DW top 100 design groups

Ranked this year by design fees instead of size of design team, the listings show the Top 100 design groups. The data remains the same last week, but this revised version has the correct key to disciplines

Brand Vision builds on mix

FORMER Design House director David Rosen’s new consultancy has unveiled work for Ruberoid, the professional building products company. Rosen set up new group Brand Vision in February after he was made redundant from Design House for not meeting new-business targets. Brand Vision has tweaked an original concept, created by Design House, for Ruberoid’s range extension […]

Ziggurat draws up new look for Camel Lights

The legendary camel on RJ Reynolds’ cigarette brand has undergone its first radical image change since 1913. Ziggurat has redesigned Camel Lights packaging for the cigarette manufacturer in a bid to break the mould in the Lights sector. The revamped pack, launched in the UK this Monday, features a photographic image of a brass camel […]

No design in V&A case

Contractors arrested following allegations of fraud at the Victoria & Albert Museum are unlikely to be design groups, says the Metropolitan Police.

Success is a question of attitude

Sheer determination is what makes design consultancies and other marketing services firms grow. If directors have the wrong attitude the business will fail, claims new research from business consultant Binder Hamlyn. Binder Hamlyn, Arthur Andersen and the London Business School have compiled a 1996 version of their Pulse Survey, an exercise first performed in 1994. […]


Ad Vantage in London has created the corporate identity for the Apple and Acorn joint venture Xemplar Education launched this week. The consultancy won a paid creative pitch against unknown rivals. The Rank Organisation, high on the appointment of a new chairman, is promoting a more exciting image through this year’s annual report and accounts. […]

Uncovering the art of clubbing

Following the success of last year’s book Highflyers: clubrave- partyart, which presented a colourful comprehensive look at the design of club flyers (DW 5 January), 3 Beat Records in Liverpool is putting together another compendium. This time, international flyers and other design aspects of clubbing such as sleeves, slipmats, clubs themselves and their logos are […]

Addison stars in BBC review

Addison has beaten MPL, Pauffley PRL and Merchant Corporate Design in a four-way paid creative pitch for the design of the BBC’s 1996 annual review. BBC head of corporate and brand design Tony Key says Addison ‘came up with an excellent creative proposal’.

More spaces needed for design museums

In response to Janice Kirkpatrick’s comments on the new Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, (Private View, DW 15 March), I too feel strongly that we need fewer art galleries and more spaces that deal with design. The problem is in trying to pin down what curators mean by design and, therefore, the idea of […]


James Pyott’s brief for this mural for Tony Stone Images’ reception was a double-edged sword. ‘The building has sub-tenants, so I didn’t want to make it too strongly Tony Stone branded, it had to work in two ways,’ he explains from a mobile in Portugal. To those in the know, the mural is obviously connected […]

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