7 August 1997

Out-of-town retailers need design input

Designers should grab the opportunity to transform out-of-town retail parks into developments which mimic the profile of the high street, according to Verdict’s research. Verdict’s report Out-of-Town Versus the High

Three stripes for Aquafresh

LONDON consultancy Klaus Wuttke and Partners has created the first global branding for the SmithKline Beecham Aquafresh toothpaste brand. Aquafresh, SKB’s biggest international oral care brand, will now carry a

Virgin Our Price plots first roster

Music and entertainment chain Virgin Our Price plans to establish its first design roster. But no action will be taken to recruit consultancies until current projects are completed. Design manager


Cowes Week will see the unveiling of a logo design for the Jolly Rogerers, a yacht racing crew established ten years ago. David Hockin, creative director at Design & Art,

Attack of the spiders

I, like Janice Kirkpatrick (DW, Private View 18 July), have been mugged by bungee whatsits, known less fashionably as spider clips in days gone by. So Janice has tales of

Spawn cocktail

A compilation of best-selling comic Spawn promises great things but fails to deliver. Great drawings, shame about the plot, thinks Matthew Valentine.


First there was Bluebird, now comes La Belle Epoque. Situated on the site previously occupied by Harrods in London’s Draycott Avenue, it will have three restaurants, catering for up to

Art of the matter

A trend is emerging for fashion retailers to use art to give their interiors a look that is original and individual as well as very contemporary. Emma O Kelly goes

Firm foundations

In anticipation of the Architecture Foundation’s launch of a directory listing emerging British architects, Jessica Cargill-Thompson tracks down five fledgling practices that look set to conquer the architectural scene in

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