Tutssels toasts new staff with cocktails

Tutssels has appointed Paul Stallard as business development director. Stallard was previously at The Gathering, the Duncan Bruce-led group Stallard joined at its foundation in 1996. Stallard’s move to Tutssels reunites him with creative director Glenn Tutssel – the two worked together at Michael Peters Group “many years ago”, says Tutssel. Bruce says Stallard is […]

Decimal point of order at Science Museum

I write in response to an article and letter (DW 16 May). The article on our new gallery at the Science Museum – The Challenge of Materials – incorrectly puts the cost of the gallery at 34.5m. Although the sponsors have indeed been generous, there is an error in the positioning of the decimal point. […]

Design’s hand on the trophy

In the brand-festooned world that is football in the television age, it comes as something of a shock to learn that one of the sport’s most enduring icons has never been tainted by the embrace of commercialism. The European Cup is a huge piece of silverware with a silhouette as recognisable to football fans across […]

Called to account on Economist report

I refer to your article on annual reports in your issue of 2 May. – We were delighted that you chose our annual report for review – and particularly delighted that your panel liked it so much.

London group labels Bowie’s publishing aim

David Bowie this week launched an art book publishing company called 21, with a corporate identity designed by London consultancy Rowson Holbrook. The company is named 21 because it will “address the cultural issues of the 21st century and will create a platform for new words, new images and new ideas”, according to a spokeswoman. […]

Habitat launches interiors service

Habitat has formally launched a business design service which has been on trial for the past six months. At present the organisation consists of a six-strong team. Habitat Business offers an interior design service to office and property developers. Galliard Homes, the developer of apartments at the former Greater London Council headquarters County Hall, is […]

Iron Brew in ‘soundalike’ battle

Irn Bru brand owner AG Barr was hoping for an out-of-court settlement this week in a copycat packaging row with supermarket group Lidl over its Iron Brew soft drink. The writ alleges that Lidl’s Iron Brew features similar coloured packaging to Irn Bru, as well as a “soundalike” name. AG Barr wants to stop the […]

Preston BA students receive a call to arms

Calling all ex-students from Preston Poly BA Graphics course 1983-1987. It’s ten years since you sweated away in the ambient environs of such places as 42nd Street and The Venue (was there something about bar names and the Eighties, or is it just me?) A fast and loose reunion weekend is planned for 16-17 August […]

Arts Council doles out Lottery cash

The Arts Council has announced awards of Lottery cash to a further 54 projects around the country. The awards total more than 20m. They include a 2.05m grant to the Tricycle Theatre in London’s Kilburn to provide a cinema, a visual arts room for children and an enlarged foyer. The theatre has appointed Tim Foster […]

BOOKS

The twelfth International Design Yearbook is this year edited by Philippe Starck. He selects furniture, lighting and textiles from more than 300 designers including Zaha Hadid and Ingo Maurer. Published by Laurence King, it is priced at 42.

UK stations upgrade

Railtrack this week earmarked 1bn to upgrade 2500 stations countrywide by 2001. – The regeneration programme, branded by Lloyd Northover Citigate, includes plans worth 50m for Paddington station, where work is well advanced, and for King’s Cross, Euston,

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]