22 February 1996

Design House wins Czech job

Design House has been app- ointed to redesign more than 200 outlets for Czech telecommunications company Eurotel. Design work will include interiors and merchandising for Eurotel’s 12 retail shops and 200 dealerships. This is the first piece of business the group has won on the back of its European network, Brand Alliance, formed a year […]

Fontmongering

Fontworks, famed for its Neville Brody connection, has introduced FontConsultant 1.0. This apparently is a new tool for managing, examining and selecting typefaces on the Mac and allows you to keep the fonts wherever you like. You can look at typographic data such as X and M heights and use a simple copyfitting calculator. Cost […]

Brief

Photographer Glen Perotte has always liked bodies. ‘They’re my favourite topic, especially on dancers,’ he says. So a dancer was an obvious choice for photographic exhibition Illusion, which used the word as the brief. Perotte thought a lot about magic. ‘I wanted a cool, calm image. I wanted to dislodge the body in some way,’ […]

Channel 5 to seek identity in near future

Channel 5 Broadcasting will start approaching design consultancies to create its graphics, name and identity in the near future. The company won the fifth and final national terrestrial TV channel last year. “It should not be too much longer before talks start,” confirms a company spokeswoman, but she could not give a date. The commissioning […]

Colourspace connects

It was Colourspace Connect that served a winding-up petition against Wickens Tutt Southgate, not Colourspace Retouching as stated on page 3 last week (DW 16 February). Colourspace Retouching owners Gary McLeod and John Willock do not have WTS as a client.

Whisky group warms up look

Glengoyne malt Scotch whisky has been repackaged by Shaw Marketing and Design. The Edinburgh consultancy created new concepts for the bottle, labels, gift tubes and closures for both the 10- and 17-year-old variants and a miniature.

Fitch dresses chain for children’s range

Safeway has introduced a line of children’s clothing with concept and design work by Fitch, marking the consultancy’s first job for the supermarket chain. The launch of KidsOwn is part of Safeway’s drive to enhance the chain as a family destination, says a Safeway spokeswoman. The new range has a separate identity with branding, signage, […]

LNC works on Finnish giant

Hailed as the toast of last week’s New York Toy Fair, the Fisher Price Creative Effects Instant Camera is the product of a two-year collaboration between Priestman Associates and R&D company The Technology Partnership. Conceived by designer Paul Priestman and TTP, the development of the digital camera for children was commissioned by Fisher Price. Images […]

Longman gets rid of old image

Recently merged educational publisher Addison Wesley Longman is introducing its new corporate identity and a revised Longman brand identity. Design is by Bamber Forsyth. The Pearson-owned publishers Addison Wesley and Longman merged in January 1995. Both the US-based Addison Wesley and Longman will continue as separate brands. Bamber Forsyth has given the long-established Longman boat […]

Brief

The Brew It Yourself Teapot is Tetley GB’s answer to that age-old problem of poor quality stewed tea all too often served up outside the home. To encourage the tea-drinking population not to opt for coffee when ordering in cafés, the company briefed Pankhurst Design and Developments in London to come up with an aesthetically […]

Waves from Tel Aviv

Bit specialised this, but Tel Aviv audio software boffin Waves has brought out AudioTrack, a plug-in for the Digidesign Sound Designer II editing and recording system. Supported platforms also include Premiere 4.0 and upwards, and OSC Deck II v.2.5 and TDM compatible audio/MIFDI sequencers. Cost is a bit less than 200 and Natural Audio is […]

Dutch retail project

Allen International has been appointed to make recommendations for the optimum use of retail space in the Hague central railway station and the adjacent Babylon shopping centre in The Netherlands. There is potential to link the two buildings, owned by NS Stations and Winkel Beleggingen Nederland respectively, with a passageway containing shops, creating a combined […]

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