28 March 1996

Groups parade for war brief

The Imperial War Museum will draw up a shortlist by Easter for the design work on its 4m Holocaust exhibition. A paid pitch will follow. Consultancies which have submitted credentials include Event, Met Studio, Kemp Muir Wealleans, Land Design Studio, Brennan & Whalley, David Bentheim & Company, Robin Wade and Partners, BDP, Carter Wong, Branson […]

Brighton University wins design computer base

Brighton University has been chosen over De Montfort, Coventry and Middlesex universities to host the first Computers in Teaching Initiative centre for art and design. The CTI centre will be funded by the Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Wales and Scotland and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland, which have together granted 1.25m […]

Focusing on the needs of UK design centres

I was very interested to read your Comment last week (DW 22 March), particularly as I had just spent a morning at Buckinghamshire College in a steering group set up to develop a design centre in High Wycombe. Why High Wycombe? Well, as you said, the challenge is to establish design centres in every UK […]

Agenda sets creative brands

Agenda Design and Stephen Hodgson this week launched a joint venture to concentrate on brand development, positioning and naming. Hodgson, a partner in consultancy Hodgson Mothersole which ceased trading last year, and former managing director of Michael Peters Group’s Brand New consultancy, says he set up Creative Brands with Agenda because “I wanted something more […]


Plugging a new range of products is the point of this brochure designed by Walker Izard for Caradon MK Electric. The client, said to be the UK’s leading electrical accessories and cable management system manufacturer, is launching three new ranges totalling more than 200 products. Walker Izard’s design is themed around balance, reflecting the balance […]

King Carson of Ray Gun takes royal wrong turn

The Royal Geographical Society in Kensington was packed to the gunwales last week as Ray Gun and Beach Culture designer David Carson talked of his life and loves. Tension mounted before lift-off, as the Californian Carson came on stage more than a trifle late. He apologised, and explained that he “went to a place down […]

Landor flies high aloft Top 100

Landor Associates tops the consultancy charts in terms of fee-income, according to Design Week’s latest trawl of industry statistics which shows both fees and staff levels up. The global group netted 32m in design fees during 1995, placing it way ahead of Siegel & Gale, which came second with 20m fees. Euro RSCG Design holds […]

Interbrand Schechter stars in MCI identity

Interbrand Schechter’s new identity for international communications company MCI has been unveiled. The company, the second largest communications organisation in the US, is using the revamped identity to mark its new positioning as a “full service commun

Retail boom echoes

Retail design is echoing the boom in the shopfitting industry, according to a spokesman for the Shop and Display Equipment Association. Nearly half the SDEA’s 150 members have reported an increase in sales for the second half of 1995, with 42 per cent of members expecting continued improvement. See News Analysis, page 8.


Southampton Airport’s baggage handling and passenger transit division, has a new identity by Loewy International, a project won after a three-way credentials pitch. Architectural practice Austin-Smith Lord has won the job of designing a 13.25m extension to Bradford’s National Museum of Photography Film & Television. Exhibition work will follow (DW 22 March). Structural engineer Buro […]

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