20 August 1998

More vision is needed from the Government

Following Neal Potter’s observations on the procurement of exhibition designers (Letters, DW 7 August), I would like to extend this debate to the many Lottery-funded museum/visitor attractions that are currently in production throughout the UK. The opportunities are unprecedented for architects and designers to collaborate to create sophisticated and idiosyncratic interpretative centres. We are able […]


The Royal Mail is in festive mode for August, introducing a range of stamps to coincide with the Notting Hill Carnival. The stamps, designed by photographer Tim Hazael, are the Royal Mail’s contribution to this year’s EUROPA theme of national festivals. Each stamp features the vivid colours of London’s Notting Hill, which after Rio de […]

Litchfield Morris on le Manoir menu

Litchfield Morris has created a new identity for Raymond Blanc’s country house restaurant and hotel, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, near Oxford. The Gloucester-based consultancy has just completed Le Manoir’s private dining brochure, which gives details of The Milton Room – a new extension to Le Manoir, designed by architect Emily Todhunter. The brochure features […]

Addison brings in Keohane for electronic arm

Addison has brought in Jeremy Keohane to head up its electronic media service. Keohane was formerly at Bamber Forsyth Identity Management, and helped the group set up its electronic offer. “The Web, Internet and electronic communications are going to be an important part of what we are,” says Addison managing partner Simon Lake. “Our clients […]

Tate reviewed by Wolff Olins

The Tate might introduce a new identity following a review of the gallery’s marque by Wolff Olins. – The Tate is building two new galleries.

Network logo by Blueprint ‘draws the eye’

Networking communications company Networks Unlimited has a new identity and corporate brochure by The Blueprint Design Company in West Sussex. The six-year-old client, also based in West Sussex, wanted a marque to reflect its “corporate success and salience in the industry”, says a Blueprint spokesman. The new logo, in metallic silver and dark blue, “draws […]

Branding on the inside

Clare Dowdy delves into The Body Shop Book of Wellbeing to discover how the retailer is planning to take its branding and philosophy to the ultimate level.

Redjacket’s relations with Virgin clarified

We would like to clarify a few points relating to your article Virgin Ventures Too Far? (News Analysis, DW 24 July). – Although delighted to have won the paid pitch to develop standalone stores for Virgin Clothing, we fully understand Virgin’s subsequent


Waterstone’s Writing about Art competition invites entrants to submit a previously unpublished piece of writing of no more than 300 words. The piece should provide a critical response to a piece of work created by any artist ever shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Ten winners will each receive 100 worth of Waterstone’s vouchers and an […]

Deterred by the ‘crass stupidity’ of the DTI

Conran Design Group, when I was involved with it, tried to design the interior of the Seville Pavilion for the DTI. Neal Potter was the lead designer, but even his skill and experience were defeated by the crass stupidity of our client, the DTI. Everything had a commercial twist and every area was in a […]

Ortmans Young turns on German TV channel

A redesigned daily news output for German public broadcaster ZDF went live last Saturday, to be followed by a new on-air promotion package. Design for both is by Ortmans Young International in London. The national channel’s news output includes midday, evening and late news, Heute Nacht, and a news magazine programme, Heute Journal. “OYI designer […]

Westminster group: plans emerge

Design Council proposals to represent the design industry in Parliament are bearing fruit, with plans for a Parliamentary Group on Design and Innovation garnering support from companies such as Marks & Spencer, BAA and British Airways.

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