27 March 2003

Call for entries

Go Digital is the first automotive digital design competition, with a ‘lifestyle scenario’ brief to create innovative yet realistic vehicle designs, with a closing date of 5 May. Judges include Ford Executive director of design Peter Horbury and Saab executive director of design Michael Mauer. Contact: www.opticore.com/go digital for further details. Mental health is the […]

Craton: an inspirational man who will be missed

It is with great regret, and immense sadness, that I write to inform you of the death of David Craton. David founded Craton Lodge and Knight in 1972, with Don Knight and Creenagh Lodge, the latter is still chairman of Corporate Edge, CLK’s direct descenda

Spirit group chain updates its offer

Cambridge-based Ware Anthony Rust has developed brand guidelines and marketing materials for independent pub company Spirit Group’s 70-strong Qs chain. Posters, menus and leaflets bearing the designs will be rolling out over the next six weeks. Aimed at young, aspiring couples – broadly in the 25-40 age range – the chain currently has a northern […]

Brand Frontier identity an ideal vessel for MAV

Venture capitalist Maritime Asset Ventures will set sail next week with a six-figure identity by Brand Frontier, which has also created an identity for Aurora, the client’s £9m, 50m-long private charter yacht. The consultancy won the work last December without a pitch. Brand Frontier business development director Mark Pinder expects MAV to become an on-going […]

Design Council message shows off interactive skills

While it simply would not be practical for the Design Council to communicate directly with all the UK’s four million SMEs, we do work very hard and effectively to ensure we reach as many of them as possible (Letters, DW 13 March). We generate extensive and substantial coverage of our work in national, local and […]

Decorative touch

Clare Dowdy visits the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition Art Deco to surround herself in the movement’s geometric designs and bold colours

Springetts squeezes out Del Monte repacking job

Springetts has revamped packaging for Cirio Del Monte’s ranges of pure fruit juices, as the company moves to counter the threat of own-brand products and target a younger audience. Products are expected to go on shelf at the start of next month. The work gives the range a more consistent brand look following the introduction […]

It’s time to come together to make the festival work

It is no surprise that John Sorrell has lofty ambitions for the London Design Festival, which kicks off this September. Such is the way with the man who masterminded the Design Council’s transformation from being an unwieldy bureaucracy to becoming the more effective and focused organisation we have now. But even he is going to […]

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