8 August 1996


Fluid is the latest record label to come out of Manchester. ‘The style is going to be house, only more fluid than that,’ says Damyon Anderson-Garrity, art director at Influence Design Group. Anderson-Garrity was responsible for the branding and logo of the label, which has been set up by ‘two northern pop stars’, he says. […]

Thomson heads for the sun with a new identity

Two of the UK’s leading tour operators have unveiled new identities as the battle for next summer’s holiday market begins. Identity input for both Thomson and its sister company Portland Direct is from Sampson Tyrrell Enterprise. Thomson, the UK’s biggest tour operator, is repositioning itself away from being the leader in Mediterranean holidays and more […]


The National Trust’s 1995/6 annual report is designed by Walker Izard in London, with a cover photograph of fireworks by Chris King. 20/20’s interiors concept for Software City, a new chain of computer software superstores, was unveiled last weekend in Leeds at a pilot store. London management consultancy Memes has a new identity created by […]


Spook the barn owl stars in this sequence for a new wildlife series. BBC1’s new programme Back To The Wild features a title sequence and end credits by Rebecca Harris and Jason Mullings, designers at the BBC Network graphic design department in Bristol. The titles combine live-action footage taken from the series, montaged with animating […]


Friday 9 August For those of you in Birmingham why not pop into The garden of A, an installation by Pervaiz Khan and Felix de Rooy?

Let’s move from garden shed to boardroom

For all Trevor Baylis’s good work with TKO, there’s a huge difference between an inventor and a designer (see feature, page 10). While the inventor invariably toils in isolation – as Michael Evamy has him (and it’s probably a him), a romantic figure operating Heath Robinson-style from the garden shed – the designer is more […]

RSCG in buy-out deal

RSCG Conran Design has bought graphics group Worthington & Co. It has appointed the group’s founder David Worthington to head up the enlarged consultancy.

Icons call on culture

BT’s modernised pay phones have been slated by critics. True, they are not on a par with the K6 but, restricted both financially and by society, what other choices did BT have, asks Gaynor Williams. In fact, she says, compared to competitors BT has done u

Rail free pitch sparks furore

Design groups whose identity work was scrapped by a new freight company have been approached to take part in a free pitch to redesign the winning concepts of a public competition. English Welsh & Scottish Railway has asked the designers of its recent acquisitions to create a new identity from the efforts submitted to the […]


Heinz has launched a range of baby-feeding utensils in a bid to challenge a market dominated by Tommee Tippee, Mothercare and Boots. ‘Those three brands supply medium-quality products that are essentially differentiated only by colour and design rather than by technical innovation,’ says Andrew Eyles, managing director of Blue Marlin, which worked on the project. […]

Bass packaging roster changes after review

BASS is believed to have dropped Lewis Moberly and Design House, and taken Tutssels on to its packaging roster at its latest review. The changes come at a time when design work looks set to increase, with Bass poised to regain pole position as the UK’s largest brewer. The brewer’s revised, three-strong packaging roster is […]

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