31 October 1996

LFH makes a hash of its trip

Looking at the logo (pictured), you’d think Lloyd Ferguson Hawkins was anticipating trouble with the law on a recent consultancy outing to Amsterdam. However, the only thing lifted on the trip was the spirits of the 16 LFH employees present. Of course, their minds did reach a higher state of consciousness, thanks to the traditional […]

A bad case of mistaken identities? Not by us!

I know that the national press is meant to be fearless, brutal and unflinching in its pursuit of the truth and, I suppose, our design press should be no less merciless. But, I feel, you have really gone too far in your ruthless vendetta against Wolff Olins. If you want to criticise the work it […]

WPP groups progress

Coley Porter Bell, Sampson Tyrrell Enterprise and Oakley Young are having an ‘absolutely storming year’, says Sam Sampson, European design co-ordinator at parent group WPP. Commenting on WPP’s latest quarterly figures, Sampson says the three groups exceeded their budget targets for the year by the end of the third quarter. The overall group figures show […]

Church tackles identity crisis

The Church of England has launched a corporate identity designed by The Jenkins Group. The Jenkins Group chairman Nick Jenkins approached the church and donated his time to design the episcopal cross within an E.

Modelling the new look

With only 38 days left to Christmas, London’s Regent Street will soon be heaving with folk out to see the lights and raid the shops. But this weekend two new faces will look out on the crowds as Sarah Dickins and Kendal Jones make their debut as mannequins for Dickins & Jones’ fashion store. Designed […]

US retailer set to revitalise UK health market

US health food retailer GNC is launching a new UK chain of up to 400 stores incorporating graphics by Manchester consultancy Unit Five. The first outlet opened in Bristol last week and features what is claimed to be the first interactive screen for health food shops. The touch-screen technology, developed in the US, features graphics […]

Adam Rawls expansion continues with new post

Howard Saunders has joined Adam Rawls Associates as creative director. Saunders takes up the newly created post as the retail consultancy changes its name to Rawls and Company to mark its recent and ongoing expansion. Saunders, who recently freelanced after a previous stint at Fitch, is believed to have been courted by both Fitch and […]


Rodney Fitch is still in takeover talks with Wickens Tutt Southgate. Although a deal is yet to be struck, sources suggest Fitch is the only partner currently in the frame. Dawson Meadows has designed a logo and developed guidelines for the Dutch Meat Board’s new Controlled Quality Bacon mark. Blueprint has won the design of […]


Saturday 2 November Dance fans in Bath might like the Eleni Leoussi dance photography exhibition. Her black and white photographs focus on the spirit and form of contemporary dancers and their performance, and includes CandoCo, DV8, Richard Alston and the

Sainsbury’s Bank could bring in design work

The new telephone banking service Sainsbury’s Bank may bring in a design group to work on its corporate identity once it gets the go ahead, says a spokeswoman for the retailing giant. Initial work on the bank’s marque has been carried out in-house. A consultancy is yet to be appointed to design literature and other […]


If you’re into illustration, feeling ruff and in need of a bit of cheer, head down to the Royal College of Art and view the work of entrants to this year’s Association of Illustrators’ annual competition. Entitled Images 21, the show features more than 100 of the 1000-plus entries, including Bernice Lum’s work (pictured). This […]

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