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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 director of the new Tate Gallery of Modern Art in London on 1 September. The new Tate opens in May 2000.

Top Of The Pops is revamping its design presence to appeal to a broader audience. A new logo and title sequence went live last Friday, by London media group M2 Television. BBC’s in-house team is incorporating the elements into its website.

M2 also plans to revamp the identity for Top of The Pops 2 in line with the new flagship logo.

B&Q has finally unveiled its new logo, tweaked by M&K as part of a complete overhaul of the client’s design presence.

British Design and Art Direction’s website relaunched last week with design by Deep End. Featuring background information on D&AD and its awards, the website uses images of the famous yellow pencil prize to add some colour to the Net. This month also sees the relaunch of D&AD’s bi-monthly newsletter. The document is currently undergoing a revamp by independent art director Vince Frost, who also handled the previous design. The new look is scheduled to appear on 20 May.

The Design Council has relaunched its website, expanding and broadening its service range. Blueberry New Media evolved the site.

The new services include a site map to aid navigation and sections devoted to business, education and Government.

Design Week is conducting a survey to rank design groups according to the awards they have won over the past three years. Please contact Natalie Spencer on 0171-970 4000.

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