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, according to Fords’ chief executive and managing director Martin Law. Law will now sit on the Arno European board. Fords director David Morris will be […]

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, and also the biggest employer of vets and nurses, with some 44 veterinary centres and 145 charity shops. Implementation of the rebranding will be completed […]


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 as a tourist venue, or design a welcome pack for a shopaholics club.

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 world, features a range of free-standing gondolas, plus fixed wall bays. A unitary socket system allows arms, shelves, signage and lightboxes to be plugged in, […]


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 attract a title sponsor worth £190 000, or six corporate partners at £30 000 each.


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. Targeted at children between the ages of four and 11, the disc may now be given a national release.

Paris showcase planned for Glasgow Collection

The Glasgow Collection is to be showcased at the British Embassy in Paris, as part of a drive to raise Glasgow’s profile as a world class centre for design. Further international venues are expected to be found soon. The exhibit, which was a central part of Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture and Design, opens […]

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 next month. The identity will be applied to relevant literature, advertising and direct mail. The service is aimed at Birmingham’s varied business community, which, it […]

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 are three of the 11 classifications which will celebrate originality, innovation and excellence in the television industry. The decision to give the Craft Awards an […]

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 Wilhide, it benefits from undisclosed access to all the key players involved in the construction of the Dome. The NMEC photographic archive, scrupulously filed in […]

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