CDG and Sisman to fashion Diesel strategy

Italian fashion chain Diesel has broken with the past, appointing Conran Design Group and New York consultancy Sisman Design to develop its entire global design strategy, after a four-way proposals pitch. This is the first time the client has formally appointed an external consultancy to carry out a strategic project. CDG and Sisman Design pitched […]

Carland takes motors on-line

Used-car supermarket chain CarLand, which opened in January using a format developed by Rawls & Co, has launched an Internet shopping service.

INS branding air alliance?

An Interbrand Newell and Sorrell spokeswoman declines to say whether the consultancy is working on an identity for the British Airways/American Airlines alliance. The alliance is expected to be approved towards the autumn, according to a BA spokeswoman. The then Newell and Sorrell was responsible for British Airways’ rebranding project last year. Meanwhile, former Saatchi […]

DIA replaces creative director

DIA has appointed a replacement for brands division creative director Nick Ovenden, who left the consultancy in April to join Landor Associates as design director (DW 27 February). Ovenden has been replaced by former Grey Matter creative head of graphic design Jason Butler, who took up his position as design director two weeks ago. A […]

Accountancy firm is butt of toilet humour

What is Interbrand Newell and Sorrell up to? I had assumed that the group’s new identity for PricewaterhouseCoopers was, in fact, a joke. Has it, or indeed Siegel & Gale, considered that Price Waterhouse is commonly referred to as PW (both internally and externally) and that a natural abbreviation of the new name will be […]

Stages of the ages

A new exhibition at the Theatre Museum focuses on one of the leading lights of theatre design. Nick Smurthwaite tracks the early developments in this field

It’s not over ’til the belly dancer sings

We’re not short of artistic talent in the design industry, but it’s still good to hear of a promising new musical combo. – Acting Chartered Society of Designers director Maria Luniw, a one-time Royal Opera House soprano, and mezzo-soprano Charlotte Deshor

Terminal velocity

Heathrow Express has to be good. Quite apart from the 450m investment by BAA in the fast rail link from London’s Paddington station to Heathrow Airport, it will be launched next week by Prime Minister Tony Blair with an underlying pledge to remove 3000 airport-related car and taxi journeys from busy west London roads. A […]

Staff numbers are boosted at Glazer

London group Glazer Design Associates has boosted its staff numbers by six to 17, after an across-the-board recruitment drive to strengthen its offering. All new recruits started at the consultancy this month. Former Addison business development manager Catherine Lee Phillips joins Glazer as new business director, with Maren Steffens and Clare Brittle joining as designers. […]


SAS, formerly Stocks Austin Sice, has designed a new brochure for Selfridges. Photography is by Nick Turpin. – – The North West Cultural Forum, which aims to promote the economic and cultural well-being of the North West, has launched with an identity by

Briscoe Design joins M&C Saatchi Village

Edward Briscoe Design is to join M&C Saatchi Village, the design and marketing alliance formed by advertising agency M&C Saatchi, and has confirmed a number of new board appointments so as to allay fears of impending management changes (DW 12 June). Entrepreneur Tony Carson, long-standing design manager Roger Marsden and Briscoe’s daughter Eliza have all […]

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