2 November 2000

When we were Orphans

by Kazuo Ishiguro, published by Faber & Faber, £16.99 designed by Justus Oehler QN: The first question you have to ask is, why on earth did you use Rotis as a typeface? JO: It’s an awful typeface. We do so many covers, not every single one is studied carefully. You develop a sense of how […]


Norman Gaston, a student at Edinburgh College of Art at Heriot-Watt University, has won top prize for his pre-coated aluminum lamp in this year’s European Coil Coating Association design competition.

The Deposition of Father McGreevy

by Brian O’Doherty, published by Arcadia, £11.99 designed by Richard Bates at Discript JO: Ireland. QN: McGreevy, O’Doherty, a graveyard, hats, a bicycle and a deposition. You know it’s got to be about Ireland, Catholicism, a small community. What do we think about it, wearing our design hats? JO: It is trying to look intelligent, […]

Fresh Bisset Adams flavour for bagel chain

London design consultancy Bisset Adams is creating the concept for a New York deli-style bagel shop, which is due to open in January adjacent to London’s former GLC building, County Hall. The Bagel Street chain will see a complete re-branding, from its identity to its in-store graphics and interiors. The three existing stores of this […]

The cream of the crop

Pamela Buxton looks at Fresh Cream, a book devised as an exhibition which features 100 contemporary artists from across the globe

The Hiding Place

by Trezza Azzopardi, published by Picador, £14.99 designed by Richard Evans QN: This one looks like it has been done by the same designer as the Keepers of Truth. It’s got the same typeface. JO: It looks like Courier, or Clarendon Light. The whole book has been thought about. The publisher, Picador, has a history […]

United News & Media to rename

United News & Media is likely to appoint an outside design consultancy following the decision by the plc to change its name to United Business Media, pending shareholder approval.

Comfort zone

Soft, colourful styles dominated at the Orgatec office furniture show in Cologne

BAFTA Interactive honours design

BBC designers took three awards at this year’s BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards, while digital media groups Deepend London, Digit and Cimex Media also scored. In-house teams at the corporation won the Enhancement of Linear Media, News and Factual categories for its Wimbledon/ Golf Coverage, News On-line and the History websites respectively. BBC On-line also took […]

Garrett made RCA professor

AMX founder Malcolm Garrett has been appointed visiting professor to the communication art and design department at the Royal College of Art. He starts the part-time role today, working for Professor Dan Fern, RCA head of the School of Communications, and alongside in-coming visiting professor, the Dutch designer Gert Dumbar. Garrett will have particular responsibility […]

Sands gets loved up

Elmwood chairman Jonathan Sands is an affectionate man – so much so that he recently offered his staff a piece of the action (DW 20 October). But his adoration of staff and industry mates peaked on Monday night, when Elmwood won a Design Effectiveness Award. Overcome with emotion, Sands could offer just three words, repeated […]

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