26 April 2001

New recruit for Design House

Design House is believed to have appointed Nettec joint creative director Tim Webb-Jenkins as creative director for corporate services. He will sit on the Design House board, replacing Marcus Haslam who left last month to go freelance (DW 23 March). Webb-Jenkins was on paternity leave and unavailable for comment as Design Week went to press. […]

Design Group bottles Traidcraft

Independent fair trade organisation Traidcraft is to launch a range of wines with packaging designs by The Design Group. Traidcraft is also considering relaunching its range of teas and coffees.

Dunlop exercises getting dirty as new fashion

Dunlop has created a range of dirty plimsolls to save you the bother of wearing them in. Designed in-house by Stefan ‘Stex’ Resch, the pre-soiled Dirty Flash shoes are twice the price of normal Dunlops, although you’ll find second-hand shops selli

Broadsheets too wide for women’s arms

It seems women can’t handle broadsheet newspapers because their arms are too short. But the Daily Telegraph, which makes no secret of its desire to attract more female readers, is nobly addressing the problem. It is planning to lop a few vital centimetres off its width to assist women who commute grapple with its immense […]

New contracts put Wheel back on track

Recently demerged digital media group Wheel has won two mobile phone projects in a move that should help to lift the consultancy’s fortunes. Wins in the last few days from BT Cellnet and Hutchison 3G could reverse the fortunes of the group, which was forced to cut 70 staff from its London office last month […]

Digest

WPP Group-owned Addison has appointed Peter Bonnici as creative strategy director. Bonnici, who this year sold his independent design consultancy Good Company, says his role is to ‘align strategy and design within the company’.

Museum looks for new head

The British Museum is about to embark on a search for a head of design to replace Margaret Hall, whose 36-year reign ended with her retirement in February. In the short term, her role is being filled by head of exhibitions and design, Geoff House. The museum is in the process of re-examining the structure […]

The design industry is losing vital creative talent

I graduated last summer with a first class honours degree in product design. After achieving this result, I felt the world was my oyster, and I was generally very positive that I was going to gain employment in a large company very quickly. After sending some 50 applications and spending a fortune on colour photocopying, […]

Ironically Ironic

Steven Heller’s book Icons of Graphic Design looks at 100 great graphics projects, but Michael Johnson isn’t sure if he agrees with Heller’s conclusions.

Ann Summers in brand revamp

Adult brand Ann Summers has appointed interiors consultancy Silver & Co and graphics group MHG for a far-reaching redesign of its core brand, which will launch in October.

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