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 (DW 20 October 1995).

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 May), Jones’s appointment is a key st

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 Plaza mall is sited within a bigger 650 000m2 business and leisure complex in the Chinese city of Chong Xing, and is owned by Hutchison […]

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 similar inconclusive discussions with Princedale, parent of MPL and CLK.


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 direction by Mike Parry at XTV.

New DBA team should fight to attract talent

If change is a generator for opportunity, then the Design Business Association is well placed. Its annual general meeting this evening (Thursday) will see five new faces on its 11-strong board of directors, elected by DBA members. With that much fresh blood and enthusiasm, we hope to see it making a stronger public stand on […]


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, architect and photographer Alan Irvine.

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. The traditional filling station pole will be retained but will carry back-lit images of food rather than a petrol symbol.

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