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Software company Logica has a new identity following its acquisition of Irish telecommunications systems specialist Aldiscon. The logo for Logica Aldiscon was designed by Paper White.

Design Bridge has redesigned brand identity and packaging for Suchard’s eight-strong chocolate range for the Austrian market. The consultancy won the job on the strength of confectionery packaging jobs in the UK.

The Northcross Group has appointed John Ballantine to the new position of group finance director. He has been non-executive chairman of the group since 1991.

Cream Design in Reading has created the corporate identity for new food technology company, Eureka. The identity will appear on all literature and promotional material.

Bosworth Field is working on the Christmas window campaign for all Virgin Megastores. The designs will start appearing in mid-November.

The entry deadline for the UK Property Marketing & Design Awards is 12 December. Categories include print, corporate brochures, annual reports and websites. For details call 0171-935 2500 ext 222.

The Practice article last week referred to Coleman Planet and Partners being formed when Coleman Group bought out Giant (DW 31 October). It was of course Planet, not Giant, that Coleman Group bought out.

The website address for The Design Trust mentioned in Art of Craft (DW 31 October) is http://www.ndb.iclnet.co.uk.

The British Tourist Authority identity by Real Time Studio appears in print for the first time on the BTA’s 1997 annual report. Designed by Blast, the brochure features shots of Beefeaters and country houses along with Ministry of Sound and Inflate. ‘The BTA is very keen to show that tourism has moved on. It wanted us to reflect the traditional while projecting the contemporary,’ says Blast partner Martin Cox. The typeface and silver pages ‘hint at new media and the UK’s push towards technology’, he adds.

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