2 October 1997

Mackintosh building to get 3.5m facelift funding

A 3.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund is to allow the foundation of a flagship centre to celebrate Glasgow’s appointment as UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999. The former Glasgow Herald headquarters, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and known locally as The Lighthouse, is to be refurbished to provide “a centre for […]

Magazine for the ministry

Nightclub group Ministry of Sound has teamed up with Dennis Publishing to produce a new monthly magazine for the clubbed-up generation. It will launch on 4 December. The magazine has been designed in-house by Ministry of Sound creative director Scott Parker, who has previously worked on album artwork and merchandise for the company. “The magazine […]

Global launch for Fanta packs

South African group KSDP Pentagraph has designed global packaging graphics for Fanta. The pack has launched in Thailand, and will appear in South Africa, Germany, Korea and Spain before rolling out worldwide. The UK is given “a unique status,” says a spokesman for the brand. This country is not included in the relaunch due to […]

Ooh aah too bizarre

Design group Graven Images has achieved that pinnacle of design success, usually only achieved by projects for British Airways and privatised utilities – tabloid outrage. Under the headline “WE WUZ FOBBED” The cover for the Glasgow Celtic v Liverpool football match programme was attacked by the Daily Record as “bizarre”. The 1970s key fobs used […]


MMA Group, the international organiser of major sporting events, is to introduce a new identity created by London consultancy Root Associates. Coley Porter Bell has designed packaging for a new range of Energizer bike lights. The Illuminator, Navigator and Beacon are due to go on shelf this week. Redhouse Lane has created a new corporate […]


Laurence King Publishing in association with Creative Review release Bored/Board this month. Written by Patrick Burgoyne, the book is the latest in a series of graphic titles and explores the strong graphic expression behind surf, skate and snowboard culture. Design is by Jeremy Leslie and the book retails at around 16.

High street beckons healthcare

Leading private healthcare rivals PPP and BUPA are both now believed to be developing high street retail formats. – Both groups confirm they have development plans in the pipeline, but neither will comment further.

Newell and Sorrell have a heart

The British Heart Foundation is unveiling a new identity created by Newell and Sorrell. – The original logo “no longer encompassed the range of the charity’s work”, says Maxine Smith, director for communications at the foundation.

BSA aims to level out business imbalance

Peter Walker points out in his letter to Design Week (DW 19 September) that “commercial life only moves forward if there is a fair balance between seller and buyer”. The Business Software Alliance which was established nine years ago is working to establish just that balance. The fact remains that 34 per cent of software […]

How can we get the right experience?

It’s no great surprise that there hasn’t been a massive hike in pay rates in design over the past 12 months, even though the industry has taken an upward turn, (see Salary Survey, page 13). What industrial sector can claim salary increases to be a top priority as we regroup post-recession? The emphasis has been […]

Tough Times for BTA

It is not outraged tabloids which Real Time has to worry about following the launch of its marque for the British Tourist Authority, but broadsheets. Letter writers to The Times describe it as like “a hot-air balloon in Union Flag livery slowly deflating… in a field”, and “a used crisp packet”.

Reeling it in

Design Week and Major Players have again trawled the design industry to find what people are paid. The results are promising. Are you netting the right sum?

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