Service and quality are the keys to success

It’s the first time we can say with any real confidence that design has turned the corner and is heading for profitability again. We’ve detected an upturn in work for a while, but the 9-10 per cent growth in staff and fee-income reported by Top 100 consultancies during 1994 is conclusive proof. A sigh of […]

Saul Bass

Thursday 20 April – The master of film credit sequence design, from The Man with the Golden Arm to, most recently, The Age of Innocence, stars in the fourth of the D&AD President lecture series.

Time Works

Saturday 17 June – Retrospective look at Tim Macmillan’s photographs of different types of sporting events. Until 3 September.

Anthony Heal dies

Anthony Heal, former chairman of home furnishing store Heal & Son, has died at the age of 88. – He was founder member of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, a member of the Council of Industrial Design, and president of the Design & Industries Ass

Princedale files ú3.8m profit

The Princedale Group, parent of Michael Peters Limited, C&FD and CLK, has notched up “excellent” preliminary figures for the year-end 1994, according to executive chairman Stephen Bennett. Princedale’s pre-tax profit of ú3.79m represents a 400 per cent rise on 1993. Even after adjustment to discount profits from the sale of subsidiaries, a pre-tax profit of […]

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Lyons Cakes has launched Easter Egg Fancies, packaged by Siebert/Head, which redesigned the product range last year. “The carton is in bright colours, with a bold chicken illustration and an Easter card theme,” says the consultancy. Carling Premier, the first premium lager from Bass, is unveiled next week with packaging by Design Bridge. The launch […]

Powells with pulling power

The list of keynote speakers at the European Academy of Design’s first conference (DW 31 March) reads a bit like one of those Hollywood films where half the director’s relations clamour to get their names on the credits. Professor James Powell, director of Salford University’s research and graduate college, tops the list. He’s followed by […]

Let’s get physical in designing brands

I appreciated Glenn Tutssel’s article regarding successful brands and their design elements (DW 24 March). He mentions the impact of structural design on the equity of a brand. However, I would disagree that it is a costly exercise. It can be the most cost-effective investment a brand can make to defend itself from would-be copyists. […]

Prince Charles calls for design to promote UK

Prince Charles called for the British to capitalise on their design excellence to promote the UK abroad at last week’s conference on Britain in the World. Speaking at the conference, organised by the Royal Institute of International Affairs in conjunction with the Government, the Prince said: “We have a huge asset in the fact that […]

Looking for a flash of inspiration

Remember the good old days of watch the birdie, say cheese please, Louise, hold the pose now, and FLASH? – Those stiff, fixed poses of yesteryear should be a thing of the past.

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Waspish California beekeeper Ronald Fischer is a model with enough buzz about him to rival Eva, Naomi and Kate. Not so much the new face of Est&#233e Lauder, more the new body of Gale’s Honey. Whatever, Ronald, or rather this photo of him, is the bee in the bonnet of a new exhibition featuring the […]

Designers face new liabilities

New health and safety regulations introduced to the construction industry last week will increase interior designers’ liability, claim the Design Business Association and solicitor Lewis Silkin. “The regulations impose criminal sanctions on designers … and designers will be caught when clients incorporate regulations into their contract,” says Jonathan Collins, partner at Lewis Silkin. This will […]

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