20 February 2003

Checkland scheme for Californian science park

Checkland Kindleysides has fought off stiff competition to land a seven-figure brief to work on core design aspects of the new California Academy of Sciences museum project. The appointment comes as the academy plans a $370m (about £230m) overhaul of its 3.4ha museum space, scheduled for completion in 2008. Located in Golden Gate Park, the […]

Springetts has its day at the races

Springetts is galloping towards completing design work this week on refreshed identities for Epsom Downs Racecourse and its prestige race The Derby. The five-figure project also involves rebranding the other famous races that take place during the two-day Derby meeting, including The Coronation Cup and The Oaks. The Epsom Downs branding will be applied to […]

Sun and Sand Autumn/Winter 2003 T-shirt range

Maiow has created graphics for the Sun and Sand Autumn/Winter 2003 T-shirt range, which launches later this year. The T-shirts feature a ‘peace camouflage’ pattern using ancient and modern ‘peace icons’, including a dove and a heart, says Maiow creative director Mai Ikuzawa. The pattern represents an ‘antidote to encroaching materialism and militarism’ and was […]

Credit to the opening titles

Film titles, particularly animated sequences, are riding a new-found wave of popularity, but not everything in the sector is rosy. Hannah Booth reports


Innovation: Harnessing Creativity for Business Growth is published by Kogan Page on 20 February, priced £25. Edited by Adam Jolly, the book is based on the results of a two-year research programme by the Design Council and the Innovation Unit at the Department of Trade and Industry recognising 1000 ‘millennium products’ and analysing the innovative […]


The Interiors Forum on 6 March looks at the effect of design on the running of the UK health service and the recovery of patients, and asks can design make a difference? The seminar begins at 7pm. Contact: adam.fennelow@design events.co.uk for further details. Venue: Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London WC1.

422 Manchester creates identity for Going Places TV

422 Manchester has created the identity for Going Places TV, a digital travel television channel that launched this week. The consultancy’s work encompasses presentation graphics, idents, promos, virtual set environments, interactive graphics and title sequences. Graphics were created using footage from a series of live-action shoots and feature ‘aspirational images associated with the holiday experience’, […]

Brand expressionist calls for magazine name change

I’m prompted to write this letter after reading Colum’s Lowe’s Private View (DW 6 February). Given the huge number of people with a legitimate right to use the word ‘design’ to describe what they create, but who have never heard of Design Week, I think he

Winner of Royal Gold Medal

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo is this year’s winner of the Royal Gold Medal. The award, inaugurated in 1848, is conferred annually on a person ‘whose work has promoted the advancement of architecture’.

Unclear picture of Fitch’s future

The future of the Fitch brand within Cordiant Communications Group’s business portfolio is unclear this week, after weekend press reports suggested CCG would be paring its holdings down to the ad agency Bates Worldwide. Fitch Worldwide is currently part of a four-strong ‘core group’ of businesses also comprising Bates, Healthworld and direct mail specialist 141. […]

Vox Pop

This week’s Packaging Solutions Advice Group debate will focus on whether or not design consultancies should offer strategic advice to their clients. What do you think, and why? ‘Strategic – God, how I hate the word. But it’s a complete nonsense to suggest that the solution can in some way be divorced from, and dealt […]

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