18 January 2001

O’Neill drops in with Carnaby Street flagship

Sports clothing retailer O’Neill is opening its largest store to date on London’s Carnaby Street, which will feature the roll out of its new in-store concept. The shop, which brings the total to five, was designed by incumbent Ampersand, with a concept that was developed in-house. It aims to reflect the heritage and sporting credentials […]

Connaught brings in Hoop

Hoop Associates has been appointed lead design consultancy by building contractor Connaught. Hoop is reviewing all aspects of the Connaught brand, from its on-site livery to its internal communications. “We are throwing all ideas into the pot and are intending to redesign much of Connaught’s communication’s material,” says Hoop director Sean O’Halloran. He says Hoop […]

Roundel brands on-line financial services offer

Roundel has created the branding for an on-line investment services and banking company to be launched by Merrill Lynch and HSBC in the first quarter of this year. Aimed at the international market, Merrill Lynch HSBC is expected to launch in the UK in March. Australia and Canada will launch shortly afterwards, followed by Japan, […]

Some mothers wish that they hadn’t had ’em

Imaginative, open-minded people are more accident prone than their creatively challenged colleagues, according to the British Psychological Society. It seems your personality type determines if you are the kind of person that is likely to electrocute yourself on your iMac or lock yourself in the toilet. Apparently, possessing openness, imagination and creativity turns you into […]

Moving pictures

The rationale behind Italian Futurism may be backward by today’s standards, but forget the politics and enjoy the photos, says Gayle Markovitz

Halifax has bite of Big Biscuit

The Paramount Bank, Halifax’s latest offering, which specialises in low-cost loans and credit cards, is being branded by design consultancy The Big Biscuit, formerly known as Yell. Elmwood, which is one of the Halifax’s rostered consultancies, has taken part in a series of name-generation exercises for subbrands, including credit cards. The Big Biscuit, which won […]

DBA takes restrictive contract dispute to OFT

Blue chip fmcg clients are trapping design consultancies in restrictive and potentially unlawful contracts, according to the Design Business Association. The DBA has already taken the matter to the Office of Fair Trading and the European Union. Informal guidance indicates that contracts restricting consultancies from working on competitors’ business in the future are unlawful. Up […]


Industrial Britain: an architectural history by Hubert Pragnell is published by Ellipsis. The book tells the story of industrial development and ultimate decline, as well as looking at new uses for some of Britain’s great industrial buildings. The book retails at £12. Contact: Ellipsis on 020 7739 3157


Balwant Ahira joins listings magazine Time Out this week as art director from Nova, where he was acting art editor, working on the relaunch last year. Prior to Nova, Ahira also worked at Guardian Weekend magazine and also the Daily Telegraph’s Weekend section.


Bluedoor Associates has branded new kitchen work top manufacturer Astracast, with the line, ‘Cause a Sensation’. Corporate literature features canoodling couples.

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