3 December 1998

Horror scope for 1999

Millennium angst has had a worrying effect on Tim Rich, provoking a prophetic dream of a design body with a name problem and typographic debate leading to violence.

Two Scottish groups merge

Two Scottish design companies are to merge in the New Year to form a specialist graphic design services group. – From January l999, Millhouse Design Consultants and George Studios will trade as Millhouse Design Consultants, Edinburgh, to create a multiski

Special offers

The growth of Internet shopping means retailers are having to find new ways to entice people back into the shops. A total shopping ‘experience’ is required, says Pamela Buxton.


New York group Donovan and Green aims to create a female space where 7-12-year-old girls can learn about pioneering women and buy their favourite toys, with this new department store in Chicago. The 3500m2 space comprises a 150-seat theatre which stages plays about American women, a café and a retail area. ‘The store is not […]

Brown Inc to spell out new Scrabble identity

Brown Inc has been appointed by games giant Mattel to redesign Scrabble, the world’s best selling word game. The brand identity is also under review. Together with its sister consultancy Added Value, Brown Inc is developing a new brand positioning for the game as well as a more modern design for all nine international versions […]

Are you ready for Get Set

A hard day in the studio and the prospect of that hot date looms, but are your personal hygiene and grooming up to it? It’s a universal question vending company Stocking Up seeks to address by putting together vending packs containing useful items such as toothpaste and toothbrush or tights for sale through machines in […]

Dolphin joins Mercier Gray

Integrated marketing consultancy Mercier Gray has acquired music, leisure and retail design group Dolphin, for an undisclosed sum. Dolphin will now be renamed Dolphin MG and will provide a specialist offer within the Mercier Gray Group of companies. Dolphin MG, headed by joint creative directors Ed Sullivan and Simon Griffin, has already moved from its […]

Another CSD president quits

Adrianne LeMan has resigned from her position as president of the Chartered Society of Designers, becoming the second consecutive holder of the title to resign mid-term. LeMan declines to comment on her departure beyond saying: “I very much regret having to take the decision to resign.” She pledges her continued support to the society. But […]

Farrell joins London First

Terry Farrell, principal of Terry Farrell & Partners, has been appointed to the board of London First, the business campaign group set up to improve and promote London.


London – Filling the Gaps takes place on 8 December at 5.30pm. Architect and urban designer Richard Rogers explores the potential of recycled urban sites to create vibrant urban communities in London. The lecture is chaired by Richard Burdett. Contact: Cathy Jones on 0171-955 6828 for further information. Venue: Old Theatre, London School of Economics, […]

Strategy and design should collaborate

The points you raised in your comment (DW 20 November) are both necessary and timely. It is true that a great strategy can be wrecked by a lousy design execution, and it is equally true that an apparently great design can fail for lack of a clear and differentiating strategy. Where strategy and design are […]

Grolsch font by Tutssels

Tutssels has redesigned the font for the Grolsch draught lager brand, to better target 25-34 year-old ABC men. – The font is intended to convey the brand values of energy, excitement, warmth, youthfulness and quality as well as the heritage of the lager,

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