18 November 1999

EH6 designs Scottish Arts Council report

The Scottish Arts Council launched its annual report last week, designed for the second consecutive year by EH6. The front cover uses a photograph of a laughing child by Chris Hall Photography, chosen to represent enjoyment of the arts without favouring any individual art form. A full-colour fold out section within illustrates the range of […]


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UK designs win best of decade

The Industrial Designers Society of America has announced the winners of its Designs of the Decade awards. The competition aims to honour best design for business ideas of the decade, in both products and design strategy.

Pankhurst pedals to make Macmillan money

On Monday, Pankhurst Design and Development managing director Paul Pankhurst and new business development manager Daniel Barraud set off for a 625km charity cycle ride across Mexico. The two are currently cycling from coast to coast – an eight day journey – with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Relief. The […]

Furniture group Keen to showcase UK talent

UK office furniture start-up Keen is in the process of signing up UK furniture designers and hopes to showcase its first results in the New Year. Founded by former Vitra UK managing director Charles Keen, and backed by Terence Conran and John and Frances Sorrell, the Keen Group’s Web-based operation will materialise shortly. It will […]

Asda has Fresh ideas in store

Asda is planning to roll out a chain of 50 mini hypermarkets for local communities, under an Asda Fresh brand identity. The initiative follows trials in the US, by parent Wal-Mart, for small-sized edge-of-own stores. Building design group Aukett is developing the first new build Asda Fresh store in Kingshill, Kent. A refurbished store in […]

Myriad Creative creates panther identity

Myriad Creative has completed a new on-screen identity for writer Lynda La Plante’s TV production company. The design group was appointed by La Plante Productions to design an on-screen sequence based around a panther clutching a quill in its jaws. Corporate stationery has also been designed. Myriad creative director Nick Patterson-Jones says: ‘We were asked […]

The technofiles

The latest breed of digital creatives comes armed with a wide range of technical skills, but what really defines them is their grasp of the digital media world and their ability to grow with the medium.

CBI promotes corporate ventures

The Confederation of British Industry has launched a report called Connecting Companies – Using Corporate Venturing for Growth, to highlight the benefits of large companies investing in smaller ventures. The report comes amid increased interest in design consultancies as acquisition targets for larger media companies. Published in association with National Westminster Bank and the Department […]

The set up

Film set designers come from a range of creative backgrounds, but share a passion for bringing a script to life. Yolanda Zappaterra focuses in on Ken Adam and his peers.

We won’t interview candidates unless it’s going to be worth their while

In response to the letter Recruitment agencies aren’t interested unless you fit their narrow profile (Letters, DW 5 November), I think that your 36-year-old correspondent, who made some points about the uncaring attitude of recruitment companies, may be judging our industry just a little harshly. It is interesting that all of the recruitment companies that […]

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