On show at the Barbican is a retrospective: Marc Riboud: Forty Years of Photography. The French photographer’s fascination with China has led to a well- documented study of the country’s social and political developments. The exhibition features over 120 prints covering subjects from the Great Leap Forward to the economic boom, poverty and the Cultural […]

Millennium phone-in plan for Kaleidoscope

Stephen Bayley isn’t hanging around. Following his appointment as creative director to Millennium Central, he is implementing a full review of all the design work done so far. And, in a bid to find out the views of the man on the Canary Wharf omnibus, he has even discussed the possibility of a radio phone-in […]

Have five got hues for you?

As far as Channel 5 is concerned: nice identity shame about the programmes. Glenn Tutssel tunes in to the lively and colourful branding of the fledgling station. Glenn Tutssel is creative director of brand identity consultants Tutssels.

World Wide Wed

The Internet gets into every walk of life these days. One of the latest additions to the plethora of sites is World Wide Wed, dedicated – as its name suggests – to the happiest occasion in many people’s lives. It has caused much merriment in the Design Week office. Not only was it created by […]

Call for a creative coup

Janice Kirkpatrick maps out her plan for design supremacy in the next millenium, which includes sending out dynamic and youthful creative guerillas to the front lines.


On show at the Whitechapel Gallery are two exhibitions; the first by sculptor Cathy de Monchaux. The second is a national touring exhibition from the Haywood Gallery entitled Krishna the Divine Lover, featuring over 120 mini portraits of the Hindu God. Until 27 July. Venue: Whitechapel Art Gallery, Whitechapel High St, London E1. In Newcastle […]

Landor Latin America overhauls identity of region’s biggest bank

Latin America’s biggest private bank has a new corporate identity and visual branding system designed by Landor Latin America. Banco Bradesco, based in Brazil, has record profits and soaring stock and is advancing technologically. It services 2.9m people a day and administrates 20m saving accounts. “Bradesco recognised that its identity no longer reflected or effectively […]

CSD squander chance to make a difference

Presidents of professional bodies don’t resign on a whim. The job carries too much responsibility. So what exactly is this review that Nick Jenkins was prepared to give up his position for just under a year into a two-year presidential term? Regular readers will be aware of the review of design representation initiated by Design […]


‘It’s a fantastic opportunity to address the spiritual needs of the nation. If you quote me on that you have to put it in italics. It’s supposed to be ironic’ Stephen Bayley, on his appointment as creative director of Millennium Central

Striking new identity for Scottish club

Scottish football club Heart of Midlothian is introducing a new identity, designed by Edinburgh consultancy EH6, in the wake of the club’s recent Stock Exchange flotation. Central to the identity is the retention of elements from the club’s current badge. These include the St Andrew’s Cross, the 1874 founding date and the cobbles from Edinburgh’s […]

Irving ‘to put Plume on the map’

Kate Irving has joined Plume Productions as managing director. Irving quit the joint managing director role at Rodney Fitch Design Consultants two months ago (DW 25 April). Irving says she has been appointed to the new role at the 15-strong, 18-year-old consultancy “to put Plume on the map”. She says the TV identity and film […]

Premature celebration

Details should never get in the way of a good party. So it’s refreshing to hear that staff at Wolff Olins partied away to celebrate their MBO the other Friday, even though it hadn’t happened yet. The party was optimistically scheduled for 6pm, recounts managing director Charles Wright (as featured above on the company’s stationery). […]

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