19 December 1996

Electric Sheep rise from Ashes

A new specialist design company has formed from the ashes of Two Point Zero, the former consumer CD-ROM designer forced into liquidation on 20 November, and Media Design Interactive. The entire creative team from Two Point Zero, which left the consultancy before its liquidation, has joined forces with the team from MDI to form Electric […]

Millennium Exhibition may be scaled down

The design of the Millennium Exhibition may suffer if the operating company Millennium Central is forced to scale down the event to meet its budget. The funding of the Greenwich exhibition was still in doubt as Design Week went to press following the Millennium Commission’s rejection of the operating company’s 700m budget and business plan […]

Kimberly-Clark activates female hygiene market

Kimberly-Clark is targeting the brand-aware 16- to 24-year-olds of the Czech Republic with a new sub-range of its Lidie sanitary towels brand in packaging designed by Lloyd Ferguson Hawkins. The London consultancy has employed contemporary typo graphy and graphics in an attempt to establish the sub-brand as the choice of the country’s younger audience. Called […]

Happy Christmas all

This is the final issue of Design Week in 1996. The next issue will be published on 10 January 1997. Design Week wishes all our readers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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Designers in Europe are underwhelmed by the European Monetary Institute’s winning euro banknotes, designed by Robert Kalina, head graphic designer at the Austrian National Bank. Kalina’s designs reflect the EMI’s theme of ‘ages and styles of Europe’ on the seven notes. Chartered Society of Designers president Nick Jenkins slams the designs for being ‘unbelievably bland […]

London night spot opens to party people>

Friday saw the opening of Leopard Lounge, a new nightclub at London’s Fulham Broadway. The name, identity and promotional material is designed by Relay. Independent designers Jon Nussbaum and Sam Ogilvie created the interiors and furniture. Relay senior designer Roger Barnard describes the venue as the most decadent club to hit London, “ideal for the […]

Landor delivers baby food packs

US baby food giant Gerber Products Company has relaunched its entire product line for the first time in nearly 40 years. The new logo and packaging are by Landor in Chicago. The new look is spread across Gerber’s product range of 190 jarred foods, juices, cereals and bakery goods. “The objective was to give the […]

UK body gives aid to Slovakia

UK body Design For Transformation has restructured the Slovak Design Centre to operate better as the newly independent country faces issues such as privatisation. “The SDC could play a crucial role in helping to develop products and services to international standards,” says Chris Spencer at DFT. Gerrard & Medd director David Gerrard, who undertook the […]

GNVQ’s are to blame for decline in standards

I would like to comment on the Royal Society of Arts’ findings (DW 6 December) which suggest design students in the recent RSA bursary competitions showed a weakness in basic skills. Most art and design students have weaknesses in basic design skills areas. Where do we pin the blame for this? Could it come from […]

Book now for Christmas

Fed up with watching irritating graphics introducing equally irritating TV programmes, Janice Kirkpatrick is spending this Christmas with her nose in a book. She recommends a reading list for designers in need of a bit of sensorial exploration – pornograp

Boylan subpoenaed?

Wolff Olins deputy chairman Brian Boylan is believed to have been subpoenaed this week to give evidence at the court case brought against British Gas by Addison over the goldfish identity on its credit cards. Wolff Olins designed the Goldfish credit card branding. The case is scheduled to start on 20 January. Boylan was unavailable […]

European opticians get clear vision on design

Rodney Fitch Design Consultants is creating new retail identities for two European chains of opticians. Each project will involve branding and interiors, and both are likely to be publicly aired in the first half of 1997. The chains, Salmoiraghi Vigano in Italy and General Optica in Spain, are both part of the Vantios Group. The […]

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