7 September 1995

Identica calls Mercury

Mobile phone service Mercury One 2 One has gained a new identity designed by Identica. The new logo ‘illustrates the concept of communication, a convergence of two people talking to one another’, says a Mercury spokesman.

Hemisphere to star

Hemisphere has been appointed after a paid creative pitch to design the corporate identity for Bridgewater Hall, Manchester’s new international concert venue (DW 25 August). The client’s director Sue Vanden saysthe fact Hemisphere is a Manchester group had no bearing on its appointment: ‘We had a good geographical shortlist to choose from and went purely […]

Consultancy Brokerage History

November 1994 – The Department of Trade and Industry reveals its plan to launch the CBS in spring 1995. This register is to be used by design advisers in the planned national network of Business Links.

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The Observer has rejuvenated its image and has a new masthead created by the paper’s in-house design team. The over-all redesign includes four colour-coded broadsheet sections and aims to be progressive while recognising the paper’s historical background, says design editor Graham Black. ‘Our aim was to give the Observer a concise, contemporary and relaxed feel […]

Reminder just to clear any muddy waters

For the purposes of clarification, The British Design Initiative is a firm supporter of partnerships with all other specialist design promoters. We are working with the Design Business Association Scotland on a pan-European Design show – European Designer ’96, for whom the BDI is appointed UK agents. We are beginning talks with Sean Blair at […]

Treasure to be claimed in uncharted territory

We hardly need to be told that things are changing, particularly in retail. You can’t open a newspaper these days without being told how we’ll be shopping soon. But it’s my bet that whatever the technology can do, it’s the consumer who will decide in the end. What’s important for designers is that they are […]

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DESIGN WEEK editorial, advertising and circulation departments are at St Giles House, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX. Telephone 0171-439 4222 Telex 261352 Fax 0171-734 1770 Editor Lynda Relph-KnightNews editor Andy GilgristReporters Beverley Cohen, Clare DowdyNews features editor Bhavna MistryProduction editor Yolanda ZappaterraSub Editor Emma O’Kelly Editorial assistant Anna PowerArt editor Ivan CottrellGroup art director […]

Drive buys

RETAIL – As the nature of retailing undergoes technology-led change and flux, Jane Lewis looks at the role of in-store multimedia.

Brokerage plan ‘dead’

NEWS – The Government is expected to axe its Consultancy Brokerage Scheme before the controversial service’s delayed launch.

EAR-WIGGING

‘What a ghastly carpet’ – Clive Vaughan, retail consultant at analyst Verdict, on the CDT- designed experimental carpet at WH Smith’s Holborn Circus branch

Landor identifies job agency

Landor Associates’ London office has created a new identity for pan-European employment agency Vedior International. – “Vedior has a strong market share in several countries and plans to expand into new markets,” says a Landor spokesman.

Music centre ready to roll with architects

Sheffield’s planned 7m National Centre for Popular Music is poised to announce a shortlist of six architects next week – if it receives a 3m grant from the National Lottery funds (DW 18 August). Centre development director Tim Strickland is planning to announce the shortlist on 14 September, the day after the Arts Council is […]

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