28 October 1999

Having the desired effect

Clare Dowdy looks at the winners of this year’s DBA Design Effectiveness Awards. Information design leads the pack, with a number of groups picking up two awards

Graphics show for Central Lancashire students

A significant exhibition is being planned that will feature work produced by graphic designers and advertising creatives who studied at Preston (later Lancashire) Polytechnic, now University of Central Lancashire. To be eligible the work submitted must have been accepted by British Design and Art Direction, Design Week or an equivalent award scheme. The exhibition will […]


BP Amoco has introduced an environmental noticeboard, powered by rooftop solar panels, to its station in Wisley near Guildford. Circle Design developed the board.

Down to earth

Fay Sweet digs up a new breed of landscape designer that talks to all the creatives on a project, creating harmonious designs where all the elements fit together


Smith & Milton has revised the branding and packaging for bath additive Badedas. Famous in the 1970s, the Sara-Lee-owned brand is seeking a premium image.

Saga HQ – Camlin Lonsdale

Demonstrating that landscape design can tell powerful stories, Saga has a new setting for its headquarters that expresses the holiday company’s commitment to being a member of the community. As a long-established and large employer in Folkestone, Saga wanted the landscape around its new Michael Hopkins-designed HQ to become a community asset, a new open […]

Art made to measure?

Hugh Pearman is getting sick of artists and architects working together on public projects. Maybe because it’s usually mediocre creatives who agree to such projects

Commercial design improves your quality of life

The distaste for work in the commercial area implied in the First Things First Manifesto 2000 (DW 17 September) shows a worrying elitism. It is implied that work on producing effective packaging, attractive shop interiors, shopping malls and any other activity that involves aspirational consumption is at best tainted, and at worst, morally wrong. I’m […]

Product placement

Richard Seymour is raising product design’s profile at D&AD with the new Product Design book, but does it offer anything new, asks Hugh Pearman

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