23 March 1995

Take Me (I’m Yours)

Friday 24 March – An exhibition organised by the swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. An international collection of artists provides the opportunity to touch, use, buy or take away objects at the exhibition.

CHRISTIE HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN

The candle must rank highly as one of the great clich&#233s of graphic design, in use by numerous organisations, including Amnesty International. It is a symbol of light, comfort and hope. The Christie Hospital NHS Trust near Manchester is the major cancer hospital in the North of England. Its centenary in 2001 is being used […]

Selling Spaces

Thursday 30 March – Debate hosted by the Chartered Society of Designers on the subject of retail design in the Nineties. The panel will include Richard Woolf and Martin Bullock of Red Jacket.

Airtours takes flight with CPB

Holiday company Airtours is flying a new identity this week designed by Coley Porter Bell. – The “streamlined” logo adorns tail fins of Airtours planes and the funnels of two cruise ships.

Design safe from materials costs

Packaging and literature design will not be affected by the soaring prices of paper and other packaging materials, according to major design buyers. The cost of corrugated board, polythene and styrene are all set to double this year, reaching record levels. Paper pulp has already more than doubled in price since 1994. However, United Biscuits […]

Furnishing our dreams

With the advent of the British Furniture Council, it seems that there might finally be a chance for the industry to take the market towards a better mix of high design and mass-market flatpacks. Jeremy Myerson reports on developments so far and suggests a

EAR-WIGGING

`We are not allowed to interfere with the chicken breasts.’ – Sainsbury’s Helen Marsden on whether pack shots of food are honest.

Boots to roll out new-look stores

Boots has unveiled a new interiors and facia concept at a Nottinghamshire store which will be rolled out to its 1200-strong chain. The design involved a three-stage process. Pentagram partner John McConnell, Boots’ design consultant, gave initial guidance on the direction of the brand, Ralph Selby of Derbyshire consultancy Ralph Selby and Associates specified details […]

Presentation Skills

Thursday 30 March – A seminar at the Chartered Society of Designers presented by Ian Silby. Focuses on business-winning presentations.

Design Ministry fits up Shoe Connection

British Shoe is to introduce a new self-service brand with a concept by London consultancy Design Ministry. – The new concept, called Shoe Connection and designed to “attract the broad-based, middle market target audience”, follows the Davies Baron-design

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