4 December 1997

Sydney Opera lights

Lighting Design Partnership has been appointed to create a new design for the relighting of Sydney Opera House in Australia. The consultancy is working on interior and exterior lighting for the building.

CDT lands Department of Culture identity job

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has appointed CDT Design to create its identity after a four-way proposals pitch against Wolff Olins, Landor Associates and Rufus Leonard. The shortlist was drawn from 30 applications submitted to the former Department of Heritage (DW 26 September). “We appointed CDT because it has worked with a lot […]

Siebert Head to revamp with new creative boss

Branding specialist Siebert Head is looking for a high-profile creative director as part of its plan to rejuvenate its image. The incomer will replace current creative director Tony Watts on the consultancy’s board. Watts, who has been with Siebert Head since it was founded 25 years ago, will remain within the organisation and retains his […]

Siegel & Gale rebrands insurance company

Siegel & Gale in London is creating a marque for the world’s third biggest insurance company. – The consultancy is presenting designs this week to Allianz, which has its headquarters in Munich.


The Design & Industries Association host an evening Design Auction. This year the donations have been selected to offer the wild and whacky as well as the classic and imaginative.

Have we got spelling lessons for you

TV presenter Angus Deayton, as you have never seen him before, is among a host of celebrities including Caprice, Dani Behr, Linford Christie and Denise Van Outen, who have been photographed for the 1998 PowerGen Calendar. Proceeds from the calendar, which was designed by Solihull consultancy No Excuses, go to the British Red Cross. Only […]

Design Bridge helps BBC to become alert

Design Bridge has created the identity and direct marketing literature for BBC Alert, a new programme information service. It is the consultancy’s first project for the BBC. “This is a brand new concept so it was vital to make sure the key messages were communicated in a clear way. [The logo] has the potential to […]

Roundhouse architect

Architect John McAslan & Partners has been appointed to develop the Roundhouse in London’s Camden into an international arts venue and creative centre for young people.

Ferns go back further than you think

With regard to Tim Flach in Hot Shots (DW 14 November). I was rather taken that no one else seemed to have noticed that Carl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) started doing this type of work at the turn of the century – something I read in those potted histories which accompany those delightful Taschen postcard booklets. Chun […]

The jolly and the lively

As the deadline for Christmas posting draws nigh again, Matthew Valentine comes over all festive as he checks out some of this year’s Christmas cards.

DIA competition goes bonkers over conkers

DIA’s “fun Thursdays” are rapidly becoming legendary, with slug racing, apple-dunking and space rocket launching just a few of the activities on offer. Activities the group takes very seriously. Front man Barry Salter claims that, in a recent conker fight, two contestants urinated on their nuts a couple of days before hand, in order to […]

Shoe chain gets Strategic

Shoe chain Sole Trader has unveiled a new retail format created by Strategic Design Partners in Covent Garden, at its first London store. The 30-strong chain plans to install the format at a second store at Cribbs Causeway shopping centre in Bristol. The concept will roll out to the rest of the chain if it […]

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