Ridgeway lands US air museum

Ridgeway Associates is creating the graphics and exhibition spaces for The American Air Museum In Britain, currently under construction in Cambridgeshire. The 460m2 museum is being created, with the help of funding from the National Lottery, to house the Imperial War Museum’s collection of US military aircraft (DW 4 August 1995). Ridgeway Associates is working […]

Bold over by tabloids

Always quick to cash in on a Photoshop gag, the tabloids enjoy giving Graham Taylor a turnip head and the Queen a moustache. Big, bold and brash is their message. So why, asks Janice Kirkpatrick, do ‘decent’ designers look down on a style that communicate

Senior design role for Mouat

Bamber Forsyth has appointed Garry Mouat to a senior design role, working alongside creative director Jon Henry. Mouat, who was design director at publisher BT Batsford, has also worked with Williams and Phoa, and at Assorted Images as associate director.

DW supplement stays south of Watford Gap

With regard to the introduction to your feature on this year’s graduate shows (DW Education Supplement 12 July) – for “around country shows”, read “around five London shows and some place in Scotland”. And they say there’s no such place as the Watford Gap. Richard Aldred Senior designer James Harris Associates Leeds LS6 3HN

Fly by wire’ doesn’t mean greater safety

Michael Evamy’s article on cockpit designs (DW 5 July) highlights an important issue. Why do airlines introduce new technology to the flight deck? Is it to improve safety and efficiency or is it so that fewer, less skillful flight crew can operate the aircraft? I first read about “fly by wire” in the early Seventies, […]

Rodney Fitch draws up second bookstore

Maher the Bookseller is to open a second store with interiors and graphic identity by Rodney Fitch Design Consultants. The second store is due to open in September at an undisclosed site, and the company is “looking to establish a chain of 150 stores in t

Legal briefs lead service work

Identity groups are cashing in on a drive by service sector industries to use corporate image as a prime differentiation factor in increasingly competitive market places. The trend is evident in the legal profession, with Fishburn Hedges unveiling an identity for law firm Osborne Clarke and Spencer Landor’s recent work with high-profile solicitor Mishcon de […]


This is the penthouse of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel, now open after a top to bottom redesign by United Designers. The penthouse comes complete with two bedrooms and bathrooms, a living area, dining room, kitchen, gallery, private bar, and outdoor hot tub. The Clarence’s 50 rooms are ‘luxurious havens of rich cardinal colours’, which contrast with […]


This is the Palais Idéal, near Lyon in France. It was designed and built by a postman who fell over an oddly shaped stone one day towards the end of the last century.

Misconceptions over Rhodes’ departure

You refer to our having “lost” David Rhodes to Graphique after nine years with Holmes & Marchant (DW 12 July). This is a misrepresentation of the facts, which I am sure David Rhodes would confirm.

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