29 August 1996


Newcastle design and advertising consultancy Yellow M claims to have moved away from the traditional approach to marketing shopping centre space to retailers in its work for the Stirling Thistle

Rail franchises shunt rebranding plans along

THE GOVERNMENT’S railway privatisation scheme continues to bear fruit as more newly franchised operations undergo rebranding exercises. The South Eastern Train Company was last week bought by Connex Rail, a

Corporate sex in house of sin

The legalisation of brothels is a hot issue, the subject of much current debate by politicians, the police and church leaders. If brothels do go above board, what a feast

Period look for Benetton flagship store

Interiors firm Douglas Lusardi Metcalfe is designing Benetton’s 2.5m flagship store at London’s Oxford Circus. It will be the biggest Benetton in the world. And Andrew Douglas, partner at the

Survey to decide Green revival

THE Chartered Society of Designers is sending out a survey to its 7000 members with a view to resurrecting a Green committee which it organised in 1993. The Eco-Design Survey

Habitat set to launch UK arts publication

Habitat is launching a new publication called Art Broadsheet, designed by Graphic Thought Facility. It is also sponsoring a magazine called Metronome, designed by Clementine Deliss. Art Broadsheet is a

Object lessons

Andy Gilgrist looks at some programme highlights of the International Festival of Design in Glasgow. For programme details and tickets, call 0141-287 0196.

Watering down the facts about our H2O

Your report on the winning design for a tap water container includes some unfair and misleading remarks about the quality of London’s drinking water (Diary, DW 9 August). The water

Checkpoint Charlie rebranding

One of Berlin’s most emotive landmarks, Checkpoint Charlie, is to be the site of a new property development. Wolff Olins has been appointed to name and brand the area and

Rogers on honours list

Architect Sir Richard Rogers is to become a Labour peer after receiving a barony in last week’s honours list. Ad guru Maurice Saatchi also joins the House of Lords, as

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