3 October 1996

Two London groups merge

London consultancies Curious and Parker Stratton are on the brink of merging. The combined group will retain the Curious name under which the former Baker Jazdzewski rebranded itself last year

Tatham Pearce makes a key appointment

Tatham Pearce has appointed Dialog’s managing director Grahame Jones as its first marketing director. Tatham Pearce managing director David Pearce says that following co-founder Amanda Tatham’s recent departure (DW 17

Channel Beaters

Was Lambie-Nairn’s win of EBN’s advertising account the start of something big? Paul Murphy reports

World’s biggest mall set to open

What is claimed to be the biggest mall in the world will open in China in November with a graphics package by Rodney Fitch Design Consultants. The 186 000m2 Metropolitan

WPP gives up talks with WTS

WPP is believed to have abandoned takeover talks with WTS in a search for a backer by the packaging and branding group. WPP’s decision not to buy into WTS follows


Oslo’s Scandinavian Design Group has created idents for new Norwegian TV channel NRK2. A core identity is endorsed by six icons representing programme categories. Animation is by London’s Touch with


Friday 4 October Still time to catch Portraits from Detroit: US cars from the 1940s to the 1960s in Columbia and Cuba at the Royal College of Arts by designer,

Tesco’s forecourt look

Crabtree Hall has developed a new identity for Tesco’s petrol forecourt Express format. The identity is part of moves by Tesco to differentiate its Express chain from its Metro brand.

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