7 November 1996

Menswear at Liberty

Liberty is opening a new menswear department in its Regent Street store in London. Initial designs for the department, due to open in part later this month, were by Branson Coates with input from the company’s in-house team.

Full beam ahead

Nicky Churchill looks at the approach taken by lighting specialists on two recent permanent exhibitions in central London

BT reviews and creates rosters

BT’s design procurement process is going through a massive overhaul aimed at streamlining operations, and rosters are being set up or reviewed for product, print and multimedia, plus direct marketing and sales promotion. About 57 product design groups were invited to tender for the product roster and 14 unnamed UK and international groups have been […]

D&AD chooses Wood

Graham Wood, a creative director at Tomato, is one of three new members of British Design and Art Direction’s executive. Wood and advertising’s Dave Dye and Richard Phillips were elected after a ballot which also saw Stephanie Nash and Pierre Vermeir on t


The Attik Design has created the jacket illustration and several opening spreads in a new collection of contemporary magazine design, Typographics 2/Cybertype. Published by Duncan Baird Publishers, Typographics 2 focuses on the design of a broad spectrum of magazines, ranging from international publications such as Colors to low-budget, short-run magazines including Creator. Typographics 2 costs […]

Design Show hailed ‘a success’

Last week’s inaugural Design Show is being hailed as a success by design consultancies which exhibited at the three-day event. Some groups have already won work from visitors. Held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, the show attracted around 3300 visitors, including 40 journalists. The number of representatives from client companies is described as […]

Torres in South Africa

Torres Design Associates is working on merchandising systems and promotional literature for South African Breweries, the world’s fourth largest brewer. The group is also working for an unnamed South African company, developing a South African branded bar concept for Europe.

LFH adds an edge to new Gillette packs

Lloyd Ferguson Hawkins has revamped the packaging of Gillette’s Sensor Excel razor brand as part of a pan-European promotional push. The new packs were first launched in France this month, quickly followed by a roll-out to Italy, Spain, Portugal and Scandinavia. A UK roll-out is possible. The packs flag the promotional discount but the redesign […]


‘It just dropped off, after 20 years’ Marketplace’s Bryan Brown on the disappearance of his Salvador Dali-esque moustache – ‘You still need a big back pocket to deal with Wolff Olins’ BBC design head Tony Key (the man who put the piper in BT) responding t

Burgers take a special place at the holy altar

There has been a great deal of discussion of late about the way in which two logos of strikingly similar design often appear within weeks of each other. In such cases it is annoyingly difficult to decide which organisation has the prior claim. In this spirit, I would like to compare my logotype for a […]

ELC kids chain learns from Warner Bros

Two Early Learning Centres refurbished in a “Warner Bros-style” have opened this week with interiors, graphics and logo by New York group Mansour Design. The children’s chain’s biggest store on London’s Kensington High Street reopened on Tuesday, following the reopening of a smaller shop in Bromley. A roll-out across all 200 sites will depend on […]


Graham Swift was awarded the Booker Prize last week for his novel Last Orders. The ceremony’s programme, brochure and table and name cards were designed by Hildebrand Design. Pictured is a detail from the programme’s cover. The illustration was formed by layered images of the edges of pages. The type was then ‘involved’ with the […]

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