26 January 1995

Italian state railway identity

XMPR’s corporate identity for the Italian State Railway – one of the largest of its kind in Europe – is unveiled this week at the Italian Trade Centre, after two years’ intensive study into the minutiae of this enormous communication package. The identity is part of a country-wide bid to improve the railway’s image and […]

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Isn’t that John McNeece, Alex McCuaig and the designers from McNeece and Met Studio pulling the much-maligned QE2? No, but they do spring to mind when one looks at Gennady Gushchin’s Barge Haulers with the Atomic Ship, part of an exhibition called New Art from Moscow and St Petersburg. The show is on until 18 […]

Impressionism in Britain

Survey of the development of Impressionism in Britain, featuring over 200 different works. Until 7 May. – Venue: Barbican Art Gallery, Level 8, Barbican Centre, London EC2.

Museums seek lottery windfall

Two major museums have finalised design plans and are applying for National Lottery cash. – The Tate Gallery has announced that Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have won an international competition to design a Museum of Modern Art at

Clients deliver some unpalatable messages

One of the biggest surprises Vicky Sargent and I encountered in preparing our series on clients is the huge gap between what designers think are the priorities for clients and what clients are actually concerned about. Hence our carefully prepared agenda were often put aside as the relevance of questions well rehearsed within design left […]


1994 Pictor/Fuji Photo Competition – Friday 27 January – Winners and runners-up in the Pictor/Fuji Photo competition on the themes of success, emotion, power and communication.

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Stocks Austin Sice has designed the Capital Radio group’s 1994 annual report and accounts using dramatic typography to reflect the group’s increased portfolio of ten radio stations. Described by the consultancy as `stimulating and exciting visual images’, the series of messages aims to reinforce Capital’s `dynamism’.

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Hoop La! Meet the Right Hand Lady. She adorns a roll of wallpaper and is taken from a 1968 lithograph called Icarus by Allan Jones. The wallpaper is one of the 335 lots up for auction at Bonhams in London’s Knightsbridge as part of its biannual Twentieth Century Furniture & Design jamboree. Other goodies include […]

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The current season of four plays at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre Company is being promoted with posters designed by McIlroy Coates. The plays – Bedroom Farce, On Golden Pond, The Gowk Storm and Waiting for Godot – are given individual treatment within the family of posters. The poster for April’s production of Colin MacDonald’s The […]

Adopting the cross-disciplinary habit

I applaud the liaison between Design Week and the RIBA Architecture Centre over the Products of Desire show ( DW 20 January). Attempts such as these to break down barriers between design disciplines are to be encouraged. Students in particular should glean all they can from cross-disciplinary exercises. With work opportunities so scarce, designers need […]

EH6 remodels Historic Scotland’s identity

Historic Scotland, the Scottish equivalent of the National Trust, has a new identity designed by EH6 which will be featured in 330 properties and monuments. Historic Scotland, whose previous identity was designed in-house five years ago, chose EH6 after a proposals pitch from three Scottish groups. The identity was spurred by Historic Scotland’s move to […]

Don’t look to the Government for help

More on the subject of free- pitches I’m afraid, as I believe this to be the most important issue facing the profession at this time. Giles Velarde and Richard Fowler wrote last year urging that the Government step in (Letters, DW 30 September 1994). Well they might, for they, in the form of the Department […]

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