CDT Design founder Mike Dempsey has been made a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, after election by the AGI International Assembly.

Culture Secretary Chris Smith this week launched the Millennium Voyager, a mobile exhibition showcasing activities funded by the Millennium Commission. The roadshow was created by Lloyd Northover Citigate, and is to embark on a tour of 23 towns and cities around the UK.

Michael Johnson, design director of Johnson Banks, Chris O’Shea, executive creative director of ad agency Banks Hoggins O’Shea, and Graham Watson, creative director of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, have all been elected to the executive of the British Design and Art Direction.

The latest in the rapidly growing Shimla Pinks chain of Indian restaurants, owned by parent group Concepts & Cuisine, has opened in Nottingham, with interiors by local group Philip Watts Design. The site follows examples in Birmingham, Solihull, Glasgow, London and Oxford by distancing itself from the traditional curry house. It has a modern look, with features such as the sinks in the toilets, which are formed from a single sheet of glass.

Atlanta software company Manhattan Associates has appointed Soukias Jones to carry out design and strategy work on an ongoing basis, following the client’s entry into the UK.

Januzzi Smith has created the logo for RIBA Brownfields First, a Royal Institute of British Architects initiative to encourage the development of brownfield sites.

Wingate and Moon is to refurbish and expand Paperchase’s flagship store in London’s Tottenham Court Road. The store will be expanded to three floors.

Inflate used a dip-moulded cover for the Super Furry Animals’ latest CD release to reflect the cartoonish nature of the band’s image and music. ‘The client originally wanted an inflatable cover, but this would have been too expensive and presented too many logistical problems. This creates a similar impression and is much more economical,’ according to Inflate design director Nick Crosbie. The CD is named Out Spaced and comes with a booklet, created by record label Creation Record’s in-house designer. The CD is about to hit the shops in a choice of yellow, blue or black covers to increase the on-shelf impact says Crosbie.

Kinnersley Kent is designing the children’s clothing area and Hosker Moore & Kent the photography section, for Boots’ new-look shop in Bluewater. Last week DW reported it was the other way around.

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