29 March 2001

Digest

Tentacle has designed the corporate identity for Southwark Council’s Foster Care and Adoption scheme, which launches this week.

Digest

Good Technology has created the website for the Audi Foundation charity, at www. audifoundation.org, which was set up to provide funding for young UK designers.

Photographers given recognition as graphic artists

I feel I should respond to some of the comments made by Oliver Bennett about The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (DW 9 March). At the moment we are witnessing the world of fine art – maybe for the first time – seriously engaging with the medium of photography. This should not be seen as […]

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Ford is cutting 43 of its 48 design staff in Turin as it switches focus from a traditional ‘coachbuilder’ to an electronic studio. They have been offered opportunities in other Ford design studios. The office will continue to work with production studios in Dunton and Cologne, and the move does not affect the opening of […]

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The former directors of graphic design and advertising agency Quadrant Colour Creative, Mark Linge and Michelle Callaghan, have been disqualified from acting as company directors for six-and-a-half and six years respectively by the Department of Trade and Industry. Quadrant was wound up in December 1997 with debts of more than £281 000.

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Halfords is to roll out the retail format created by Lippa Pearce across 34 branches in London and the south-east of England from 31 March.

Hanging on to clients is a key to success

Our Top 100 trawl confirms that last year not only felt good for design groups enjoying bigger workloads, financial performance was on a roll as well. With fees up 24 per cent for consultancies ranked in the Top 100 and staff members 22 per cent higher than in 1999, 2000 marked a turning point for […]

BT denies paying off the piper

BT has moved to quash speculation that it is reconsidering its corporate identity, despite design briefs being issued that specify that its piper visual device is not to appear on shopfronts. Its mobile telecoms arm BT Cellnet is in the final throes of a four-month long pitch for the rebranding of the BT group’s entire […]

Labour to fight election with design-led troops

As the General Election machine cranks into action, Labour’s logistics chief has drawn up a seating plan for the party’s Millbank ‘war room’. This round table-style election HQ reflects the importance Labour places on the role design will play in the forthcoming offensive. The in-house design team has a small desk in the corner between […]

All credit to Springetts for Barclaycard identity

Springetts has redesigned Barclaycard’s entire identity, from its corporate and international businesses to its consumer credit cards. The roll out begins in April. Springetts was appointed to the project, worth “between £500 000 and £1m”, last year, following a creative pitch against unnamed consultancies. The purpose of the redesign is to inject more vitality into […]

Lighten up

Following the modernist mantra that you should start with function and proceed from there to form, Duncan Jackson and Eoin Billings of architect Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners have come up with Tecton, a continuous row lighting system for industrial spaces,

Alternative health book launch

Alternative health expert Michael van Straten’s latest book, Organic Living, launches on Monday. Published by Frances Lincoln, design and typesetting is by Caroline Hillier with photography by David Loftus.

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