27 March 1997

Gatwick Express luxury fleet in line for rebrand

A change in name or identity for the Gatwick Express as part of the line’s plan to bring in high specification rolling stock is now “almost a certainty”, says Gatwick Express commercial director Derek Brickell. The company has a preferred bidder for the production of the luxury fleet, to be in operation in 1999, and […]


An uplifting experience will be available next month at Pentagram, which will be hosting an exhibition of specially created Wonderbras. Designed by the likes of Paul Smith, Mary Quant, Design Week favourites the Spice Girls and, curiously, boxer Lennox Lewis, the bras will first be worn by 25 competitors in the London Marathon, to raise […]

Jarvis White will bring Naafi into the Nineties

Naafi, which has supplied tea bags and foodstuffs to military personnel and their families since 1921, has updated its visual identity for the first time since 1989. Introduction of the new identity coincides with the announcement that convenience retailer Spar is to take over the operation of Naafi’s 200 UK stores. The retail changes mean […]

Leave ROMs alone and drop double standards

You seem to be deliberately courting controversy in a recent issue (Taking a ROM turn, DW 14 March) – prematurely celebrating the death of the CD-ROM when we all know that many businesses in the UK don’t yet even own a computer with a CD drive (not just a dig at the PC)… While we’re […]


Eternally Yours… yours forever is an international congress in The Hague on products which age with dignity. Speakers include Ezio Manzini, Domus Academy, Michael McCoy from the Cranbrook Academy, Chicago, and John Thackara, director of the Dutch Design Institute. On 17 and 18 April. Details: 00 31 70 3658730.

Andersen hives off design unit

Andersen Consulting’s design arm, Creative Design Services, is being separated from the business and technology consultancy and may be sold to Sampson Tyrrell Enterprise or another design group. Andersen Consulting “has done a strategic review of [its] internal design function and is investigating a number of options, one of which is outsourcing the function,” says […]

BBC’s classical CD-ROM is a team effort

Thank you for the article on women in new media (DW 7 March). It is inspiring to read about some of the interesting things that are happening in the design of new media. While the article was very positive, it is important to note there were some absences in the information. What we create within […]

Secret pavilion team

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is in final discussions with a consultancy to design the UK pavilions for Expo 98 Lisbon and Expo 2000 Hanover, after an eight-way paid creative pitch. The FCO declines to name the consultancy.

Redman wins museum revamp

Redman Design Associates has been selected to design new sections of Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery, the country’s oldest municipal museum outside London. The contract follows a 3.75m Heritage Lottery Fund award to the institution. Expansion will see the museum extend into space previously occupied by the library, which has relocated. Redman will work on […]

Where’s Wally Olins?

BBC 2’s Money Programme is all design-aware this spring. First Brewer Riddiford waxed lyrical about the Penguin/Puffin copycat palaver, and now it’s Wolff Olins’ turn. In December 1995, Wally’s gang produced research called Made In UK, on what the country stands for as a brand. Now the programme makers have decided to follow it up. […]


‘Either you pay more for some imported stuff or you risk going blind’ – Design Bridge’s Phil Lawder on the middle market gap for vodka in Eastern Europe

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