29 January 1998

Design has a leading role in new media

New media. Such a catchy phrase and one that several design groups have added to their list of services over the past year or so. Identity consultancies feel it can extend their branding offer and literature buffs have strayed into it in case it represents a threat to print. Both camps often have to farm […]

A Thirties classic at a very Nineties price

A famous example of graphic design in the form of a film poster from the likes of movie master Saul Bass could be just the thing to brighten up a design studio. At least that’s what the staff at Christie’s will be hoping when they auction a selection of them in March. Classics such as […]

Reading initiative logo

The National Year of Reading campaign has a logo created by Sampson Tyrrell Enterprise. – The Government initiative, which starts in September, is intended to promote literacy.

Lumsden’s handy hunch hits home

Giving designers the chance to air their predictions for 1998 (DW 16 January) is already proving its worth. – Designer Callum Lumsden’s prediction that pelmets would return to fashion was borne out on the very day of publication, when one of the home deco

Briefs

New Year sales: With the introduction of 19in screens, the price of 17in screens is tumbling. Panasonic’s PanaSync/Pro P70 with a high 95kHz scanning rate, a small dot pitch and reduced power consumption will be less than 400 in the shops or by mail order. Nikon has slashed the price of its Coolpix 300 camera […]

Fruity brand by Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin has created the name and packaging for a new jam brand. F Duerr & Sons’ Seriously Fruity range is intended to create a stir in a traditional market and have “attitude”, according to a spokeswoman at the Bath consultancy.

Diana logo finally unveiled

Spencer Landor was behind the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund logo, created for law firm Mishcon De Reya. – The design was completed more than four months ago, but its release was delayed for legal reasons concerning the signature.

Fly conjures up strong imagery for new gay bar

Bass Taverns is investing heavily in its gay venues with the opening of a new gay bar in London’s Covent Garden. – Bar Aquda opened this week with interiors and graphics by Fly Design, the design arm of MCA Group in Kingston upon Thames.

Brief

Priestman Goode’s PPC2 video-conferencing camera for Vision should be seen atop computers in the UK in February. The PPC2 is part of a generation of super-compact digital cameras. It plugs into a PC printer port and requires no additional hard- or software. The casing will be used to house an even more technologically advanced camera, […]

Brief

The DW picture archive can be a hoot. It unearths a treasure trove of the great and good of the design industry, complete with black clothes, big hair and Eighties poses – favourites include meaningful stares while standing on fire escapes or leaning on bare brick walls at the wrong end of town. This one […]

Multimedia used to attract investment

The West of England Dev-elopment agency is starting a multimedia-driven push for inward investment to the region. – It has appointed multimedia consultancy Mousepower to develop a range of interactive tools for the purpose.

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