18 January 1996

Fly high with Royal Mail

Consultancies look more closely at marketing themselves at the start of the year, and one method which seems to be taking off is direct mailing. Royal Mail has launched an interactive computer disk aimed at giving small and medium-sized businesses basic advice and step-by-step guidance about how to run a direct mail campaign. The disk […]

DoT to decide on tunnel link

London consultancy Design Clinic is in line for a host of design work if the imminent Government decision on who will run the high- speed 3bn Channel Tunnel link goes the way of its client, Virgin. Rival consortia London & Continental and Eurorail are battling to construct the long-awaited rail link from London’s St Pancras […]

Scottish water boards provide source of work

Water is cleaning up its image in Scotland with three newly formed water boards ordering new identities. Two are by Tayburn McIlroy Coates and the third is by Blue Peach. Scotland previously had 12 water boards. Tayburn McIlroy Coates is designing identities for East of Scotland Water and North of Scotland Water. It won both […]

Jones resigns from post of RCA rector

Professor Anthony Jones is resigning as rector of the Royal College of Art. Jones will step down this summer. His premature departure has been forced by his son’s long-standing illness.

CBI could prove to be an unlikely design ally

Designers were up in arms last year at the audacious free pitches set up by two Scottish local authorities seeking new identities. Even if a schoolchild, eligible as any to enter Fife Council’s contest, was able to produce a logo of any visual value, identity is more than a marque, designers agreed. A Mac-literate 11-year-old […]

Mencap seals 50 years with a new stamp

Mencap, the charity which campaigns for people with learning difficulties, has unveiled its 50th anniversary stamp, created by its expanding in-house design team. The charity is to recruit a new designer next month to join Kathy Grace, who joined from CDT Design last summer. “The appointment is a result of the expansion of the charity […]

Roche pursues Business Links

Shadow small business minister Barbara Roche will “press on with issues concerning Business Links” after a “disappointing response” from the Government in last Thursday’s House of Commons debate on the network. Roche says Richard Page, minister for small business, industry and energy, “didn’t properly answer” many of the issues she raised about the network, including […]

Double dose of yellow and blue

The identity for furniture show Spectrum must have received three cheers from host the Royal College of Art. The RCA’s Rector’s Report and Accounts is designed by Grundy & Northedge, which also created Spectrum’s identity last year (DW 27 October 1995).

Untangling the red tape

Red tape is continuing to restrict small-business prospects and owners are increasingly worried about the weight of future red tape encumbering growth, according to research from Barclays Bank. But the majority of owners haven’t sought advice on how to manage the impact of new legislation on their operations. The research reveals that the top three […]


Elida Fabergé’s body spray Impulse has new packaging by Paris agency Desgrippes. Pure Design created invitations to the brand’s press relaunch.

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