30 November 2000

The Arts Council of England launches ArtsOnline.com

The Arts Council of England launched its ArtsOnline.com website on Monday, created by digital media group Cimex Media. Cimex was responsible for the design, construction and development of the site – which includes an exhibition space and arts listings.

Digest

Accessorize, the high street accessories retailer, has opened its flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. The branch is based on a concept created by Din Associates for the Richmond store.

Digest

Jeweller Mappin & Webb has turned to London consultancy Agenda to create a family of four brochures illustrating its 2000/ 2001 collection.

Digest

British Airways has relauched its in-flight retail brochure Shopping The World, redesigned for the fifth year by London design group Pyott. Each year, 19 versions of the brochure are designed and implemented for the airline’s longhaul and shorthaul, Japanese, British Mediterranean and Cityflyer services.

No comment from Publicis

Spokesmen at both Paris-based international design consultancy Carré Noir and French advertising giant Publicis refuse to comment on rumours of Publicis’s imminent takeover of the design group.

Conran Design Group rebrands Wilde & Partners

Wilde and Partners, the receivables financing and assetbased lending legal practice, has been rebranded by Conran Design Group. The design consultancy won the contract following an unpaid creative pitch. The firm has changed its name to Wildes, reflecting its development and expansion across a range of client services and practice areas supporting the receivables financing […]

Digest

Graphic Partners has created promotional literature for a play at Manchester’s Contact theatre. The play, written by Dolly Dhingra, is entitled Unsuitable Girls.

Service industry

Sara Manuelli asks UK ceramics manufacturer Wedgwood how it managed to turn around a steep decline in sales, while Mike Exon maps out the current structure of the business

Focus groups are a waste of precious time

Richard Murray’s Private View struck a chord with the creatives here at WFCA Integrated (DW 24 November) as we increasingly spend our time, energy and dwindling sense of humour battling with focus groups and corporate boards who break out in a sweat when presented with a design/ branding approach that does not resemble a “most […]

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