30 January 1997

HSAG associates with local government

HSAG has designed the corporate identity for the Local Government Association, the new national umbrella group for local authorities which launches on 1 April. The magenta identity, designed by HSAG


Railtrack this week launched a new corporate brochure, video and website. Pauffley PRL designed the brochure and an exhibition held at London’s Imagination Gallery for the launch. The brochure features

Marques for Romania

Three Romanian designers have been shortlisted to create an identity for the newly formed Romanian Design Foundation. – Design Council chairman John Sorrell went to Bucharest and helped select designers

NAD toy range wows Olympia

London’s Nad Group, the parent company of specialist toy design consultancy NAD Associates, has launched Wow, its own design-led toy brand aimed at under-fives. Managing director Nadim Ednan-Laperouse says that

Rising by degrees

Graduating from an arts course in 1989 led to the dole for most students, but some bypassed the DSS, as Liz Farrelly discovers


Creativity can be hard to define. Furniture designer Tom Dixon says his inflatable Jack (pictured) is ‘a sort of sitting stacking kind of thing… oh, and it’s a coffee table

Extracting the bare facts at Selfridges

Big buildings can cause design headaches. For fire safety reasons, the giant atrium which will be introduced in department store Selfridges as part of its masterplan refurbishment will have to

Richard Kirke dies

Richard Kirke, a director of BCG Communications, has died at the age of 32. – Kirke had been fighting leukaemia for some months and had gone through a bone marrow

US group plans ‘fierce’ growth

New York design consultancy Diefenbach Elkins is looking to “fiercely” expand into London and Asia following its acquisition by The Interpublic Group of Companies, owner of advertising agency McCann-Erickson. IPG


The Stamp Innovation category of the Royal Mail’s first Rowland Hill Awards, intended to promote stamp collecting, has been won by photographer Nick Knight for his work on the Olympic

Caulder Moore’s Guess? work

American denim retailer Guess? is set to retain designer Caulder Moore to work on its second UK flagship store, in London’s Bond Street. The retailer is to open its first

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