24 October 1996

RTKL in huge retail centre job

RKTL’s Dallas headquarters has worked with its Los Angeles office to design a 94m retail and entertainment project. At 167 000m2, the Grapevine Mills complex located between Dallas and Fort Worth will be the biggest retail environment built in the US next

Legal firm witnesses a new identity

Newly merged law firm Dibb Lupton Alsop, the seventh largest in the UK, has unveiled its new corporate identity designed by Spencer Landor. The fast-track project followed last month’s merger between Dibb Lupton Broomhead and Alsop Wilkinson, which created a firm with 1500 staff and turnover of 100m (DW 13 September). Spencer Landor creative partner […]

WTS takeover talks continue

There is still no deal between Rodney Fitch and packaging group Wickens Tutt Southgate, though talks about a takeover continue. A WTS spokeswoman says only: ‘Wickens Tutt Southgate is still in discussion with a number of groups.’ The latest to be linked to WTS is The Sandom Partnership. But talks between the consultancies were inconclusive.

Trainspotters are off the rails

Sometimes you can’t even take a painted train carriage into the open air to photograph it, for fear of zoom lenses and other nosy parkers. Not only must you stay on the alert for enemy spies and press leaks, there are individuals hounding stations with a lust for trains and all they stand for. Simon […]

Net gains for fish logo creators

That Fish is scaling global heights. After swimming to the surface as Addison’s logo, designed by Michael Wolff in the late Eighties, in September it was plunged by Wolff Olins into the somewhat polluted British Gas pond, where it has been floundering eve


Thursday 7 November 6.30pm If signs grab you, you might be interested in this Sign Design Society event. Railtrack’s architecture and design manager Clive Brandon and signing and graphics co-ordinator Barry Gray discuss the railway architect’s view of sig

Italians win DoE job

Italian architect Tagliaventi & Associates of Bologna has won the design competition to replace the Department of the Environment’s HQ in London’s Marsham Street, due for demolition next year.


Limestone floors, gold leaf wall panels and a glamourous sweeping staircase dominate the new Valentino store in London’s Sloane Street, designed by Hosker Moore & Kent.

Multimedia kiosks set to boom

Retail designers must sharpen up their act if they want to exploit the predicted boom in multimedia retail kiosks. Findings from a European Commission-backed trial show multimedia kiosks are set to take the high street by storm, despite earlier disappoint

Wagamama looks to diversify

Wagamama is looking at ways of diversifying its brand into other areas while building up its Japanese noodle bar chain. The company is currently looking at how it could expand its core values and transfer them to other fields such as retail and hotels, sa

Pentagram maps out small-town America

Disney’s new planned community, conceived to embody the best qualities of small town America, has environmental graphics and a town seal designed by Pentagram in New York. Celebration in Florida “combines state-of-the-art ingenuity with the home town traditions… a place where real people live, work, go to school and play”, says a Disney spokesman. Pentagram […]

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