Ex-DIA directors take Creative Leap forward

Three former directors of Design In Action are building a new consultancy in a joint venture with retail and leisure interiors outfit Torres Group. Ex-creative director Mark Chittenden, brands director

Battersea powers up

Plans for a 200m conversion of Battersea Power Station into one of Europe’s biggest leisure and entertainment centres have been given the go-ahead by Wandsworth Council. The project is being


A real-life version of Tele-Cine’s chameleon logo starred in the design of the company’s new brochure and postcards. Blueprint Design wanted to incorporate the identity of the post-production house into

Four on track for rail identity

Newly formed freight concern English Welsh & Scottish Railway hopes to secure a consultancy this week to work up the winning design of its logo competition advertised through Rail magazine

The cybercafé society

Cybercafés are likely to become hang-outs for the tragically sad if they don’t diversify and exploit hardware’s built-in obsolescence, while design teachers and typeface designers are learning that the technology

Don’t make way for the wannabe subculture

With regard to Mike Horseman’s article (DW Education Supplement, 12 July), there is also another contributory factor to the over population of non-creative designers, and this is the increasing number

Co-op rosters six-pack

CWS Retail is reviewing the design roster for its Co-op chain of supermarkets – the UK’s fifth largest food retailer. A CWS spokeswoman claims the roster is complete and confirms


Planet has redesigned the Blackthorn Cider range for the brand’s owner Matthew Clark Taunton. The group has also redesigned Holsten Pils with a new bottle shape. Computer company ICL is

Stonehenge design out to tender

English Heritage is inviting bids to tender for the design and operation of a 65m visitor centre at Stonehenge. Earlier concepts by Edward Cullinan Architects and the then James Gardner

Group makes new contacts in Amsterdam

Three-year-old London corporate graphics group Contacts Design Consultants has opened an offshoot in Amsterdam. Called Contacts Communications, the new company is headed by Contacts’ European marketing director Conny van der

Money troubles

The secrecy behind the pitch and design commission of new European currency has turned the exercise into a fiasco, says Joost Smiers. Joost Smiers is director of the Central for

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