25 January 2001

Royal Mail embraces the Great British Weather

Royal Mail is attempting to make postage stamps more fun with the launch of a series entitled Great British Weather. The first class stamp is the first to use heat-sensitive ink. It features a cloud that changes from the ‘dark and gloomy’ to a ‘cheerful sky blue’ when it is rubbed. Cats and dogs are […]

Dixon promoted to top creative position at Attik

The Attik is set to make important changes to the running of its UK creative teams, with the appointment of Simon Dixon to its top European creative job, creative director for the UK and Europe. A spokesman says the reshuffle is unrelated to last week’s resignation of London managing director Tim Watson. A new creative […]

Jupiter styles hairdresser’s website

Midlands consultancy Jupiter Design has created a website for London celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke (www.nickyclarke.co.uk). The site, which launched last week, offers advice direct from Clarke, plus tips on hair problems. Future plans include on-line salon bookings and real-time consultations with the long-locked crimper.

Why is communication in the public sector criticised?

I write to add our support to last week’s Comment (DW 12 January). Civil Service critics fail to see the big picture, urging all those involved in design to enter into debate about the positive value it brings to Government and ultimately those that Government serves. For years, Government was criticised as being monolithic and […]

Andrex on a roll with Brown KSDP

Brown KSDP has created a new pan-European visual identity and packaging design for Andrex as the UK’s biggest selling toilet tissue fights off competition from Procter and Gamble’s multi-million pound launch Charmin. Brown KSDP was appointed following a five-way, unpaid creative pitch against unnamed consultancies. According to Kimberley-Clark marketing manager Sarah Clarke, the redesign responds […]

Electric kingdom

Digital Solutions is a show for cutting-edge interactive design. Yolanda Zappaterra meets some exponents

Digest

Extract has designed a dentist examining room-style chair with a computer table attached, to allow patients to surf the Internet, watch films, play video games and listen to music.

Tollit quits Eva Jiricna

Jon Tollit is leaving Eva Jiricna Architects at the end of next week after 15 years with the practice. He has not confirmed his next move, but will reveal his plans in the next few weeks. Tollit, who is a director, joined the practice a year after it was established. It is not known how […]

Digest

Design House has designed the identity for Belgian hi-tech company Acunia, formerly known as SmartMove.

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