Mergers and acquisitions, the bedrock of corporate identity work, have fallen back, following the overheated activity in 2000, a new report by KMPG Corporate Finance finds. In the UK, like-for-like activity dropped in value by 71 per cent and 29 per cent in volume since 2000, according to the study. So far this year, M&A […]

Pressing ahead

According to Printing World, 20 per cent of all print will be digital by 2001. Some say the proportion could be even higher at 50 per cent. So like it or not, the digital age has arrived. Digital printing, first introduced eight years ago, has had a tough time fighting against the stigma associated with […]

Nine Yards treats frozen desserts

Nine Yards has designed the packaging for two Cadbury Flakeand Caramel-branded frozen desserts, manufactured by RHM, which launch in a few weeks. The consultancy was briefed to reflect the personalities of the chocolate brands in the packaging and break away from the “traditional hero product shot”, says Nine Yards director Andy Kirk. The desserts are […]

RIBA Awards honour the arts

The Royal Institute of British Architects announced 53 winners in its annual regional awards. Winners include the extension to London’s National Portrait Gallery by Dixon Jones, which was nominated for three other awards including the client of the year and the Adapt Trust access award. Other arts winners include The Lowry in Salford by Michael […]

‘Cabaret rock’ band would gig over design

EHSrealtime’s agency band Roy seems to be getting a bit of a following. The ‘cabaret rock’ band is made up of copywriters Paul Moulton and Nick Moffat, who are lead singer and bass player respectively, with art director Jon Cole on guitar and digital strategist Lazar Dzamic on drums. The band, which was formed two […]

Mintat pumps up Delek stations

Minale Tattersfield & Partners has been given the go-ahead for its redesign of petrol station forecourts for Israeli oil company Delek, which open in the autumn.

Designers need to sell concept of inclusivity to clients

It is encouraging to see that Comment (DW 21 June) focuses on that fundamental of the design profession and discipline, ‘inclusivity’. I began my career in design with the rather grandiose and perhaps conceited idea that what I could offer back to society at large, from the position I wished to adopt as a design […]


KMA Interactive Media has been retained to provide real-time graphics for Craig David’s appearance at Party In the Park 2001 on 8 July. The consultancy has worked with the pop star on three live events this year.

Partners brands Private Clients

The Partners has created the visual identity for Barclays’ nascent Private Clients brand, aimed at affluent UK and international customers. Barclays says Interbrand, The Partners and Corporate Edge pitched. Corporate Edge has been appointed to draw up corporate guidelines for Private Clients.


Peter Stonier is to join TV branding and screen design consultancy FutureBrand English & Pockett on 8 July as head of convergent media after the firm recruited him from BBC America where he was director of on-line.


European mediation body the Centre for Dispute Resolution this week launched a new identity created by Corporate Edge, which also revamped the organisation’s website.

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