For the second successive year, Leicester design consultancy Ratcliffe Fowler has created the Signet Group’s Watch Review, which is being distributed to all Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis stores this week. The 48-page publication, featuring an array of exclusive watch brands including Hugo Boss, Gucci, Tag Heuer and Omega, is produced annually and is available […]
In answer to Gillian Gutman (Letters, DW 12 November), although I would agree that Mac experience is vital, so is the ability to be creative without total machine-dependence. Although we use the latest software packages, we still encourage our designers to brainstorm ideas as a team, as well as use that archaic design tool – […]
Marketplace Design is launching a digital media product development arm, MTwo, in a bid to double its turnover from digital projects over the next year. The business will officially launch within the next month. “The aim of MTwo is to drive brand, its values, expressions, and emotional engagement through experiential virtual environments,” says Marketplace development […]
Cellular and open plan systems failed as office models. In the wake of London show Workplace, Jeremy Myerson looks at some alternative solutions
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Fonda’s Scott Rozier has hit the headlines again. A Diary regular for his fierce dancing on Top of the Pops, Rozier was caught harassing Radio 1 DJ Jo Wiley. Visiting the show’s Web page, to see if Wiley’s jumper of the day merited an abusive e-mail, Rozier spied a bright pink handbag on a male […]
Coutts, the private banking arm of Nat West, is launching an Internet banking site designed by Revolution. Coutts head of e-commerce Damian Richardson says: ‘We wanted to revitalise our digital presence to enhance our position as a world-class provider o
Photographers agency Peter Bailey is to introduce a twice yearly broadsheet brochure in the new year, designed by Browns. Titled Seen Through the Eyes of… the publication features full page close-up images of the eyes of photographers, shot by Simon McComb. The work of each photographer is shown on later pages.
Deepend has developed on-line support for Ikea’s latest ad campaign, handled by ad agency St Luke’s.
International law firm Norton Rose has appointed Soukias Jones to develop its literature guidelines. It is the first such appointment the law group has made. Soukias Jones won a six-way credentials pitch held in London, against unnamed rivals, to develop a stronger brand image for Norton Rose across its print communications. “We have just started […]
Asda Fresh local community stores are being developed without the services of a lead design consultancy. The Wal-Mart owned supermarket plans to launch 50 Asda Fresh stores worth £75m (DW 19 November).
Found Associates is redesigning the 386m2 offices of Uk-Invest.com, which provides a 24-hour on-line financial news and market information service through its website.