2 August 2001

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Silk Pearce has designed the programme for Aldeburgh Productions summer season of music concerts, called Snape Proms, which start on 1 August.

Elmwood is tipped to rebrand FA Cup

The Football Association is understood to have appointed Elmwood to take on a series of rebranding projects including the FA Cup. The project is now understood to also include a review of the FA’s own corporate identity, and a review of branding for the England team’s home fixtures, including the look and feel of stadiums […]

Interbrand revs up Opel identity

Interbrand’s Amsterdam office is working on a review of Opel’s corporate identity, the results of which will not be unveiled until November at the earliest. ‘A cross-functional team of GM Europe and its Opel brand together with Interbrand in Amsterdam are working on potential corporate identity evolutions for future application,’ says Katrin Teichert, manager of […]

Art colleges develop Seeing Drawing tutorial DVD

An interactive DVD that aims to turn students into budding Picassos is to go out to every further and higher education facility in the UK from October. Aimed at art and design students but also available to consumers, Seeing Drawing has been developed over three years by: The London Institute’s IT Research & Development Unit, […]

Vox Pop

British Airways is using design to enhance the experience of Concorde customers. What single design element would improve your experience of air travel generally?

AA rescue service for Halfords repair shops

The Automobile Association is rebranding 129 Halfords garages as AA service centres, with design work ‘likely’ to be undertaken in-house. The news follows the AA’s acquisition of Halfords’ loss-making car repair business, which was bought from The Boots Company last week for £5.75m. Brand identity work will not commence until the AA ‘is happy with […]

Romantic designers must suffer for our art

In response to Quentin Newark’s Private View, A Working Knowledge (DW 19 July), aren’t designers part of a working process? It would be wonderful to work like Alan Fletcher, but unfortunately some of our lives are ruled by disorganised clients demanding miracles at the last minute, account handlers wanting our best in such a short […]

Tentacle wraps up Edfest poster

Some of the UK’s top comedy performers are taking part in the inaugural Edfest, a ‘bite-sized Edinburgh Festival’ in South London’s Peckham, with publicity material designed by Tentacle. Paul Merton, Neil Morrissey, Tony Hawks and Arthur Smith are just a few comedians lending their support to Edfest, which runs from 25-27 August. Tentacle has created […]

New DBA chairman has a tough job ahead of him

As new chairman of the Design Business Association (DW 19 July), two of Paul Priestman’s largest hurdles are likely to be apathy and ignorance – not his own you understand, Priestman is a British Bulldog in every sense. If he can only bring some of the success he has achieved with his group the DBA […]

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Eventer Design has designed a mailer for Virgin Holidays, which is being sent out this month. The front cover features the recipient’s name ‘hand-written’ in sand.

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Attik has created what it claims is the first viral campaign for Black & Decker, which is anticipated to roll out in the UK in the next few weeks.

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The British Library’s Annual Report 2000-01, designed in-house, contains details of its increasing use of the Internet as a way of making its collections and services more accessible to the public. The report was published last week.

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