25 February 1999


Contract design and retail outlet Artworks hosts the UK launch of Fantastic Plastic Elastic by Ron Arad on 3 March. Venue: Artworks, 21-22 Upper Street, Islington, London N1.

Making light

There are three career routes into architectural lighting design – 90 per cent of practitioners start in theatrical lighting, engineering or architecture. But, the man who recently became lighting design

DCMS saves on unified identity

The Department for Culture Media and Sport is already claiming cost-savings on stationery bearing its new identity, which makes its debut this week after a two-year 79 000 project by

Parisian design plans

International PR and corporate communications consultancy Burson-Marsteller has plans to set up a new design and advertising division in Paris. ‘We are considering it but nothing is confirmed,’ says Burson-Marsteller


Award winning entries from this year’s Images 23 competition will be exhibited from 2-12 March. Contact: Emily Glass at the Association of Illustrators on 0171-733 2955/5844. Venue: Royal College of

Ernst & Young design awards

Accountancy group Ernst & Young has launched a competition to design and manufacture the trophies for its inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year award scheme. The competition is open to any

Content to read

It may sound like sacrilege to the terminally trendy, but many of the current crop of fashion and lifestyle magazines go further than being a victory of style over content.

Size over substance

Steve Cooper asks why projects involving putting a couple of lines of Helvetica Italic under an existing symbol go to large groups like Team Saatchi and never to small consultancies

Country Decor dares to update

WALLPAPER manufacturer Country Decor is fighting back against the trend to ignore wallpaper with a new corporate identity created by Leeds consultancy Dare! The identity repositions the manufacturer which is

A night on the tiles

If you’re planning a visit to free- lance designer/client match-maker Crimson, don’t mention managing director Cathy Burns’ ankle. Working late one night, Burns popped across the corridor to the kitchen,

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