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20/20 has been appointed to enhance the retail attraction of the Dutch city of Schiedam. Dutch property fund Amvest, which owns the city’s shopping centre Nieuwe Passage, has commissioned the group to rejuvenate the surrounding area.

The Media Trust, which matches design consultancies and other media services with voluntary organisations, has received a National Lottery grant of more than 400 000.

Paper White has redesigned the identity for the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs, a charity providing research and information for disabled consumers. It is now known as Ricability.

ICI has launched a pilot intranet site, created by London group 96 Hundred. The site uses clean graphics to enable easy navigation. It went live this week and will change daily.

The size of a paperback, the Orange Video Phone has been developed by Priestman Goode. The group aimed to design a phone people would feel comfortable using in public. The protective doors open into ergonomic hand grips, revealing a colour portrait touch screen with interactive desktop. The doors also act as a screen and can be angled out for conference calls. The product should be available in 18 months. Priestman Goode is also developing the Future Phone, a mobile video phone for social rather than business use.

Riley Associates has designed a new corporate identity for Interglobe Telecommunications (International) following its merger with fellow telephone card company TCS Consumer Services. Riley has also designed signage for Interglobe’s London headquarters and is working on a range of corporate and product literature.

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