22 April 1999

D&AD shortlist announced

The nominations for the 1999 British Design and Art Direction Awards, to be held on 5 May, have been released. Design entries fall broadly into nine categories. The graphic design section gets the largest number of nominations this year, for annual reports, poster campaigns, and brochures. Nominees in the graphics categories include Johnson Banks’ typography […]


On-screen branding isn’t Lambie-Nairn’s only forte these days. Account manager Kerry Harding is also a serious painter. Her second show, at London’s Clapham Art Gallery, opens on 27 April and features semi-figurative works. ‘The human form sits as a framework within which paint is applied in a jigsaw-like process, then either pulled together by a […]

SBC releases design shortlist

LONDON’S South Bank developer SBC has drawn up a shortlist for a masterplanner architect to redevelop the site, which could open up long-term design opportunities. The interior design process, encompassing three initiatives plus the renovation of the Royal Festival Hall and Jubilee Gardens, could begin in 18 months. The South Bank Employers Group is responsible […]

Millennium product latest

The Design Council has elevated a further 200 products to millennium status in the third tranche of its Millennium Products initiative. Many of the latest products to make the grade will be featured in the Millennium Experience displays at the Greenwich Dome, and range from the drug Viagra to a BioAcoustic Fish Fence. Trade and […]

Ziggurat aims for direct hit

‘A drink for the smart guy in the know,’ is how design group Ziggurat describes the new look Strongbow cider which hits the shelves on 1 May. Dominated by the new Strongbow yellow, the 440ml can and 330ml bottle were designed to be direct and uncomplicated, underlining refreshment, rather than strength. ‘The new design is […]

British Steel takes initiative

British Steel is launching a major design competition in late May to reward excellence in 3D design and put product sustainability on to the agenda. Called Design Solutions, the project involves the Design Museum, British Design and Art Direction and the Architecture Foundation. Prizes of up to 40 000 will be awarded to recognised products. […]


Phillips International Auctioneers has unveiled the redesigned reception gallery of its New Bond Street site in London, created by Tilney Shane. The shop-front and entrance is re-emphasised with modern materials and the interior serves as a gallery space for paintings and objects. Phillips’ New Bond Street operations director Keith Miller says the look demonstrates the […]

Pick of the bunch

The best design work dares to be different, drawing on influences way beyond the client’s brief. But where do those influences come from? And what inspires design’s top creatives renowned for turning out stunning work? There are no easy answers. But – with a little prompting from Williams Murray Banks creative director Garrick Hamm – […]

Crazy for kiosks

BAA plans to install 50 interactive kiosks at Heathrow Airport, with further roll-outs to Gatwick and Stansted airports. Designed by Billco Multimedia for WAM Interactive, the kiosks feature an interactive screen topped with a video screen. Car rental company Avis has also signed up.

NDHN launches new identity and website

THE National Designers in Health Network, a mutual support group for graphic designers working within the National Health Service, has been relaunched. The group produces a newsletter, shares advice and technical expertise, and runs seminars and day trips. But it had previously been neglected and underused, says organiser Andrew Dineley of the Liverpool Health Promotion […]

Attack of the “eff” word

A new swear word has entered our vocabulary. The “eff” word. Efficiency has, without doubt, been the biggest management phenomenon of the decade. We hear as much today about down-sizing, rationalisation, out-sourcing, and Total Quality Management systems as we did when consultants like Arthur Andersen started the efficiency campaign years ago. Everyone seems to be […]

Artificial fibre

Lifestyle magazines let you buy into an exclusive way of life. If they are the interface for the masses to relate to the few, much of what they are is often mythical, intangible and conceptual. In this respect, Nylon is the perfect concept magazine. The spine calls Nylon “the new magazine for women (and smart […]

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