19 September 1996

New MD takes the seat at CLK

Brand development consultancy CLK has promoted Michael Levy to managing director. Levy, at CLK for 14 years, takes over from former managing director Richard Zambuni, who is leaving to join computer network supplier Madge Networks.

Risk for designers in Lottery jobs

Designers working on Lottery projects for the millennium are taking “serious risks” with their fees, says the designer working on the crisis-ridden Earth Centre in South Yorkshire. Bath consultancy Feilden Clegg is designing the Sustainable Futures Pavilion for the 100m centre. The project has been shrouded in doubt due to the 50m needed to match […]

BAA announces roster of architectural groups

Airports operator BAA has completed a roster of seven project architect firms and is now in the final stages of selecting interior and retail design consultancies to work with them. The architecture groups are: Geoffrey Reid Associates; GMW Partnership; Hellmouth, Obata & Kassabaum; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Pascall & Watson; Percy Thomas Partnership and Richard […]

Beechams Powders livens up packaging

Two of the Beechams Powders family of products from pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham hit the shelves this week with new packaging. The designer is London’s Dohm Puzey, which is one of six consultancies on SmithKline Beecham’s roster. Dohm Puzey has previously created new packaging for products such as Beechams Flu-Plus dissolving powders (DW 5 January). […]

Africans go for London group

A London design group has been chosen over two African ones for a 200 000 packaging project for one of West Africa’s largest soft drinks manufacturers. Astek Water Company chose Indigo Creative after a paid creative pitch. The group will design packaging for new product NatureZone and for existing drink Refresh. NatureZone will be launched […]

The acceleration game

Janice Kirkpatrick thinks she’s found the closest thing to paradise in the new range of motorbikes from Bimota. From solid, growling engines to feather-light suspension, these bikes take to the road with real panache. And even the company’s marketing poli

BA denies 60m logo

British Airways is denying allegations in The Sun this week that it is to spend 60m on introducing a new logo. Newell and Sorrell, believed to be working on an identity review for the airline, is refusing to comment. A BA spokeswoman goes so far as to suggest The Sun has mocked up the “new” […]

Candidates compete for posts as DBA directors

Ten candidates are competing for five vacancies on the Design Business Association’s board of directors. DBA chairman Jonathan Sands – half-way through his two-year chairmanship – is known to be keen to see at least one woman voted on to what has recently

Innovation must be linked with research

I was pleased to read Richard Seymour’s letter on the subject of intuition (DW 6 September). I doubt if any great design has been produced without it. But I am less sure about the Mini being a good example of intuition leading to success. When the car came out, Ford took it apart and concluded […]


Frederick’s of Hollywood, keen to shake off its somewhat risqué image, is rolling out a new interiors concept by RPA in Ohio.

Director killer?

Adobe says that version 4 of Persuasion for Mac and Windows will be out soon. Both versions come in the same shrink wrap. Persuasion is an authoring app for screen, print and the Internet, and this new version allows you, among many other things, to incorporate URLs which enable you to link from a presentation […]

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