Zero 2 Design and Firoco get together

Zero 2 Design is to formalise its working agreement with strategic marketing agency Firoco, as a prelude to a possible merger or takeover between the companies. The five-strong marketing agency


Wiggins Teape has launched a specialist creative papers division called The Creative Link, with an identity by Sedley Place. Lars Nittve, director of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, becomes

An intractable solution

Thinking of aiming your new-business push at Russia, rather than Asia? Be clear about payment before signing a deal. – One hapless product designer was flattered to be asked in

Eurovision titles on song

The Eurovision Song Contest may be the epitome of naff but that doesn’t mean it can’t have decent on-screen graphics. Having won the competition for the first time in aeons,

Lillywhites warms up for revamp

London sports emporium Lillywhites is planning a total refurbishment which is likely to kick off at the end of this year. The 3160m2 Piccadilly store was last refurbished six years

QED creates Thomson Gold marque

Market leading holiday group Thomson has launched a new sub-brand aimed at the “empty nester” market, using an identity and literature developed by Quite Extraordinary Design. Thomson Gold is aimed

Black is beautiful

Some of the most memorable advertisements have been for Guinness. Tom Bawden works up a thirst over a new book on the brewery’s advertising history

A rose-tinted spectacle

A critic’s choice can be as telling as the subject matter. Hugh Pearman explains how this natural selection is the only way to give the reader something worth reading.


CDT Design director Mike Dempsey just pops up everywhere. In fact, shoppers at music chain Our Price may even find they’ve taken him home with them. Dempsey (left hand column,


The Royal Society of Arts will showcase the best of the UK’s young designers at the annual RSA Student Design Awards Exhibition. Awards range from placements with sponsoring companies to

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