3 September 1998

Briscoe takes to the bottle

Edward Briscoe Design has redesigned the graphics and bottle shape for Quilmes, an Argentinian beer which launches in Europe on Monday. The group also carried out strategic marketing work for the project. The beer will initially be stocked in licensed premises only, but will roll out to the off-licence sector in time for the Christmas […]

Rise in annual report work boosts influence

Merchant’s study of the annual report market makes interesting reading for the design community (see News Analysis, page 6). It isn’t just the extra workload created by more top companies putting the design of this key document out to consultancies, rather than handling it in-house. It is the additional influence the shift gives designers. With […]

TV3 rides the rollercoaster

Television sometimes echoes the emotional rollercoaster of life, a theme which Ireland’s new independent channel, TV3, has taken to heart. London design consultancy Hobbins Sides based TV3’s on-screen idents on fairground imagery, taking its cue from the swirly 3 identity created by Dublin-based Dynamo and the fact the channel is devoted to entertainment. ‘Straight up […]

CDT stamps its millennium idea

The work of 48 image-makers will feature in the 1999 series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail to celebrate the millennium. CDT Design came up with the concept for the series on British achievements of the past 1000 years and has created a typestyle. Four stamps will be released each month during 1999, each […]


On 2-4 October the Brand Design Association (formerly the Package Design Council) will be hosting a conference on brand design and its role in corporate strategy. The event will be at the Broadway Millennium Hotel in New York. Contact: AIGA on 00 1 212 414 0296 or e-mail to brand@aiga.org for further details.


Software manufacturer Quark is trying to buy a stake in Adobe Systems. Adobe has so far dismissed the proposal out of hand. Design Bridge has redesigned the brand identity for Elida Fabergé’s Timotei shampoo, for the Central European and Russian market. The design will be launched in Poland this month, supported by a TV and […]

Mature designers look outside London

Matthew Valentine’s article on young designers focusing on London-based consultancies (DW 14 August) addresses a problem that we, as a consultancy situated outside the M25, are familiar with. It is not just the idea of wanting to work for a London-based consultancy, but being at what they perceive as the centre of the creative universe. […]

Merchant’s FTSE league

Merchant’s latest handbook, which shows the impact design groups have on FTSE 250 companies, seems to substantiate design’s increasing status.

Boots reveals café concept

John Herbert Partnership, Lewis Moberly and Pentagram’s John McConnell have designed the first of what could be a new wave of in-store cafés for Boots The Chemists.

Springpoint warms up Fray Bentos

Food manufacturing group Campbells is to relaunch the Fray Bentos brand, with branding by design group Springpoint. – Fray Bentos is the leading canned hot meat brand in the UK.

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