19 March 1998

Print’s charming

With the boundary between design and print becoming blurred, it is increasingly important to understand the latest changes in the print industry. Tony Brown tells his side of the story and Jane Lewis talks to clients about their views. Tony Brown is deput


Joe Sedelmaier continues the British Design and Art Direction President’s Lectures. Sedelmaier began his career as an art director and has since written, directed and photographed two award-winning short films. The talk is on 26 March at 7.15pm. Contact: D&AD on 0171-840 1111 for tickets. Venue: The Royal Geographic Society, Exhibition Road, London SW7.

Liberty cancels 30m revamp

The newly appointed board of London department store Liberty has cancelled the retailer’s ambitious and expensive 30m refurbishment programme. The directors describe the plan as “a huge commitment for a group with shareholder’s funds of 57.5m”. Stewart McColl, chief executive of McColl Landmark, which was carrying out design work for the project, says that after […]

Market forces 20/20 change

Retail design group 20/20 is integrating its multimedia arm 1/2/1 into the main business and giving it a more strategic slant. The restructure will lead to “a couple of redundancies”, says chairman Richard Mott, though he is yet to name names. The integration was the brainchild of 1/2/1 head Bryan Wright, although he has since […]

US group to buy in Europe

US identity group Diefenbach Elkins is finalising the acquisition of two design groups in Europe. The consultancy, which is owned by The Interpublic Group, bought the then Davies Baron last year. A statement is expected by the end of June.

East meets west in a stylish juxtaposition

Damini’s is a fashion retailer with a new format store aimed specifically at the UK’s second-generation Asian population. It sells contemporary Asian fashions from a Western style environment. The owners of the business went to design group Redjacket to add a dash of style to the west London shop, possibly resulting in a unique brief: […]

JHP and Section D formats under threat

The future for store formats designed by John Herbert Partnership and Section D for fashion chain Fosters Menswear is unclear, since the chain went into voluntary administration last week. JHP has had a long relationship with Fosters, developing store formats before and after it was sold by retail giant Sears. The group was brought back […]

A strong sense of tradition at the CSD

Resisting humour about the CSD is difficult, though. Recent mail from the organisation to Design Week has been addressed to Morven Cooke. If collective memories here are correct Cooke, a freelance journalist, only ever wrote one article for the magazine. About six years ago.


Not content with developing a new range of disposable vases, and then flogging nearly a million of them to Tesco and Safeway in time for Valentine’s Day, Catalyst Developments has a new range. Two new designs have been introduced especially for Mother’s Day. Shoppers with the bottle to brave the barrage of ‘aren’t I worth […]

Redjacket store targets Asians

Redjacket has created a store format for Daminis, an east London retail group catering to the UK’s “second generation” Asians. The chain plans to break into the mainstream, and managing director Mo Mohindra says his immediate ambition is to secure a concession within Selfridges. Daminis, which is currently a three-strong chain, has installed the Redjacket […]

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