19 April 2001

GR/DD revs up Ghibli Raceway

London graphic design consultancy GR/DD has been appointed to create the brand identity for Ghibli Raceway, a British Karting Association-accredited go-karting facility in Egypt. GR/DD was appointed after Ghibli Raceway owner Hany Soufrakis approached founders James Bowden and Simon Yuen at their Central St Martins College of Art and Design masters degree show two years […]

Design Council initiative to motivate Government

The Design Council is launching a design management campaign this week, through a new publication called Design Helps and an on-line toolkit. It will target Government departments. The initiative is the latest step in the Design Council’s on-going efforts to encourage effective use of design by the Government departments. Backed by Tony Blair, the brochure […]

Flos lamp hopes to blow away the competition

They say form follows function in great design, but with one of the latest products from lighting manufacturer Flos it’s the other way round. The Blo lamp takes its cue from a Wee Willie Winkie-style candle holder. So its designer, eccentric Dutchman Marcel Wanders, has come up with an appropriate way of turning the flame-shaped […]

Pearson appoints Lambie-Nairn

Lambie-Nairn has been appointed to rebrand Pearson Television to reflect its split last year from former parent Pearson. The company is now part of pan-European commercial TV and radio company RTL. The rebrand will focus on a name change, but a Pearson Television spokeswoman says it will not illicit a change in strategy or direction […]

Troubleshooters can strengthen creativity

Allison Miguel’s decision to set up as a creative troubleshooter couldn’t have been better timed. If, as financial pundits insist, we are in for a bit of a squeeze, design consultancies need more than ever to play up their strengths – internally, as well as to clients – and stress their points of difference. Whatever […]

DBA to widen investigation

The Design Business Association says it will widen the scope of its investigation into the issue of anti-competitive clauses in client contracts, as it seeks to convince the Office of Fair Trading that there is a serious problem to address. Earlier this year the DBA wrote to a number of consultancies it identified as likely […]

On yourBike

Janice Kirkpatrick looks at accelerating innovation in the motorcycle industry


Hildebrand has designed a new telecommunications industry portal for the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, which launched last week. Hildebrand was appointed following its design of the ECTA brand identity earlier this year.

A chair by any other name is a Hilton

The standard measure of superstardom is whether you are recognised by surname (or nickname) alone. Thus the likes of Starck (Philippe), Conran (Tel) and Foster (Sir Norm) have joined the ranks, alongside Posh and Becks. But now a new star shines in the firmament, courtesy of French furniture manufacturer XO. On its stand at last […]


BDG McColl has been appointed chartered accountant Ernst & Young to redesign its Reading offices. The consultancy was appointed following a three-way pitch against regional design groups Claremont and Workscape


Barry Jenkins looks at the latest technology in the domestic appliance market

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