next year. The group was appointed following a two-way credentials pitch against an unnamed group. Design Bridge will brand a range of FA projects, including women’s football and the Charter for Quality, concerned with the […]


This is the last call for entries into the 1997 International Design Competition organised by Curtis Fine Papers before the 31 January 1998 deadline. Open to designers and printers from around the world, the competition comprises four categories: annual reports, letterheads, brochures/promotional work and direct mail. Contact: 0500 200119 for more details and an entry […]

No name for Burton venture

The Burton Group and Littlewoods have yet to choose a name for their home shopping joint venture. Discussions regarding the operation’s identity would follow the announcement of a name, says a spokeswoman from The Burton Group. “[Under the deal] Littlewoods gets our fashion brands and we get their home shopping infrastructure,” adds the spokeswoman. Meanwhile, […]

A year in the life of Richard ‘lucky’ Murray

With 1997 nearly over, Williams Murray Banks director Richard Murray is no doubt hoping that a New Year will bring him better luck while on his travels… In South America for a recent assignment the party-loving designer managed to squeeze three days of work into 48 hours so he could dash back to Blighty for […]

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