UK manufacturers under attack

The UK’s attitude to furniture design was lambasted by speakers at a conference this week. – The criticisms were delivered at yesterday’s National Furniture Forum, organised by The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers (DW 18 November 1994).

Tutssels draws on ruddy duck

New environmental business consultancy The Wheb Partnership is being launched with an identity by Tutssels. – The name, derived from the initials of the new business’s two founders, was created by Tutssels, along with an identity based on ducks.

Living Design London 1995

Sunday 19 March – Exhibition of furniture, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings and furnishing fabrics. – Venue: Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11.

Is it a bird, is it an empire?

Cordiant. That, apparently, was the best of the 17 names Siegel & Gale came up with for its parent group Saatchi & Saatchi plc’s encounter with a deed poll.

Howard’s way

Recently awarded a prestigious stamp of approval in the form of the Phillips Gold Medal, Howard Brown’s path to success is charted here by Jeremy Myerson

New Designers ups prizes

New Designers is to expand its awards scheme with plans to introduce more prizes at this year’s exhibition at London’s Business Design Centre. Sponsorship for awards is running at ú10 000, but the BDC is still in talks with potential sponsors, including Habitat, which last year provided ú50 000. Companies already sponsoring awards include Pantone, […]

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The BBC’s new flagship documentary series Modern Times has hit the airwaves with a title sequence by Tim Platt and Iain Greenway of the BBC Graphic Design Department. Series editor Stephen Lambert asked for visually and mentally stimulating titles. Greenway and Platt devised the idea of the modern world meeting the old world, using an […]

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Cor, those fellows at FontWorks have really lit the Fuse this time. Fuse 11 is ready, and waiting, and titled Pornography. Billed as `one of the most controversial editions of the interactive magazine’, Fuse 11 comes on disk with the usual Fuse goodies of posters and typefaces, plus, this time, animation from East End boys […]

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Border Biscuits – one of the UK’s largest biscuit suppliers to the independent retail sector – has new branding by Edinburgh group Graphic Partners. Manchester Design Community has launched its first board of advisors drawn from business and education. Board chairman is James Woudhuysen of the Henley Centre for Forecasting. Sigmund Shalit & Associates designer […]

STAFF RESTAURANT graphics

A key part of any corporate building is its staff restaurant. When the Royal Bank of Scotland’s corporate institutional banking division moved to 2 Waterhouse Square in London’s Holborn, the restaurant was part of the huge refurbishment project commissioned by the bank. While the bank and caf&#233 interiors were designed by architect TTSP, Horseman Cooke […]

Altered states

Now that photographs can be scanned into computer systems and completely transformed, where does that leave copyright? Jane Austin investigates

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

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