UK finds gold at US awards

Lewis Moberly and Pearlfisher picked up the UK’s share of the 1996 Gold Awards Package Design Competition run by the US Package Design Council International. Last week’s ceremony saw Lewis Moberly take two golds out of the 18 selected. The London consultancy won for its cycle carrier packaging for Halfords and for a range of […]

It’s a D-ream for Doreen Doreen

Bristol consultancy Bi-design has an original marketing policy. Creative director Carol Whitworth and senior designer Kevin Clutterbuck garb themselves in fake dalmation and leopardskin and trill their own versions of songs by Tom Jones, Elvis, Abba and t

LDP lights on new Sydney base

Lighting Design Partnership is setting up an office in Sydney to service its Australasian and Pacific Rim projects. Tim Downey, who was LDP’s senior designer on Brisbane International Airport, is heading the new outfit.

McConnell in Lisbon pitch

Pentagram’s John McConnell is in a paid creative pitch to design signage for Expo ’98 in Lisbon. He faces Italy’s Italo Lupi, Japan’s Shigeo Fukud, Michael Bierut in the US, Spain’s Peret and Portugal’s Carlos Rocha, João Machado, Luis Carrôlo, João Nunes

Dalziel and Pow aims to polish up jeweller

The 300-strong H Samuel chain of jewellery shops is undergoing a complete design revamp by London’s Dalziel and Pow. Signet, H Samuel’s parent company, appointed the consultancy in April after a seven-way paid creative pitch.

Festival meeting held

Imagination is hoping the Millennium Festival will get the green light as the result of yesterday’s emergency finance meeting called by Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine. Imagination was at the meeting to ‘flesh out the design concept’, says a spokeswoman.

First small cruiser in UK set to lift anchor

Minerva – billed as the UK’s first small cruise ship – sets sail on Sunday, designed by Winch Projects and RPW Architects and Designers. The 12 000 ton, 128m-long Minerva is “definitely the first small cruise ship custom-built for the UK market”, according to a spokesman from Swan Hellenic, which is launching the ship. It […]


Your chance to vote The season of the BBC Design Awards is upon us, with design for once ousting snooker and cricket out of a prime viewing slot on BBC2 and presenter Janet Street-Porter doing her bit to boost audience figures.

Survey reveals widening gap

The gap between design consultancies offering strategic input and those selling the art and craft of design is widening, according to the Design Business Association’s latest quarterly survey. “Consultancies which solve client problems through design are showing better profit margins, while design providers – which often tend to have high creative standards but not much […]

Board room in Bournemouth

Bournemouth and Poole College of Art & Design is hoping to “refresh” its governing board by inviting design consultants to become members.

CSD and BEDA urge EC to raise status of design

The European Commission must elevate design as a vital factor in its efforts to promote innovation, according to evidence submitted to the EC by the Chartered Society of Designers and the Bureau of European Designers’ Associations. The joint response to the EC’s draft Green Paper on innovation lambasts as “inadequate” the paper’s recognition of design’s […]

Xenophobes keep quiet

Like it or loathe it, but let’s just build it, appears to be the philosophy behind the V&A’s Boilerhouse project. Sutherland Lyall wonders if this is a defeatist attitude from an architectural community that feels its era is over, and is desperate to hand

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