30 April 1998

Fletcher’s love letters

Another “lobbying force” emerged last week in Wood & Wood’s 30-year birthday exhibition (see Diary, page 17). Art-directed by Alan Fletcher, it brings together 34 designers to compile a 3D alphabet.

British Council targets Brazil for design export

The British Council is working with marketing communications group Abet CMC to establish a model for exporting design services to Brazil. The project is part of the British Council’s drive to boost its design promotion offering, by using the local knowledge base it has gained through its 109 offices worldwide. The council has drawn up […]

BANC recreates Endsleigh identity

Endsleigh Insurance is to launch a new corporate identity by London brand and marketing group BANC. – The logo will go live in the second week of May and initially roll out across literature, signage and stationery.

CSD takes Brightley-Hodges on board

Still Waters Run Deep managing director Anita Brightley-Hodges has been selected as chair of the graphics group of the Chartered Society of Designers. She will officially take up the post at the CSD’s annual general meeting in June, but is already working on new initiatives. According to Brightley-Hodges, “As a priority, we plan to set […]

The mobile menace

Although they have brought a lot of social and commercial benefits with them, mobile phones also offer the potential for bad behaviour, thinks Tim Rich.

Looks suspiciously like an inside job

It may seem unusual for London Transport to display, on its buses, an A4-format poster explaining how the design and psychological persuasion tactics behind its current campaign to stop fare-dodging actually work. But read closely and the mystery will be solved. A note at the foot of the sheet reads ‘For Internal Use Only’. Application […]


The brochure to launch Terence Conran’s laminate designs is the work of Pyott Design. The booklet features ten black and white portrait shots symbolising laminate qualities such as smooth, wet, old, sexy and classic. The pictures were taken on a day’s shoot with photographer Paul Massey, using models from the Ugly Model Agency. The poses […]


A new range of see-through Freeplay wind-up radios designed by BayGen Power’s research and development team in Cape Town will be available in Europe in early June. TKO was responsible for the original design. The new units are produced in blue, red, green or clear jelly moulds and include a solar panel. BayGen Power Europe […]

STE names new creative head…

Sampson Tyrrell Enterprise has appointed a new creative head as it prepares for closer integration into the global Enterprise Identity Group. Former Landor creative director Franco Bonadio will join in July as managing creative director to lead a team of eight creative directors and some 40 designers. He will join STE’s operations group to handle […]

High Street exploration by Karrimor

Outdoors brand Karrimor is planning to expand its retailing activities if a new concept store in London’s Fulham Road, using a format by Leicester group Knox, proves to be a success. The store aims to evoke characteristics of the archetypal British explorer by being warm, eccentric and nostalgic. It also includes a walk-in fridge and […]

The life and times of the Greenwich Dome

New Labour may not have won the General Election until last May, but in the eyes of many its victory was assured some time earlier. This cast a shadow over what has now come to be seen as a Labour initiative – the Millennium Dome, or, in New Labour parlance, the New Millennium Experience, in […]

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