Thursday 18 July Book now for the Chartered Society of Designers’ one-day seminar entitled Project Management. The seminar offers a comprehensive guide to leading successful projects, setting, planning, controlling and

Wolves students RSVP with style

Final-year graphics students at Wolverhampton University set out to overhaul the “tired and predictable definitions of graphic design” in a new book called RSVP. Me Mate Design Source is one

Rebuilding Manchester

Manchester Design Community was this week due to discuss its involvement in the rebuilding of the bombed city centre. The Government plans to reveal more details on financing the regeneration

BBC confirms identities review

BBC corporate head of design Tony Key is denying reports of a corporate identity change for the broadcaster. But some branding changes are likely. Key confirms that on-screen identity specialist

Seeing ways of aiding the partially sighted

I recently examined a splendid research project covering the efficient transfer of information to the partially sighted. There must be many DW readers with practical experience, who have taken advantage

Wembley towers lead the weigh

Sir Norman Foster’s plans for Wembley Stadium to become the UK’s national sports stadium include the retention of its two listed towers. Everything else will be decimated … perhaps England


The third and probably final bidding round for Millennium Commission grants for capital projects opened this week. The closing date for proposals is 16 September. Associated Design Consultants is designing

West Midlands group in buy-out

West Midlands consultancy Zappia & Zappia has bought out Birmingham’s Levells Design. The deal, which took effect on Monday, involves all five Levells staff joining the existing 19 employees at

Hezza could champion design in Government

Furore over the football almost eclipsed Michael Heseltine’s announcement last week of a plan to revive Manchester’s bomb-damaged city centre. A scheme that might otherwise have made the headlines got

Pratt to shift at DTI

Alex Pratt, export promoter to the Department of Trade and Industry’s North America Now campaign, stands down on 5 September but is likely to champion design somewhere else within in

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