21 March 1996

Dutch group draws up Interpolis identity

Interpolis, the Netherlands’ third biggest insurance company has a new identity by Visser Bay Anders Toscani in Amsterdam. Interpolis is the insurance arm of the country’s largest retail agricultural bank, Rabobank, whose new identity was created by Newell and Sorrell (DW 6 January 1995). The group won a proposals pitch against Landor Associates in London […]

Bare your soul for a good cause

The school offers students like Jack some hope, along with such trifles as dignity, independence and a better future. To publicise the 29 March event, Design Bridge’s David ‘Jocko’ Jenkins has designed a flyer featuring Starsky, Hutch and their famous red

Design ‘complexes’ needed in city centres

All good shows beg a sequel, and so late next month the RIBA Architecture Centre will host Products of Desire 2, offering a second chance to see what architects do, other than design buildings. The show is again supported by Design Week, and it will feature an even broader mix of products and icons than […]

Unpaid pitching needs the Dutch treatment

With regard to your article entitled “DoH will not rule out unpaid creative pitching” (DW 15 March), I have a suggestion. In The Netherlands, companies that tender for government work have to obey the condition that the winner must pay the costs of the losers. This gives small companies a chance to compete with bigger […]

Winning ways to stop deaths

Industrial designers and architects are being invited to enter a competition to design ways of deterring would-be suicides from jumping off Clifton Suspension Bridge. Designed by Brunel, the bridge opened near Bristol in 1864 and has provided a departure point for an average of ten suicide leaps each year since. The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust […]

Getty grant for design

Design Council chairman John Sorrell was today due to announce a 121 000 grant from the Getty Grant Program for the new Design Council archive at the University of Brighton. The grant, announced during the council’s pilot Design in Education Week, will enable the cataloguing and archiving of documents and more than 100 000 photographs […]

Director going from Sonicon

London consultancy Sonicon’s creative director leaves next week to set up his own consultancy. His leaving comes as two other design staff also depart. The creative director, who uses the moniker Baker, helped to found Sonicon eight years ago. His new consultancy will be called Plan b. Designer Jimmy Adams will join Corporate & Financial […]

Elmwood finds daydreams pay

Future brainstorms at Leeds- based Elmwood will take place on a shelf about the size of a child’s bunkbed. Heads will touch the ceiling, it’ll resemble a play pen and the exit will be by slide. Managing director Jonathan Sands has been on a weekend workshop in Edinburgh. “It was on releasing the subconscious of […]

Blue Marlin roots out Sara Lee’s old look

Sara Lee’s depilatory brand Louis Marcel goes on shelf next month with new packaging by Blue Marlin. The redesign spearheads a repositioning exercise to fend off competition from sector leaders Immac and Nair, which have both had redesigns, and Boots’ own

Brickwood goes to DTI

Industrial designer and educator Professor Alan Brickwood has been appointed as industrial adviser to the Department of Trade and Industry’s Innovation Unit. See News Analysis, page 8.

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