22 August 2002

Blu Orbit made up with Laura Mercier flagship

Laura Mercier unveils a flagship Leeds concession this week designed by Blu Orbit, as part of the upmarket cosmetics chain’s revamp of its entire transatlantic estate. The Leeds concession coincides with the unveiling of updated concessions inside Harvey Nichols’ Edinburgh branch and London store. Next month revamped outlets open in New York’s Henri Bendel department […]

Consultancies should be investing in graduates

I read with interest the comments put forward by James Sommerville (Letters, DW 27 June) and the article by Clive Grinyer (Private View, 27 June) in the same issue. As a recently graduated graphic designer I share the apprehensions of many new designers looking for work. The market is very dry at present and I […]


Catch the last two days of an art show dedicated to humour, featuring Simeon Farrar’s Michael Jackson installation and Derrick Welsh’s obscene embroidery at The Joke’s On Us, until 23 August. Venue: Deluxe-Arts, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1. Five women photographers capture the intensity of World Cup highs and lows in Back Home Fever, until […]


The Design Dell is creating a campaign to raise awareness of London’s Camden Lock. The campaign aims to re-establish the area as a centre of excellence for independent retailers.


Vivid Creative Communications has designed Christmas menus for Burtonwood Brewery. The menus, supported by posters, will be distributed to Burtonwood pubs from this month.

Reebok sizes up interiors revamp

Reebok Europe has appointed Marketplace to create a fresh interior look for its chain of stand-alone stores in a bid to promote the brand’s heritage and diversity. The appointment follows a three-way creative pitch in July, managed by Tony Read Consulting, which also included Design Day and RMD, which currently designs Reebok’s point-of-sale marketing material. […]

Isokon Plus

Isokon Plus has collaborated with designers from three different genre’s to create three products which will launch at 100 per cent Design in September.

Oxford Castle exhibition on lookout for designers

The search for exhibition designers to work on the curatorial aspects of the £30m, mixed-use Oxford Castle Heritage Project is due to begin later this month, following an award of £1.78m from Heritage Lottery fund this week. The development of the historic site in the centre of Oxford involves the renovation of a Norman castle […]

Media recovery warning by WPP

WPP group boss Sir Martin Sorrell has reiterated his warning that global media markets will not recover strongly until 2004, on the back of a 17 per cent fall in the group’s half-year pre-tax profits. In the six months to June 2002, WPP’s pre-tax profits were £210.4m, less than the £220m predicted by analysts. Revenues […]


Crescent Lodge has created a website and one-off national press campaign for the London Institute to boost student recruitment during the annual post-A level scramble for university places.


Children’s retailer Adams and Save the Children UK have launched Where’s My Peg, a new initiative aimed at taking the fear out of starting school for the first time. The campaign includes two resource packs by Rees Bradley Hepburn.

Elmwood packs give the order to Go Eat on GNER

Elmwood has unwrapped phase one of national train operator GNER’s new-look food service, Go Eat, which aims to revolutionise the packaging of on-board snacks and drinks. While the first phase focuses on bedding-down a new corporate identity and marketing push, phase two will usher in so-called 3D packaging and possibly airline-style food trays designed to […]

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