23 April 1998

Faking it

Nick Smurthwaite talks to four photographers about ways in which the digital revolution has affected them, personally as well as professionally

Lookalike packs ‘are confusing’

Shoppers are confused by lookalike brands, according to a report by the British Brands Group which aims to convince Parliament of the need for legislation to prevent copycat packaging. More than 3500 consumers were surveyed on lookalikes for the report. They were shown a pair of products which were substantially similar, a pair which had […]

Soft site, hard sell

A website for photographer Lee Miller shows that a simple design can also be an effective selling tool. Yolanda Zappaterra goes on-line to check it out

Design Council seeks Government attention

The Design Council continues its drive to push design up the Government’s agenda, urging a range of measures including the removal of barriers to competition. These recommendations form part of a Design Council report, entitled Designed to compete, for the Government in the lead up to a White Paper on Competitiveness. The Design Council says […]


The third European (Regional) Design Annual published by RotoVision is now available. Divided by country the annual presents almost 500 winning entries from all major graphic design categories. Articles included within the book cover the state of graphic design in Europe. Retails at 18.50.

Catching his drift

‘We’ve been out on our surfboard waiting for a wave. That’s kind of hitting now and people are getting wet.’ So says multimedia megastar Malcolm Garrett, putting a West Coast spin on the recent wipe-out of his company AMX Digital, before Real Time Studio’s surfer knight Phil Jones rescued it from disaster. Fine talk from […]

Design has more to offer than just profits

Competitiveness is a key issue for design. If the Design Council can convince the Government through its report, Designed to compete, that companies gain the edge from integrating design into the heart of their business then it will be doing very well (see News, page 5). It’s also good for designers to see the figures […]

STE makes Wace magnificent

Pre-press and digital imaging giant Wace Group has relaunched its worldwide imaging business. Naming and identity are by Sampson Tyrrell Enterprise. Explaining the division’s name, Seven, STE creative director Paul Mynard says: “In the marketplace it stands out like a sore thumb… They won’t forget it.” The company works with overseas markets, and the name […]

First De Montfort dean

De Montfort University has appointed Professor Alan Short as the first dean of its Faculty of Art and Design. Short, who designed the university’s Queens Building, will continue to work with his London practice, Short & Associates.

Caulder Moore stepping out

Caulder Moore has been appointed to develop a new identity and branding for C&J Clark subsidiary K-Shoes. A number of trial Clarks stores developed by the group have been operating since late last year. Caulder Moore has been given the task of repositioning the K-Shoe brand by developing a contemporary look for its 97 stores, […]


Reduced weight, size and production costs have been achieved by Cre’active Design, with its new hand-held water pump developed for water testing company Waterra. The PowerPack PP1 has been created to replace two previous models, both of which took two people to carry and operate. The PP1 can be operated by one person, and can […]


The Point’s creative director Martin Chatterton has penned the latest chapter to an interesting sideline. By night the mild-mannered designer is The Voice of Football, and has written four books on the sport. The first in full-colour – Utterly Nutty World Cup Footy – is out now. Those who are tired of hearing about nothing […]

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