29 November 2001

Picture book

Adrian Shaughnessy finds out how publishers, writers and illustrators are trying to keep kids enthralled by books as all the modern-day distractions surround them

PRM points Edinburgh and Leith in the right direction

A £250 000 signage and orientation project for Edinburgh city centre, created by PRM, is scheduled to be implemented in Leith, a few miles north of Edinburgh. The consultancy started a feasibility study and research programme for Leith at the end of last week, the results of which are due before Christmas. The project is […]

MTV goes interactive with Preloaded input

Preloaded has created initial design concepts for the look and feel of MTV’s interactive TV offering, MTVi, which is scheduled to launch early next year. The six-figure project includes the creation, in conjunction with MTV’s design development department, of a name, strategy, brand identity and positioning for the service, says Preloaded director Paul Canty. The […]


Architect Munkenbeck & Marshall is creating the interiors for a Selfridges retail outlet in Manchester, which opens in February 2002.

Xian airport gets Design Solution

The Design Solution has been appointed to create retail planning concepts for a new terminal at China’s Xian Airport. The consultancy, which will command a fee of between £25 000 and £50 000 for the work, will present concepts before the end of the year. The work includes outline retail planning and development of the […]


Textile manufacturer Milliken is collaborating with designer Michael Jenner throughout December in its London studio, designed by Conran Design Group. Jenner’s abstract ‘flipdesigns’ will be applied to Milliken carpets.

Hair at its Hairiest

What is it about naked geezers and album covers? No sooner had we recovered from Ricky Tomlinson’s recently launched CD Music My Arse, than graphic designer Claire Furnish sent the picture of Scots jazz man Sandy Brown & His Gentlemen!

Groups taxi for T5 take off

Last week’s go ahead for the building of Terminal 5 will mean lucrative work for consultancies but some unique challenges. Brandon Cheevers investigates


Three Tucker Clarke-Williams Creative employees have been made redundant following its acquisition by Magneto Interactive last week. No-one from TCWC has claimed a seat on the board of Magneto TCW.

Communicating issues is what designers do best

Hours after the events of 11 September, Web designers all across the world published URLs to express their disbelief and their sympathy to the victims, asking people to donate to the Red Cross via the website www.surfstation.lu/ 00_dropbox/content/TB/05/ On this occasion, designers did put themselves as arbiters of morality and righteousness; taking the stance that […]

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