24 January 2002

Mintel predicts UK will ride out global downturn

The UK will weather the global downturn better than other economies, according to Mintel, which yesterday published a report on British consumer spending. The survey analyses changes in spending priorities over the past decade. It reveals mobile phones are the fastest growing ‘household’ item with a 439 per cent sales increase between 1996 and 2001. […]

Wink Media beats top groups to job

Wink Media has beaten FutureBrand, Interbrand and Wolff Olins breakaway Venture 3 to win the identity work for Switzerland’s beleaguered airline, it has emerged. The Swissair Group combined its operations with regional carrier Crossair last year after Swissair suspended flights in October 2001. The group had failed to meet debts following events of 11 September. […]

Canary Wharf public art programme

Glass artist Alexander Beleschenko has created two works for London’s Canary Wharf public art programme. The installations will be located at the Citigroup buildings. The first, which has just been completed, lies at basement level, linking the Jubilee Line Underground station with Canada Place shopping mall and draws inspiration from the three natural elements: air, […]

Exhibition design could prompt more collaboration

Many design sectors have been slow to generate news in the New Year lull, but the exhibitions camp has proved to be an amazingly fruitful source of stories and new energy. If you thought that Government-supported museums work would dry up in the aftermath of the Millennium you were wrong, the British Museum’s much-reported cash […]

Elina Brotherus

Elina Brotherus was born in Finland in 1972. She creates both portraits and self-portraits, sometimes incorporating people emotionally close to her, to convey a state of mind and sentiment. They can be extremely personal, but she also uses landscape, not just for its own qualities, but also to convey the idea of human projection. For […]


The LGS Partnership has created an identity and global guidelines for International Coatings, a marine coatings brand owned by Akzo Nobel. The identity is launched this week following a 12-month development process.

Heavyweight Rib Ticklers

Red Design has created the sleeve artwork for Tru Thoughts Recordings’ forthcoming compilation Heavyweight Rib Ticklers, part of Tru Thought’s Unfold series. The artwork incorporates a cardboard model of a sound system designed by Andrew Spradbury, making reference to the album’s musical flavour: reggae and dub. Heavyweight Rib Ticklers is released at the end of […]

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia is showing his series Heads, which has been exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery on London’s Heddon Street. It consists of a kind of surveillance project, in which the photographer concealed flashguns in scaffolding in New York’s Times Square, from where images were taken of passers-by with one person under the spotlight, elevating them […]

Strausfeld joins Pentagram NY

New media specialist Lisa Strausfeld has joined Pentagram’s New York office as the seventh partner. She was previously director and vice-president at digital sports entertainment company Quokka Labs, where she created ‘immersive sports experiences’, she says.

Treo literature given Gyro’s spin

Gyro has designed the Europe-wide marketing literature for the Treo, a mobile phone/palm organiser hybrid, which launches early next month. The consultancy won the six-figure graphics project without a pitch, based on the strength of previous work with Handspring. Treo was designed in-house at manufacturer Handspring, by a team fronted by Handspring founder Jeff Hawkins […]

With a clear vision

Danella Weir, BBC marketing manager, brand communications talks to Hannah Booth about logos, rosters and her fascination with apostrophes

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