22 January 1998

Stir-fried economics

South-east Asia is an area of recent economic turmoil. Andrew Mylius explores how the rapid changes that typify the region can actually increase opportunities for the well-informed.

B&Q roster nears

M&K chairman Paul King is finalising a design roster for DIY chain B&Q. He is looking at the client’s likely design projects for the year, costing them and producing a final roster. He will announce his choice next month.

Educating the institution

With government attention focussed on education once more, Janice Kirkpatrick recommends that colleges should arm students with more than just certificates.


Graphics for Jordan’s Formula 1 racing car have been designed for the second year by Light & Coley, and follow last year’s black and yellow snake design.

That’s shoe business

The Royal Society of Art’s new portrait of the Queen is likely to upset the blue rinse brigade. It depicts the Queen ‘in relaxed mood. She wears no crown and very little jewellery,’ the RSA announces. She is not wearing her head either. ‘I wanted to challenge the tired genre of royal portraiture,’ says artist […]

National Savings rush

National Savings, the Government-backed agency which provides investment products, has received 99 applications from design consultancies hoping to redesign its corporate identity. The project will form part of a broader increase in advertising activity, according to a company spokesman. A tendering process will now begin, with an initial shortlist of design groups planned for the […]

Nestlé condenses

Nestlé has confirmed that the revamp of its condensed milk brand will include changes to some of the design elements.

Identity Business gives Irish development solid branding

Dublin group The Identity Business has created the name and identity for Liffey Valley, a new development just outside Dublin. The site will initially house a shopping centre, with further facilities including a leisure area to follow. “The word ‘Liffey’ refers to the famous Dublin river, and ‘Valley’ suggests the scale of the operation,” says […]


Throughout 1998, the Barbican is celebrating US arts and culture across music, theatre, film, dance, literature, performance and the visual arts. Shaker: The Art of Craftsmanship is an exhibition of furniture and decorative arts from Mount Lebanon, one of the oldest and most influential Shaker communities. Until 26 April. Venue: Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, […]

Royal Mail to list 20 in its first design roster

The Royal Mail is drawing up its first design roster to formalise its relationships with its design suppliers. “We are looking to drive up the quality of design within the Royal Mail,” says company head of branding Deborah Gildea.

Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my Dome

No wonder Stephen Bayley had a difference of opinion over the kind of ‘Britishness’ which should be presented to punters at the Millennium Dome. While it was originally thought the disagreement was over his refusal to accept quaint, old fashioned symbols and the Union Flag, it has recently emerged that other factors were at work. […]

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