Crackdown on copycat brands

ACID, the Anti Copying In Design group which defends members suffering from copycat behaviour, is working on 13 “me too” cases. Most of its successful cases have been settled out

M&S makeovers

Marks and Spencer will be appointing design groups to handle the conversion of the 19 former Littlewoods stores it has agreed to buy. The sites are close to, or in

UK gears up for motoring projects

The motor industry is undergoing a flurry of design activity, with a number of international groups using or considering UK consultancies for new projects. Volkswagen Group has drawn up a

Lateral thinking for Levi’s website

Lateral, the consultancy which sprung from the ashes of website design group Obsolete, launches the new Levi’s website this week, and has just won the pitch to create the website

Torres bought by Revolution

Revolution has bought five-strong leisure design group Torres Design for an undisclosed sum as part of its expansion plans. Torres has been bought out of parent company Totem Group, an

Fee market

Working out how much to charge a client is one of the most sensitive areas of the design industry. Jane Lewis looks into some of the pitfalls and examines the

Pitch held for Tesco’s packs

Market-leading supermarket group Tesco is holding a pitch for a huge own-brand packaging project, as part of a massive restructuring of its own-brand design process. There is a possibility of

A window on Fanta

International Marketing and Promotions has designed new artwork for Coca-Cola’s Fanta cans and bottles to back a promotion running from 11 August. IMP has added a ‘window’ device in bottles.

Surely some relation

With reference to your article on screen graphics (DW 20 June), you might be interested in McIlroy Coates’ campaign identity brochure of 1989. There does seem to be a striking

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