27 January 2005

£200M Lottery fund for playgrounds

In a move that should benefit designers, the Government has earmarked £200m of Lottery funding to improve children’s play areas across the country. The announcement by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell

Chairman of Guggenheim Museum resigns

The chairman of the Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lewis, has resigned over plans to expand the US-headquartered museum into a worldwide brand, according to press reports in the New York Times.

Newspaper Marketing Agency Insight Event

No One commissioned Alan Kitching to design the invitations for last week’s Newspaper Marketing Agency Insight Event for advertising creative teams, which took place at the offices of The Guardian

Wolff Olins’ logo a new kid in town

Wolff Olins has designed the identity and brand strategy for the new town of Bracknell, ahead of proposals to redevelop the South of England conurbation. The consultancy was appointed by

Red Design video for new Quantic release

Jazz/disco/funk band Quantic releases the single So Long this month, with an accompanying video designed by Brighton group Red Design. Released on the Tru Thoughts label, the video was produced

Wake for Will Richardson

A wake will be held this Friday 28 January for Will Richardson, who died on 12 December 2004, aged 50. Richardson worked for the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British

Aegis Group absorbs De-construct

Independent media buyer Aegis Group has acquired De-construct in a £4.8m deal payable over three years. It will join the UK branch of Isobar, the group’s global digital network, launched

Vox pop

Following the furore over Prince Harry wearing Nazi insignia in public, should there be an EU-wide ban on the swastika symbol, which is already banned in Germany?

Siegel & Gale promotes Noah Marmaduke

Siegel & Gale, the US-based consultancy that is considering re-establishing a UK presence, has promoted its Los Angeles managing director Noah Marmaduke to president and chief operating officer of the

Show your true colours

An interior redesign at the Royal Commonwealth Society was a stylish way to communicate the organisation’s new strategy.

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