4 November 2004

National Lottery Commission draws on SJD

The National Lottery Commission is unveiling a refreshed visual identity, created by Soukias Jones Design, in preparation for running the third National Lottery licence competition, which is scheduled to kick off in 2007. The group has created a new logo for the Lottery watchdog, after its appointment to update the existing brand in March, following […]


It was BDG McColl’s Retail and Leisure division that was subsumed into WPP stablemate Enterprise IG (Comment, DW 28 October). The office arm continues as BDG Workfutures and BDG McColl Scotland remains intact.

Vox Pop

The European Union is to introduce a series of graphic visual images to cigarette packs to try to ‘shock people out of their complacency’ about the effects of smoking. How effective do you think Belgian design group Chili Con Carne’s designs will be and h

First impression

Business cards may reveal your true character, but a book of cards designed solely by creative types soon becomes monotonous for Quentin Newark

Crunch time for Apple London store

Apple Computer has confirmed that its UK flagship store in London’s Regent Street will open on 20 November, as predicted by Design Week (DW 30 September). Apple Computer chief executive Steve Jobs announced the details of the grand opening and outlined the store’s elements at a special event in the US last week. Architect Gensler […]


On Wednesday 10 November at 7pm, Massimiliano Fuskas will talk about his building for the New Milan Trade Fair, which covers an area of 200ha. Tickets to the talk are £8 and £5 for members of the Architecture Foundation. Info: www.architecturefoundation. org.uk Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London NW1.

Call for entries

The Institute of Packaging has announced the launch of its Student Starpack Awards for 2005. The deadline for submissions is 28 January. Contact: Rebecca Coleshill on 01780 759 203 or e-mail rebecca.coleshill@ pi2.org.uk Info: visit www.iop.co.uk

Cartoonist Raymond Briggs resurrects Father Christmas

After a 30-year hiatus, cartoonist Raymond Briggs has resurrected his Father Christmas character on a series of festive stamps for Royal Mail. Taking the weather as a theme, Briggs depicts the portly present-bearer battling snow, rain and sleet on his traditional Christmas Eve delivery round. Jane Ryan, head of design at Royal Mail Stamps, commissioned […]

Post Office in Design Conspiracy

The Post Office is overhauling the interiors of its staff canteens, introducing a concept created by The Design Conspiracy. The first three outlets are due for completion later this month in Birmingham, Reading and Bristol. They will will be run by Quadrant Catering, a joint venture between catering company Compass Group and Royal Mail. The […]

Redhouse Lane creates Virtual Global Taskforce identity

Redhouse Lane has created the identity for newly launched organisation Virtual Global Taskforce. The international group, which includes the NCS, the FBI, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Australian Federal Police and Interpol, was set up to combat paedophilia, particularly on the Internet. The logo reflects a protective, caring positioning and is scheduled to launch […]

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