26 February 1998

New identities for Bedford arts organisations

Bluegreen Design Consultants has created two new identities for Bedford Borough Council’s arts organisations. The Bedford Museum and the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery next door both sport new identities. The gallery’s marque is derived from elements from the William Burges Room, which celebrates the work of Victorian architect William Burges, says Tony Wheatley, who is […]

Light lunch

Lunching ladies have created a gap in the lucrative drinks market. Clare Dowdy charts the brand development of a wine-maker’s new reduced alcohol drink

RCA seeks to upgrade facilities

The Royal College of Art is seeking to dramatically improve its public and teaching facilities with the announcement of two building projects. The London postgraduate college is seeking 9m Lottery funding to extend its galleries and lecture theatres. A 12m scheme has been drawn up by Su Rogers, the original architect of the interiors. The […]

Café culture moves into UK department stores

UK department stores are following their US counterparts, revamping their restaurant operations to offer a wider choice of strongly branded formats. Callcott Anderson Design Associates has created the names and concepts for three new branded restaurant and café formats for department store Bentalls. “We wanted to create three specific brands. Encore is a café where […]

Dome selection process shows appalling lack of direction

We commiserate with our anonymous fellow designer (Dome wasted my company’s time with selection process, DW Letters, 20 February). As a small company, we at Edit count the cost of free-pitching and occasionally suffer for our size in competitive tenders. However, I am appalled that Millennium Central asked design groups to tender without supplying them […]

CGI simplifies ICI’s visual identity system

ICI’s logo is being revamped and its visual identity programme simplified by Corporate Graphics International. – The chemicals giant bought Unilever’s four speciality chemicals businesses last July for 4.

Nice packet

Many clients think they can’t afford to invest in redesigned packaging – but it can increase value, enhance the brand and actually be cost-effective.

Student paper prize

The 20th Guardian/NUS Student Media Awards is offering a design category for the second year. The Student Publication Designer of the Year is open to students working on their college magazine or newspaper. The winner will spend a week working in The Guardian’s design department and will also receive a ‘large cash prize’. Call 0171-272 […]

LT group to be standardised

London group Associated Design Consultants has been appointed to standardise the identities of London Transport and its subsidiary companies. The consultancy is creating identity guidelines, stationery and literature for London Transport and subsidiaries London Underground and London Transport Buses. It is also working on identity guidelines, stationery and literature for London Transport’s latest subsidiary, Tramlink, […]

Credit cards

Art meets design on the Internet in the latest collaboration by The Research Business International and Central St Martins College of Art and Design. TRBI, which sponsored the college’s fine art degree show last year, has launched a new competition for BA students in fine art with prize money totalling 3000. Students were asked to […]

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