21 August 1997

Millenium countdown

The following pages are dedicated to the various celebratory schemes planned for the year 2000 which put design in the spotlight. Matthew Valentine edits Design Week’s round up of projects

V is for anti-climax

The launch proper of the Virgin Vie brand is looming – and is being preceded by a bizarre teaser campaign. First, selected parties were sent sealed petri dishes filled with


Make a note of Retailpack ’97 the only niche packaging exhibition of its kind, which takes place this year from 14-16 October. The show will have two focal points, packaging


‘I always seem to be finding 20 000 stuffed away somewhere,’ says Maurice Acton (right), chairman of the recently formed MTA Group. Clients will be pleased to hear that he

Direct image from Tutssels

The Royal SunAlliance is unveiling a new corporate identity on 1 September for its direct insurance arm, which it says will be pivotal in establishing its brand. Tutssels created the

Regional accents

Emma O Kelly rounds-up some of the landmark projects that escaped the funding cuts to receive millennium cash and charts the progress of their design

Horseman Cooke in McBains deal

Abbott Mead Vickers’ through-the-line agency McBains has acquired design consultancy Horseman Cooke – now Horseman Cooke McBains – for an undisclosed sum. Horseman Cooke founders Mike Horseman and Gary Cooke

Wolff Olins apology

We regret publication of a letter from Tom Gifford in last week’s issue of Design Week (Letters, DW 15 August), which includes allegations about Wolff Olins and the Odeon Cinema

Conran in café cameo

Sharp-eyed TV viewers may have caught a glimpse of Terence Conran as he wafted through last week’s episode of Pie in the Sky. The Habitat founder and restaurant magnate was


Hunt Graphics is the new trading name for the laminates and consumables manufacturer set up by Hunt Europe and Sallmetall in The Netherlands. Glazer Design Associates has created a corporate

Store designs jilted by Virgin Bride

Virgin Bride, the one-stop wedding shop launched by Richard Branson’s group last year, is dropping its store design by Morey Smith and Design Clinic after disappointing sales. The retailer has

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