29 October 1998


Images of caterpillars transforming into butterflies show off Curtis Fine Papers’ main branded products in its Beautiful Ideas promotional folder. Design group One to One Direct Communications and photographer Ewan Myles took shots of insects for the project, to show various printing and finishing techniques. ‘The idea is that you can make something as ugly […]

Head start

Richard Seymour is not usually backward about coming forward, but Michael Johnson found him rather reticent about his imminent D&AD presidency.

Bog standard problem for Enterprise IG

Visitors to Enterprise IG might have been wondering what the ghastly smell was over the last couple of weeks. – Apparently, the men’s loos had recently sprung a leak and certain by-products were seeping into office space.

Wolff Olins creates two Iberian telecom brands

Wolff Olins, creator of Hutchison Telecom’s Orange brand, has launched two new telecoms identities in conjunction with its Spain and Portugal offices. The consultancy generated the name, identity, positioning and brand communications for Ono, the first completely new brand in the deregulated Spanish telecoms sector. Launched by Cableuropa, Ono will offer telecoms, and cable and […]

Facelifts for Fanta and Lilt?

Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages soft drink brands Fanta and Lilt are believed to be undergoing redesigns. – FLB is believed to be near completing Lilt’s new graphics.


An English Archive of Design and Decoration by former Conran Design Group creative director Stafford Cliff is published on 2 November by Thames and Hudson. Cliff draws upon a variety of sources – design, pattern, shape and swatch books, company archives to cover furniture, textiles, glass and ceramics. The book retails at 32. Minimum Mini […]

Manchester to learn from East

Designers and creatives representing Manchester’s thriving popular culture are to visit Kuala Lumpur and Singapore next month as part of a 35-strong trade mission sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry. Design consultancy The Drawing Board will join music representatives including former Factory Records supremo Tony Wilson, fashion designer Matthew Williamson and Michelin-starred chef […]

Big thank you for potential sofa-lenders

Following on from my letter seeking sofas for our stand at The Design Show (DW 9 October), I have been overwhelmed with the response from students, designers, manufacturers and even retailers. We had some amazing offers – Edd China’s street legal sofa car was perhaps the most bizarre – while student Frances Lawson’s painted sofa […]

To boldly go into Sci-Fi

Cable and satellite station the Sci-Fi Channel is relaunching with new programme initiatives as Sci-Fi. To support the repositioning, London on-screen specialist Hobbins Sides has created a new on- and off-air identity, to be used everywhere but the US. Sci-Fi, which is owned by Universal Television & Networks Group, delivers films, dramas and fact-based programmes […]

New Red Cross logo by Design Distillery

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has launched an identity to be used for its worldwide millennium activities. The logo was created by London group The Design Distillery, which pitched against one Australian and two Swiss groups for the job. It will be used by both the International Committee of the Red Cross […]

Standing against free pitching

While the free pitching argument has rumbled on for some time, it gains even greater importance in light of the predicted recession. If the industry is to cope any better this time round, we must endeavour not only to avoid free pitching, but also to resist the temptation to participate in “underfunded” pitches, which are […]

Needham to set up Sydney arm of Attik

Simon Needham, joint founder and creative director of The Attik, is to leave the UK for Australia, where he will oversee the launch of a Sydney branch of the fast-growing consultancy. Needham and London managing director Tim Watson counter industry rumours that Needham’s move has been prompted by a fallout between management. The London office, […]

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