3 August 1995

Caprice and Aplin King in party mood

Aplin King has designed the logo, stationery and promotional material for Caprice Events’ latest venture – private catering. The London consultancy has created coat tickets, table menus, place cards, vehicle livery and information packs for the events company, part of Caprice Holdings. The blue and green logo is designed to reflect the involvement of Caprice […]

Fitch aids Familywear

Fitch has been appointed to redesign interiors for the ailing discount retailer QS Familywear. The listed 107-strong chain is to revamp its format after posting a loss warning. Prototype stores will open this autumn, with the concept being rolled out across the chain through 1996. Fitch will work closely with QS to research consumer attitudes […]

Copycat packs under attack

The British Producers and Brand Owners Group voted to support the Institute of Grocery Distribution’s call for a code of practice on copycat packaging at its annual general meeting on Monday. The BPBOG would encourage its members to use the code and would monitor it closely, says BPBOG secretary John McLaren.

Yorks mining museum goes national with new identity

A former regional museum is relaunching itself as the National Coal Mining Museum for England, with an identity by the Yorkshire consultancy Target Design. Four Yorkshire consultancies were asked to join in an unpaid creative pitch for its new identity. Previously the Yorkshire Mining Museum, the facility won national status six weeks ago after acquiring […]

DRU to work on new mass transit stations

Design Research Unit has been appointed by Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway Corporation to design a series of stations for two planned extensions to the colony’s railway. The consultancy is carrying out feasibility studies on five new stations and “substantial alterations” to three stations on the mainland and New Territories, says DRU director Ian Liddell. […]

Blasting Sands

Like the proverbial policemen, those taking the top posts in the design industry seem to be getting younger. – Jonathan Sands begins his two-year stint as chairman of the Design Business Association this week at the age of 34.

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‘It’s difficult putting a Banana Split next to Clark Gable,’ says Mark Norton, managing director of 4i, which designed these posters for TNT and Cartoon Network. Turner Broadcasting asked the consultancy to reassess its cable and satellite channels for print and promotional material. ‘It hasn’t been a case of redesigning an identity, it’s more strategic, […]

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Yellowstar Design in London has ‘injected some drama and a hint of lifestyle’ into Samsung’s product brochure for 1995/6, according to consultancy director Caroline Kresfelder. The design for the Korean electronics giant features a series of images projected behind televisions, videos and audio equipment. ‘The cover and introductory spread were a branding exercise for Samsung […]

US air museum to offer design work?

The American Air Museum In Britain, which last week received a 6.5m Lottery grant to build its home in Cambridgeshire, may appoint graphic and exhibition designers. The museum is intended to record the role of US forces in the Second World War. London’s Island Design has provided an initial identity and promotional material for the […]

World’s oldest department store plays with new toy

Edinburgh department store Jenners has unveiled a redesigned toy department, with concepts by Skakel & Skakel. – The 500 000 project is part of an on-going refurbishment plan for Jenners, which is the oldest department store in the world according to an S

Product design team gets research grant

Researchers in Manchester are hoping to mould the future of product design with a 350 000 investigation into ways to “Green” the design industry. Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Science & Engineering has just won a grant towards this three-year project from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council. “We’re trying to understand and improve […]

RPW refurbishes Russian spy ship to be cruise liner

RPW Architect and Designers is “de-spying” the redundant hull of a Russian spy ship to create the interiors of P&O subsidiary Swan Hellenic’s latest cruise liner, Okean. The London group is designing the layout of the 200 cabins and public areas with emphasis on the library and central entertainment area which will also convert into […]

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