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The Design Council is launching a guide to design on the Internet this week, designed by Blueberry New Media. Find it at

Oxford consultancy Franks and Franks has designed a new identity for recruitment group Price Jamieson.

Nigel Coates is the designer of Living Bridges, an exhibition to open at London’s Royal Academy on 26 September.

Isherwood Design Associates director Professor Peter Isherwood becomes professor and holder of the Hamilton Chair in Design at Brunel University.

London communications firm Scott Lynds has a new name, The Big Group.

The Nozzle is the latest in Lambie-Nairn’s on-screen dragon identity series for Welsh language channel S4C.

Compaq’s new range of multimedia home entertainment systems has been designed specifically to cater for modern lifestyles. Created by the US company’s new in-house team in Huston, Compaq Presarios feature different buttons ‘for touchability, so you don’t have to do everything from the keyboard’, says a Compaq spokesman. ‘We have been jumping up and down getting excited about the buttons,’ adds Compaq consumer marketing manager Hamish Haynes. The range, described by the company as ‘Compaq meets Bang & Olufsen’ is being launched for the Christmas market.

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