Brewer Riddiford has created brochures for a number of new vehicles to be launched this year by Daihatsu. The first is for the Daihatsu Move, the “Weird on the outside, clever on the inside” people carrier, which will launch this month. The brochures will be stocked by dealers and sent to prospective customers.

Quarto Design has created the identity for Arundel-based Drip Action Theatre Company. The fringe company is to unveil the identity next week.

Eventer is to design a 100-page brochure promoting holidays in the US for London-based tour operator Ski The American Dream. The consultancy won the job in a three-way unpaid creative pitch.

The Dauphine desktop calculator is the third instalment in the ‘Alessitronik’ series of consumer electrical items, and follows Philippe Starck’s Coo-Coo alarm clock and Poe radio. Created by Studio Sowden Design Associates in Milan, the Dauphine comes in three colours: yellow, green and blue. Dauphine will be on the shelf in the UK next month.

Counterpoint in Bristol has donated its services to Lifeskills, a charity to teach 10- and 11-year-olds skills such as dealing with fire and first aid. The group designed an identity for the training scheme which will be fully rolled out at a Bristol site when more funding becomes available.

Elemental Design has appointed Jonathan Armstrong as senior designer. Formerly of Cobra Sports and Nike, Armstrong takes up his new position on 10 June.

Akel Minott Elia has created the identity, advertising and promotional materials for the Royal Pageant of the Horse, which will celebrate the golden wedding anniversary of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor Great Park on 5 July.

Falmouth College of Arts students Noah Harris, Brian Roberts and Alex Rowse won 1000 in the joint category of the Procter and Stevenson 1997 Design Awards for Essential Reading (pictured). Andy Pedlar of Bath College won 1000 in the main category for his book cover designs, Bristol student Alex Edwards won the 1000 first prize in the multimedia category and Phil Rees, also from Bristol, took the 500 Special Typography Prize. The Bristol graphics consultancy funded all but the typography category, which was sponsored by Pirelli Cables. The awards were open to West Country design colleges.

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