19 January 2006

LGS Partnership maps the way for NCP

The LGS Partnership has created a microsite to promote Manchester NCP, a joint venture between Manchester City Council and the car park company NCP.LGS was appointed two months ago following a three-way pitch for the £15 000 project, which ultimately aims to promote the NCP brand in Manchester.The newly-built site, www.ncp.co.uk/Manchester, is designed to act […]

Unsung heroes deserve credit for new Five idents too

With regard to your recent ‘In brief’ piece on Five’s new idents (DW 5 January), as much as I would like to take all the credit for the creativity behind the new idents, I would like to clarify the correct accreditation. Head of creative services Nol Davis commissioned creative agency BBSaunders to produce the new […]

A shopping phobia makes dressing to impress difficult

In reference to Hugh Pearman’s article, it was only last week that I was agonising over this very same problem, while standing in a West End clothes shop, during the sales (DW 12 January). I loath buying clothes, especially if they are for the purpose of impressing clients. As a result, I have only one […]

News in Pictures

Manchester consultancy Reform Creative has designed the Annual Report and Accounts for Shisha, an international agency for Asian arts and crafts. (pictured) Crush Design & Art Direction has created invitations for the Arts Foundation Awards – to be held at Pentagram’s London office on 26 January – designed by Chris Pelling and Helen Crawford White. […]

Choosing suitable attire is a serious business

I wish to expand on Hugh Pearman’s article, headed ‘Dress to Impress’ (DW 21 January). I think this issue is somewhat more important and relevant than Pearman’s humourous remarks suggest. Speaking as a creative who, quite honestly, faces the dilemma, every day, of deciding what’s suitable to wear for any given client presentation, I actually […]


With the imminent arrival of ad man Simon Bolton at the top position in Enterprise IG, what challenges lie ahead for the former JWT chief executive? Opportunities, rather than challenges, lie ahead for Simon Bolton. There are many examples of the power of blending an advertising background with design, and Enterprise IG is likely to […]

The National Centre…

The National Centre for Product Design and Development Research, part of the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, has reconstructed the body of a man who lived in the Iron Age, after his remains were discovered in a peat mine in Dublin. Named Clonycavan Man, he will appear in the BBC Timewatch series, which is due […]

Start Creative loses Crabb but wins Royal Mail job

Start Creative design director Richard Crabb has left the consultancy after three years in the role and will not be replaced, founder and managing director Mike Curtis has confirmed. Crabb, formerly senior brand manager at Orange, left the group at Christmas and is now exploring opportunities on the client side and firming up plans to […]

Unripe fruit

A Steve Jobs keynote address is a major event in the Apple Computer enthusiast’s calendar. For weeks beforehand, the Internet is filled with speculation and rumour as to what Apple is going to do next. However, after last Tuesday’s keynote, there was a definite sense of anticlimax. It wasn’t really to do with the products […]

Rose revamps Whitbread identity

Rose Design has created this year’s brand identity for the Whitbread Book Awards. The identity was unveiled last week. Rose’s design incorporates Whitbread’s existing logo, designed by Interbrand. The logo will brand all affiliated marketing and promotional collateral for the award, and will include materials such as specially designed bookmarks, programmes and point-of-sale posters. These […]

London Remade to cut funding?

London Remade may cut funding for environmentally friendly product development unless it is able to allocate £60 000 of a £220 000 three-year budget earmarked for innovative work, including design projects.The organisation, which funds work to support the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code, has not yet generated enough interest in its design and development […]

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