23 November 2000

Presidential race speculators should study form

Designers, rather than the electoral college voting system, dodgy recounts or even Al and George themselves, are officially to blame for the shambolic presidential election in the US, according to Britain’s Ergonomics Society. It claims the poor design of the ballot paper led, unsurprisingly, to bafflement among voters. Information design expert and society member Simon […]

Deedman turns over a new leaf

Bolton interior landscapes and tropical plant group Deedman is launching a redesigned corporate identity created by Prestwich-based design consultancy Appleby Bowers. Deedman, a 25-year-old family business specialising in the design, provision and maintenance of indoor plants to retail, leisure and commercial businesses, appointed the consultancy three months ago after a three-way pitch. Its new identity, […]

Exhibitions

Paul Cathedral: London Linos II; ARTfutures; Donna McLean; Casio – 25 years of digital innovation in the UK; Millennium Products

Digest

A retrospective book of artist Tim Macmillan is published this week by Picture This Moving Image, designed by Bristol design consultancy Northbank. Macmillan,who pioneered the time-slice technique used in the film The Matrix, has produced work such as Island and Sleep – where the subject triggers a time-slice camera at the moment of unconsciousness to […]

Croneen heads Morton UK team

Global events design specialist Jack Morton Worldwide has appointed former Caribiner International client services director Laurence Croneen to managing director of Jack Morton UK. Croneen effectively replaces Mark Wallace, who resigned from Caribiner prior to its acquisition by US-based Jack Morton. This follows other changes at senior level, including the appointments of Alex Ritchie as […]

Books

40 Architects under 40; Art and Social Function; Shop London

Post Office to review roster

The Post Office is set to create a new roster of design consultancies from 1 April next year and is taking the opportunity to review the nature of the design services it buys. The exact roster line up will be announced in the New Year. Although it is still unclear if the Post Office intends […]

Digest

Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust has appointed Button Design to brand Portsmouth naval visitor attraction Action Stations. It is scheduled to open in spring 2001.

Ambulance Service calls CScape

A new nationwide campaign to reduce the time ambulances spend finding houses in an emergency call-out will be launched next week by the Ambulance Service NHS Trust. London design consultancy CScape has designed the posters and a website to support the campaign. Entitled 999 Where Are You, the campaign will feature in schools and health […]

Jaguar racing with Light & Coley

London design consultancy Light & Coley has designed the identity for The E-Type Racing Experience, a series of races next year celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1960s classic Jaguar.

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