20 December 2001

Oxygen

Float, catwalk, kiss, screen, shag, wink, fizz and glam are all names of carpets in Milliken Carpet’s range, Oxygen, which launches in January. The company has collaborated with Gensler to create the range, which comes in 15 patterns. Graphics are combined with the look of textures such as linen and waffle cotton. ‘Oxygen is a […]

Calendar set to raise more than money alone

When Nonconform director Jon Barraclough and designer Mike Carney were handed a design job for a 2002 calendar for London’s Lambeth Orchestra, they probably thought they’d be setting formal poses of musicians decked out in DJs and dresses. But, in order to shift a few extra copies and raise some money, the players decided to […]

Levells renames, but should it have left it B?

Birmingham consultancy Levells has rebranded. Nothing interesting there, and nothing interesting about the reasons why it has chosen its new name, B1. Reasons that are explained here, for the benefit of all, by B1 marketing director Jason Manning: ‘B stands for branding and brand development,’ he says. ‘It also stands for brilliant, brainstorm, Birmingham and […]

Lookingback

Design Week casts its eye over the events of 2001 to bring you the industry’s highs and lows

Vox Pop

The Royal Institute of British Architects is considering paying its elected presidents an ‘average wage’ of £32 000 a year if it can square it with the Charity Commission. Should design bodies pay their presidents/ chairmen, and if so what extra duties might they expect them to perform? ‘The Design Business Association chairmen put in […]

Digest

Design Bridge has created the brand identity and packaging for Define, a haircare range by Norwegian personal care company Lilleborg, which launches on 1 January 2002.

Digest

In Design Week 13 December we wrote that Casson Mann’s design fee for the Manchester Gallery was £500 000 and for designing the gallery of Craft and Design £1m. That figure should have referred to the total design fit-out budget and not the fees. Both galleries are part of the Manchester Art Gallery.

Exhibitions

Photographer Antony Crook’s year-long residency at Flux magazine has resulted in a series of images, animation, video art and graphics that explore the hopes and dreams of ordinary people. Continues until 29 December. Contact: 0161 211 3786 www.creative-consultants.org. Venue: Creative Consultants Gallery, 35-37 Thomas St, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1NA. Contemporary Craft and Design shows […]

Design work for Airbus goes on

Consultancies working on the development of Airbus’ superjumbo A380 ‘should’ remain unaffected despite the threat of mass redundancies at Airbus UK. Airbus UK has said it might have to make as many as 2000 job cuts to ‘reduce costs’. Airbus refuses to name the consultancies concerned.

Digest

48 Fitzroy has created an identity for The New Jumbulance Travel Trust, unveiled on 15 December. A jumbulance is a mixture of a coach and ambulance to transport the severely disabled on holidays.

M&K Creative points the way for New Designers

M&K Creative has redesigned the consumer and business-to-business brand identity for the New Designers Show, which takes place in July 2002. The awards have this year been consolidated into one programme with a prize value in excess of £45 000. They will be held at, and are organised by, the Business Design Centre in London. […]

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