29 February 1996

String-like status receives praise

“Only Alan Fletcher would name something like a ball of string a design classic,” a leading designer confided not that long ago, glowing with admiration for a presentation his graphics

The best ideas hang in mid-air

You won’t be able to move this month in Bristol without seeing at least one computer-generated image by Adrian van de Plas. The ambitious graphic designer and illustrator has an

RNLI waves a clearer flag

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is launching a new identity to clarify its role as a volunteer service run entirely on charitable donations. MPL has revamped the RNLI’s identity and

Elmwood and Opera North strike a chord

Elmwood has redesigned all Opera North’s corporate and promotional material. The Leeds consultancy, which won a three-way paid creative pitch against undisclosed rivals, has applied the new look to the

Spin doctors

How do you design for a medium in which viewers select their own typeface and colours? Confirmed anoraknaphobic Fay Sweet spoke to three Web weavers about mastering design on the

1996 account awards given

Warwick consultancy Design Principles and London firm CGI share honours in the 1996 Annual Awards for Published Accounts. Annual reports from every listed company are entered for the awards, which

Better late than never

A fire at Design Week’s printer has led to publication delays for the past two weeks. Things will be back to normal in a week or so, so please bear

Conran takes on hotel

The Great Eastern Hotel at London’s Liverpool Street station is to get a 30m revamp by CD Partnership and architect Manser Associates after owner Railtrack sold the 260-room hotel to

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