Picture the scene: you’re toiling over the umpteenth revision of an identity for Widget and Wodget’s latest spanner range, and your boss swans past before roaring off in his TT Roadster. Nice. However, Creative Action managing director Ian Silverstein has decided to offer his troops the chance to win the car for the weekend. Silverstein organised a competition where every employee would release a balloon with a business card attached. The winner would be the one whose balloon flew furthest. Seven days later a ‘German lady in Hamburg’ phoned. Unbeknown to the fraulein, designer Gary Fox will soon be booting it round Hertfordshire’s leafy lanes. Let’s hope for his boss’s sake he brings the motor back without a scratch
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Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.