27 January 2000

Arno enters UK with Fords deal

Bristol retail and point-of-purchase consultancy Fords Design Group has been acquired by the privately owned German point-of-purchase company Arno. Fords will retain its name and control of its day-to-day operations,

Hero wins pitch for Animal charity

Hero has won a three-way credentials pitch against unnamed rivals to rebrand charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals. The PDSA is the largest veterinary aid group in the UK,


Dishonest students up for Donside Awards Students entering the The Donside Awards for graphic design this year are to be asked to tell a lie convincingly, sell the Bermuda Triangle

Speedo system takes shape

Leading swimwear manufacturer Speedo International is launching a new in-store merchandising system next week, developed by Leicester design consultancy Checkland Kindleysides. The system, which will go into outlets around the


An international initiative to encourage and reward 15-18 year-old potential designers is looking for working creatives to spend a day each in a school. Young Designers 2000 also wants to


Beaconsfield consultancy Milestone has designed, written and produced an educational CD-Rom about noise pollution. Commissioned by South Bucks District Council, the project, aimed at schools, has been sponsored by BAA.

Start up program

With high technology and digital media in mid-boom, it’s still a good time to invest in start-ups, whether funded personally, or by venture capitalists

The missing ingredient

According to David Bernstein, innovation is about making something work without its vital component. But the outdated versions usually hang around

Advantage identity for IT training drive

Birmingham consultancy The Design Advantage has developed the identity and interiors for IT works, a new IT training service. The initiative is due to be launched by Birmingham Community College

Bafta adds design prizes

The British Academy of Film and Television has introduced three design-related categories to the inaugural Bafta Television Craft Awards, taking place on 30 April. Design, costume design and graphic design

The Millennium Dome

With a foreword by Prime Minister Tony Blair, this is the official book documenting the building of one of the most controversial projects in Britain. Written by design writer Elizabeth

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