26 November 1998

Carte Blanche creates Sweaty Betty interiors

Carte Blanche has created the identity and interiors for Sweaty Betty, a women’s sportswear shop aimed at body-conscious 20-30-year-olds. The first shop opened on 14 November in London’s Westbourne Grove. Sweaty Betty is a start-up operation, founded by ex-Knickerbox buyer Tamara Hill-Norton. “No one is catering for women properly in the sports market. And with […]

BT’s combined roster ‘inundated’

BT has been inundated with enquiries for its first combined new media and print roster and for a review of its existing design for print roster. The closing date for application is tomorrow. The new roster will cater for BT’s more integrated communications projects and may include groups currently on its design for print and […]


Photolibraries are a valuable resource for designers. The best are a repository for the work of top photographers specialist material and images from across the globe. While most creatives would ideally like to commission their own shots, art directed to meet their exact requirements, this isn’t always feasible. Cost and time are usually the main […]


Organised by the Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, Art Select is an exhibition of work selected from more than 600 artists who have taken part in the fair in the past five years. Paintings, sculptures and photographs feature at the event which takes place on 28-29 November. Venue: BAC, Battersea Old Town Hall, Lavender Hill, London […]

Coutts joins the Net

Private banking firm Coutts has joined the Internet with a web-site designed by The Identica Partnership. The site was created to promote a broader range of wealth management services and provide a platform from which to grow Coutts’ online activity. An entry to online banking is planned in 1999. James Collins of The Identica Partnership […]

Cadbury’s Smoooth operator

Cadbury’s Chocolate Spread has been rebranded by Maidenhead group Nine Yards in preparation for a relaunch in January. – Nine Yards and client Chivers Hartley came up with the new name Cadbury’s Smoooth as part of the product’s positioning as a more versa

Digital art loses its way

Trying to define digital art through scientific means is a fruitless exercise, says Peter Hall, which only serves to complicate issues when we should be simplifying them.

The stock market

Once upon a time there were picture libraries. Operating a bit like one man and his dog, these archives usually consisted of a filing cabinet stocked with the specialist work of one photographer and were generally located in the individual’s living room. As images became increasingly more valuable as a commodity, and more photographers caught […]

Telefonica identity by DEDB

Spanish telephone company Telefonica has unveiled its new corporate identity, by Diefenbach Elkins Davies Baron, as part of a 6bn restructuring programme. The group aims to become a multinational communications company serving Latin America. The logo was commissioned 18 months ago. According to Telefonica general director Manuel Garcia Duran, DEDB was chosen for its ability […]

Time to stop the rot of design body infighting

As Hamlet’s friend Marcellus might say, something is rotten in London’s Farringdon. The departure of Chartered Society of Designers acting director Maria Luniw after only six months in the job suggests that all is still not well in an industry body dogged by financial and political problems. A conspiracy of silence among CSD officials means […]

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