This week two large-scale design projects in Sheffield, until now shrouded in uncertainty, are on the verge of resolution. The 15m National Centre for Popular Music in Sheffield will shortly appoint a consultancy to work on identity, graphics and signage for the centre, due to open early next year. Interiors are being created by project […]
Simple solutions are creeping back into the workplace, as new methods of working are introduced and clients no longer have the budgets for complex office furniture systems with multiple components. ABC, a new furniture system by Claudio Bellini and John Bennett at Atelier Bellini consists of just three pieces – a storage unit, worktable and […]
Digital TV is on its way to a screen near you very soon, yet few people know what it is. Andrew Mylius explains what it means and how it will affect viewing
Allen International has brought in Malcolm Parkinson as non-executive chairman to free up managing director Mike Allen. – Parkinson was managing director of Siegel & Gale for two and a half years to August 1996.
Two things are evident about multimedia this year: more consultancies are doing it, often alongside other disciplines; and more are telling us about it. That said, with more players in the field, there seems to be less reward to be had by way of design fee-income. Domino Systems, which topped the chart with 1.86m last […]
The V&A is staging an exhibition of colourful and influential posters from the museum’s vast archive. Liz Farrelly gets a sneak preview of the preparations.
Cambridge Consultants has once more topped Design Week’s Top 100 chart of UK design groups, reporting almost 20 per cent growth in fee-income during 1997. The level of growth is in line with several groups, including WPP’s Enterprise Identity Group which holds second place in the Top 100 and heads the global list. Its UK […]
I first heard of John Grey after reading an article about the agency he set up, representing a portfolio of independent graphic designers. I thought I should give him a call and six months later, in 1987, sharing the same philosophy, we launched Halpin Grey Vermeir with Geoff Halpin. A few weeks later, we won […]
The National Grid Company has appointed Fishburn Hedges to rationalise its visual identity, and to produce guidelines to ensure its consistent use. The group will design two brochures for National Grid. Its existing identity, developed by Pentagram in 1989, will still form the basis of the project.
Trickett & Webb spearheaded the design of a new line of health and travel products for Boots The Chemists in partnership with Royal & Sun Alliance.
Design groups are to be offered a new resource, aimed at helping them to understand the needs and desires of disabled consumers. Design for Ability, a collaborative group formed by educationalists at Central St Martins College, design groups, disabled people and professional carers, has launched a CD-ROM of quantitative consumer research tailored to the disabled. […]
Radley Yeldar has designed a corporate brochure for Diageo, the company created from the Guinness and Grand Met merger (DW 7 November 1997). According to the client, the consultancy won the job after a three-way unpaid creative pitch against Carr Kamasa, which has designed numerous annual reports for Grand Met, and Wolff Olins, which came […]