Glasgow builds up to 1999 high profile

Glasgow’s build-up to being the 1999 City of Architecture and Design continues with the launch of a regular newsletter designed by Graven Images.

The Glasgow consultancy has been integral to the city’s triumph in the Arts Council-run competition. Glasgow won the title last November.

The newsletter is designed in an A2 format to communicate the scale and challenging, ambitious nature of the project, says Graven Images director Janice Kirkpatrick.

“The aim is to encourage people to be involved,” says Kirkpatrick. “It has a democratic title and is not about buildings or products.”

The newsletter’s masthead, Citizen ’99, is a development of the Graven Images identity for Glasgow’s bid.

m Glasgow’s detailed planning for 1999 is underway. The three public sector partners behind the bid – the Glasgow Development Agency, Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Regional Council – have agreed a 400 000 budget to the end of April 1996. Currentprojects include the extension of the 1999 advice and information shop.

Plans to turn the former Herald building into The Lighthouse, a centre for architecture and design, are progressing well, confirms 1999 project executive Willie Hanlon.

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