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The Insurance Ombudsman Bureau has launched its 1998 annual report, designed and printed by Blue Goose Design.

The Design Museum has appointed Deepend Design to create its inaugural website, which is due to launch in the summer to coincide with the museum’s tenth anniversary.

Arsenal Football Club has appointed Quartz Presentations to design and build a club stand for the BBC Match of the Day Live show, to be held at Birmingham’s NEC next month.

The BBC Natural History Unit will be taking a close look at animals which seem to display paranormal powers in its next series. SuperNatural, created over two years, is the sequel to Supersense, which gave viewers an animal-eye view of the world. BBC Resources graphic design director Sarah Grigg was given the task of creating visual effects to represent electro-magnetic fields, auras and smells.

The British Airways London Eye in London, destined to be the world’s largest observation wheel when completed, will feature a symbolic lighting scheme created by lighting artist Yann Kersale.

Redhouse Lane has created a new identity for computer services company Network Interlinks.

Virgin’s forthcoming classical release Extasia, featuring the requiem of contemporary French composer Jean Caroire alongside that of 12th century composer Hildergard von Bingen, is due to be released in the UK later this year. The sleeve design for the Virgin Classics CD was realised by London consultancy Solid. Virgin Classics art director Jeremy Hall says: ‘The design has a different approach to most Virgin Classics releases – there is a crossover with more mass market music.’ The project was conceived by Malcolm Bruno.

Marketing services consultancy Circus has promoted David Prideaux and Simon Mottram to partners. Both men joined Circus at its launch in January 1998, Prideaux from Bates Dorland and Mottram from Interbrand Newell and Sorrell.

See Feature, page 35

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