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Design group Journey has developed new interiors for London members-only club Saint.

Environmentalist for freedom of information

When he compiled The New Journalism, writer Tom Wolfe outlined how real life was more dramatic than any fiction could ever be. Recent events at London branding group Brand Environment pay testament to this theory, possibly topping the list of employee horror stories. An enlightened (now ex-) employee chose last week to e-mail all her […]

All the workforce should develop its creative potential

It was interesting to read Richard Murray’s viewpoint on creativity in his article, The creative process (DW 16 June). It raised important issues in the business and design world. It is true to say that those people who are deemed to be creative and innovative are those who ‘think different’. The world will always need […]

The domination game

As the giant corporations expand and dominate the world markets the homogenisation of global brands diminishes all forms of cultural diversity

Touring shows

Computers and Printmaking at the London Print Studio; Three Decades of contemporary craft at the Cleveland Crafts Centre.

Winning formula

It is no coincidence that eight of the top ten most bullish companies in Design Week’s 2000 Top 100 survey (DW 31 March) specialise in the digital media sector. With projected growth of 350 per cent for smaller group Green Cathedral, and 143 per cent for Tonic, the rapidly-increasing influence and importance of digital media […]

General Cologne undergoes corporate rebranding

Global brand strategy firm Corporate Branding has created a new identity for reinsurance company GeneralCologne, the new trade name born out of the integration of General Reinsurance and Cologne Reinsurance. The new branding aims to unify the company’s appearance across different markets after years of operating under multiple brand identities. In addition to the new […]

Spell it out

Display graphics group Photobition is making much of its sponsorship of the ‘prestigious Alpha Romeo’ team in this year’s National Saloon Cars Championship. From the photographic evidence it would appear that whoever paints the cars, actually made by Alfa Romeo, is at least a little more efficient in checking spelling.

Barber Smith go rural

London design group Baber Smith has employed a rural image for the front cover of its latest annual report and accounts project, developed for client Hiscox, an insurance underwriter. The consultancy was briefed to portray the ‘unique personality’ of Hiscox, which aims to stand out from the crowd of its competitors. Photographer Barry Lewis was […]

How many different roles are there for design managers in the industry?

It was very good to see the beginnings of some serious discussion and debate as to the role of design management at the seminar arranged and organised by Ray Holland (De Montfort University) and chaired by Naomi Gornick (Brunel University) at the New Designers Show last week. There were excellent presentations from industry, Xerox, BT, […]

Mintel says on-line sales on the up

Web and emerging media designers stand to see demand for their services increase exponentially over the next five years. According to research group Mintel, retail sales via PC or TV home-shopping channels are to increase by 1000 per cent over that per

ITV2 aims for a new position

ITV2 has redesigned its logo and on-air presentation style and look for the first time since it launched 18 months ago. The new design, created in-house by ITV’s Network Promotions Unit, is being introduced via a four-month ad campaign aimed at reposit

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