24 August 1995

Design Bridge booms in SE Asia

Continuing its lucrative banking work in South East Asia, Design Bridge has designed a new identity for the 40-branch Bank NISP in Indonesia. Design Bridge is performing so well in the region that chief executive for Asia-Pacific Philip Mawder says the consultancy anticipates opening one or more offices instead of using agents. Mawder says: “Things […]

JJA shows in tent for 100% Design event

New London contemporary interiors design showcase 100% Design has chosen Jasper Jacob Associates to design the marquee for its 150 000 inaugural show in October. 100% Design approached JJA associate Tim Pyne to create the 50m-wide marquee and a ‘techno bar’. SKK Lighting is creating lighting concepts for the bar.

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Clarissa the new accountant was much fancied. But she was too busy establishing her competence to mellow. Instead, she talked a lot about cooking. It turned out she was cooking the books and one day failed to return from lunch. This is a true story, as is the one about the traveller to Afghanistan who […]

Be wired in Warsaw – if you can

It’s easier to have a burger in Warsaw than it is to make a phone call, a designer discovered. – According to Andrew Brian, managing director of Stevenage consultancy Level Six Design, there are only three public callboxes in the whole of the Polish capit

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Help with Lingo: On the subject of Lingo scripting, there’s a new release called Mediabook CD from Grey Matter Design. This is an interactive guide to Lingo programming, with animated examples of how different scripts work. You can copy and paste these scripts into your own projects. Also included are a Lingo dictionary, debugging tools […]

BDP pulls into Swindon sites

BDP is designing two cultural centres in Swindon at a total cost of 4.5m. – The client,Thamesdown Borough Council, is asking for 65 per cent of the funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

New identity for insurer

Financial services firm Direct Line is unveiling a new version of its ten-year-old identity this week, designed by Edinburgh consultancy Northcross. “Direct Line was originally a car insurance company but has been moving into areas such as mortgages and personal loans,” says a Northcross spokeswoman. The consultancy designed a giant phone exhibition stand for Direct […]

Met Studio on show in Taiwan

Met Studio has won more work in the Far East with a project to design graphics for 18 galleries in a Taiwan museum. – The National Museum of Science & Technology in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has appointed the group to carry out work on the fast-track project, wh

Credit cards used in big stitch-up

Self-styled wild and wacky agency Electronic Media Relations wants to get out there and kick butt, according to its boss Darren Adler. “We’re sick and tired of the way people seem to think in the UK; it’s so boring. Designers just follow trends,” says Adler, who emphasises that he is running a serious organisation. His […]

Cheek to chic

You’ve found the perfect café, but how comfortable will that chair be by the time you get to espresso? Nicky Churchill checks out some budget options

Love messages coated in sugar

PHRASES from Love Heart sweets are used by artist Trudie Stephenson to concoct adverts for lonely hearts columns. – “Tall, slim, blonde, 27 and FANCY FREE seeks DREAM BOY with ANGEL FACE to be her LUCKY STAR” is an example.

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