Designed by Mervyn Kurlansky, Image Bank’s The Book aims to blur the edges between a standard catalogue and a coffee table book. Each of the 12 section dividers is by a different designer, including Mark Farrow and Jonathan Jeffrey of Farrow Design, and Pentagram’s John Rushworth and Angus Hyland.

Fieldwork Design Consultants has created the first retail installation for French skincare company Decleor, at Selfridges’ London store.

Travel agent Going Places has introduced a new range of recruitment literature, created by Redhouse Lane, as part of the Government-sponsored Modern Apprenticeships scheme.

Montage Bridgewater Barron in Manchester has designed a brochure for Armitage Shanks to launch its new range of bathroom furniture.

Lyons Ames, now Lyons Associates, and Wace Corporate Packaging have both won gold medals in the Starpack 1998 awards, for Boots’ Kyusu range and Marks & Spencer media pack respectively.

Façade Design has created a suite of literature for The Cupola Group, a regional development capital and operating group with headquarters in Dubai.

Brown Inc has developed packaging and graphics for Leoma, the winner of the Royal College of Art/ International Fine Fragrances Concepts Competition. It was created by RCA final-year student Karen Scott.

Industry watchdog Ofgas has released its latest annual report, designed by Redhouse Lane. A smaller version of the document is to be produced for the general public. The report features Gus, a cartoon character introduced in the Ofgas campaign, to highlight changes in the deregulated gas in-dustry. Competition, metering and price are among the issues covered by the report, which seeks to present the complicated gas market in an accessible way.

The first article in the Consultancy series appears on page 26 of this issue. It will look at issues in the business of design consultancy, and will appear in the last issue of every month, replacing of Practice.

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