30 January 2003

New pension pack for Superdrug

Field Design Consultants has designed a pension pack for Superdrug. The pack, which will be issued to 3500 of the company’s employees next month, has been created to appeal to all employees, not just those nearing retirement, says a Field spokeswoman.

Giacomo Picca designs catalogue for exhibition

London-based Brazilian artist Giacomo Picca has taken a tactile approach to designing the catalogue for his exhibition Trees for the Wood. The cover employs the texture of wood, a detail from one of his paintings, to create the impression of opening a box. ‘[My art] operates on the margins of abstraction, design and decoration. It’s […]

3 Colours Red embraces animation

Accident, a sub-brand within the consultancy Addiction which comprises designers Andy Martin and Max Garner, has created an animated music video for indie band 3 Colours Red’s next single, Repeat to Fade. ‘The design of the animation was influenced by the heavy nature of the song,’ says Martin. ‘We wanted to give the feel of […]

Dyson’s top ten doesn’t include a number two

Credit card, Apple Mac, portable calculator, GPS (Global Positioning System), Ultrasonic toothbrush, Velcro, solar power, disposable nappy, Rotring engineering pencil and flushing toilet. This may sound like the prize litany on a designer special of The Generation Game. But actually what these things have in common is they’re all on James Dyson’s list of the […]

Step forward

Deptford’s Laban Dance Centre is a spectacular building according to Pamela Buxton, and she sees few reasons to jive about it

Home Office site by Ellipsis

Ellipsis has created a website and promotional literature for a Home Office initiative that aims to warn students about the threats of crime. The website – www.good2b secure.com – offers practical advice on crime prevention measures at a time when students are increasingly targeted by thieves. ‘Around one third of students become a victim of […]

Cubit Design creates interiors for The Spice Cube

Berwickshire-based group Cubit Design has created interiors for The Spice Cube, an Indian restaurant in Newcastle’s recently completed Gate development. The group was briefed to deliver a solution that achieved ‘standout’ from the area’s established restaurant chains, says Cubit Design director Russell Stewart. Interiors move away from ‘traditional Indian themes’ and use ‘vivid background colours […]

New interiors for Citibank Manchester

Luton-based Beswick Design has created interiors for Citibank’s financial advice centre in Manchester. The centre’s interiors are ‘warmer and more informal and organic’ than at other branches to reflect the advice-giving nature of the service, says Besw

Bennett remedy cures J&J base

Bennett Interior Design has been appointed to design interiors for pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson’s UK headquarters in High Wycombe.

Kinnersley Kent dishes up House of Fraser food offer

House of Fraser has unveiled plans for an own-brand food range and food hall designed to rival that of Selfridges’, as phase two of its £30m redevelopment of Rackhams in Birmingham steps up a gear. Kinnersley Kent will create the own-brand packaging and basement food hall, nominally called World of Food. The activity comes as […]

Call for entries

The fifth Food and Beverage Awards invites design groups and ad agencies to submit projects on food and beverage brands by 28 February. This year, the FAB Awards introduce an agency of the year award. Contact: www.fab-awards.com for further details. The Royal Overseas League is offering five travel scholarships to artists from Canada, Hong Kong, […]

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