24 March 2005

Fitch London updates airport wine stores

The independent wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is launching a revised retail concept developed by Fitch London, which will run across four 25m2 stores located at each of Heathrow’s airport terminals.

RIBA publishes ‘Manifesto for Architecture’

The Royal Institute for British Architects has published an election manifesto targeting MPs called the Manifesto for Architecture: 21 Actions for a Better Britain. ‘In this election year, politicians should realise that good design is essential for improving services. That’s beginning to happen, but the process has been too slow,’ RIBA president George Ferguson explains.

JHP reels in Wrangler flagship job

Global jeans brand Wrangler is set to open its first ever stand-alone retail outlet, with interiors designed by JHP. The consultancy, which won the commission after a three-way paid pitch, has been working on the project for more than six months. The 150m2 store opens next month in Manchester’s Trafford Centre and will act as […]

Visa redesigns marque and card

Visa International has overhauled its brand identity and card design, as part of a repositioning to become a payments company. According to John Elkins, the company’s executive vice-president for global brand and marketing, the strategy has been in development for the past 18 months and included, at various stages, consultation with Interbrand, Wolff Olins and […]

BT Group relaunches website

BT Group has relaunched its website, www.btplc.com, designed by brand and digital design consultancy Rufus Leonard. The site presents BT’s corporate operations and was redesigned to improve access to a large volume of information.

Landor identity for Innovene

The identity for BP’s forthcoming £4.5bn petrochemicals subsidiary, Innovene, has been designed by Landor Associates. The consultancy, which designed BP’s current ‘helios’ identity in 2000 (DW 28 July 2000), was appointed last August, following a strategic pitch.


The next Friday Late View is happening on Friday 25 March from 6-10pm. It is entitled Illustrate! and is dedicated to the renaissance of illustration, celebrating the versatility of today’s influential practitioners. Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.


Will the credibility of the design team at BBC Broadcast be affected by the corporation’s sale of the division? And if so, why?

Ride again

Vespa has just launched a new model, the LX. Has the 60-year-old company managed to combine innovation to remain true to the original design classic?

CSD website by Green Cathedral

The Chartered Society of Designers is this week relaunching its website, www.csd.org.uk, created by Cambridge design group Green Cathedral. The CSD says it will bar clients looking for free pitches. CSD chief executive Frank Peters says the organisation plans to launch a series of professional services for members via the site, including design protection, copyright, […]

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