MOBO identifies with Arclight

Design agency Arclight has created an identity for next month’s worldwide dance music awards, DanceStar 2000, produced by the Music of Black Origin Awards organisation. The identity is spearheaded by a flowing, circular logo to create movement and generically represent the diverse nature of the dance music scene. Arclight has created designs for the whole […]

MP says, ‘they don’t call me Mellow Yellow’

Take care when selecting colours for signage is the message emerging from Colchester, after an unusual incident last week. Allegedly, the shade of yellow used for a ‘Diversion’ road sign caused a local MP to become irate. This act resulted in a hoard of the offending signs being removed from around the town. The problem, […]

Icon promotes MetaDesign duo

International Web consultancy Icon Medialab has appointed MetaDesign London managing director Robin Richmond as managing director of its London office, following the merger of the two groups in December (DW 7 January 2000). The restructure will see Richmond continue his long-term business partnership with Tim Fendley, who has also been promoted as Icon International’s head […]

The Works win second UEFA commission

For the second year running, Leeds design group The Works has been commissioned by The Union of European Football Association to create the entire branding for the Champions League Cup final in Paris on 24 May. The consultancy was responsible for last season’s showcase event in Barcelona, in which Manchester beat Bayern Munich and was […]

Menzies reports take on a Navy Blue hue

Edinburgh-based design group Navy Blue has won a four-way unpaid creative pitch to design and produce the annual report for Menzies Group – formerly known as John Menzies plc – for the next three years. The consultancy beat three other Scottish groups – EH6, Graven Images and Tayburn Design. The brief was to emphasise how […]


Concept Interactive has designed a range of four CD-ROM cards using the Mr Men and Little Miss characters. On sale next month, the blank greetings cards with activity CD-ROM feature Little Miss Naughty, Mr Happy, Mr Noisy and Mr Tickle.


MetaDesign London is known for its clean, no-nonsense design. But Hugh Pearman would like to see a few quirky cracks in its armour

Lumsden shop tactics

The job to design the Tate Modern’s three shops has been one of the high spots of Callum Lumsden’s career to date. The gallery, which opens on 12 May, was created by Swiss architect Herzog & De Meuron in London’s former Bankside Power Station, and is one

The Lowry shop, Manchester

Stephen Hetherington, chief executive of The Lowry, was responsible for overseeing the interior, architectural and graphics applications for The Lowry’s immense physical structure, which was designed by architect Michael Wilford. ‘The Lowry features a very simple, open plan interior that doesn’t detract from the stunning architecture,’ Hetherington explains. ‘Commercial outlets within The Lowry had to […]

Shortlist for Jerwood Prize

A shortlist of British jewellers for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2000 has been announced by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Crafts Council. This year the exhibition, at the Crafts Council Gallery, takes place from the 14 September to 29 October, with the winner being decided on 25 September. Those shortlisted are Jane Adam […]


The Design Business Association -run course, Credentials, Presentations & Pitches, is held on 25 May from 9.30am until 5pm.


Advertising and branding group banc has set up a corporate identity and design arm and appointed former Tango Design director David Palmer as its design director. Palmer was formerly creative and managing director of Tango before its merger with The Identica Partnership in 1998.

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