28 September 2000


Web consultancy Oyster Partners has appointed Alan Bell to the new role of chief executive officer. He was previously group president of global services at Amdahl Corporation.

Read between the lines of MetaDesign release

Who says Germans are rude? MetaDesign’s Berlin office, which – along with the San Francisco division – split from MetaDesign London when the latter was acquired by Icon Medialab last year, has apologised with exquisite politeness for a false statement which appeared in a recent mailing. For those who read the small print in the […]

Salterbaxter reinvents for Gavoa start-up

London consultancy Salterbaxter has created a brand identity, strategy, strapline and website for new software company Gavoa. The design group was appointed following an initial eight-way credentials pitch against rivals including Saatchi and Saatchi Design and KSDP. According to Salterbaxter director Nigel Salter, Gavoa aims to question the way digital content works, which is reflected […]

Vox Pop

According to Design Week’s 2000 Top 100 Consultancy Survey, Nucleus had a turnover of £2.6m last year. The takeover by Scandinavian e-group Adera values the 50-strong UK consultancy at up to £10m. Is this a realistic figure for a deal of this sort? ‘Company valuation, especially buying at the right price, is a mix of […]

New eaterie boasts innovative interiors

Coloured rubber, flock wallpaper and an assortment of Victoriana are just some of the features of Nincomsoup, a soon-to-open gourmet soup eaterie inside London’s Old Street roundabout. The identity and interiors for the venture have been created by design consultancy NB Studio with Arthur Collin Architect. ‘We stumbled across the quirky name and let it […]

Rising star

Would you like to have your charts read while sipping a latte? Clare Dowdy talks to the founders and designers of the 12th House, a café that dares to be different

The Company gives Namibia a new image

The Company Design Consultants has been appointed to create a new brand identity for Namibia Tourism in the UK. The Company was approached through its connections with public relations company Representation Plus.

Child portrait scoops photography award

Leon Steele has won the 2000 John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award for his portrait, Brendan’s Back, a picture of his nine-year-old nephew taken on a family holiday. His prize is a cheque for £2500. Judges felt Steele’s was an emotional and powerful image that conveyed a lot about the person portrayed. Runner up was Jane […]

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