8 February 1996

Designers call for late pay law

Many designers are calling for the Government to toughen up over late payment of bills. The call follows the endorsement of late payment from Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine, who last week refused to apologise for his stance. See News Analysis, page 8.


Packaging for Milford herbal tea has been redesigned by Ware Anthony Rust senior designer Steve Viccars, who used illustrations of young women’s faces as they are “the target group”. Logos will be developed for British Gas’s two companies operating under the working titles Transco International and British Gas Energy, following the Stock Exchange announcement on […]

A long walk on the wild side

Andrew Terrill from Middlesex is a graphic designer, an artist and a photographer. But most of all, he likes to walk. Terrill took graphic design in his stride at Derby University, but kept getting distracted by hills and mountains.

Entries to DW Awards judged

The Partners’ controversial Design Council identity, Terence Conran’s Mezzo restaurant and the TKO-designed Freeplay clock radio are on the shortlist for the Design Week 1996 Awards. The judging panel, chaired by The Body Shop creative head Jon Turner, found the standard much improved in many sections this year, particularly in product design. It has awarded […]

Nestlé moves streets ahead

Nestlé Rowntree has relaunched its Quality Street brand with redesigned packaging by Smith & Milton Original. The new design (pictured) “sees a more three-dimensional translation from the former graphics, with the rainbow ribbon literally wrapping the ent

CPB draws up elemental logo

The corporate identity for the Government’s new Environment Agency is launched this week. Design is by Coley Porter Bell. The 9000-employee agency, which has a first-year budget of 550m, begins operating on 1 April. It will absorb the present functions, staff and premises of the National Rivers Authority, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Pollution and the […]

JKR’s fab wonderwall of sound

An early and sure-fire candidate for consultancy party of the year emerged last week when Jones Knowles Ritchie went all easy listening in Camden’s Jazz Café.

Bruce quits as WTS regroups

Wickens Tutt Southgate director Duncan Bruce has quit the consultancy. WTS chief executive Paul Southgate and Bruce himself both deny he was asked to resign. Bruce is the latest in a string of staff leaving the consultancy. Southgate admits to seven leaving in the past three months, “ranging from a couple who we didn’t want […]

Activists materialise

Are eco-warriors and warlords more than a rebellion against the hangover of Eighties’ Thatcherism and materialism? Gaynor Williams thinks they are pioneers of a new social order, where motor-ways are out and Karl Marx and eco-friendly supermarkets are in

Newell and Sorrell doles out new look

Newly merged pharmaceuticals giants Pharmacia and Upjohn this week unveiled their new logo designed by Newell and Sorrell’s Netherlands office. The consultancy, which won a paid creative pitch against Pentagram, was asked to create an identity which came alive, says consultancy creative director Marksteen Adamson: “They wanted something that had a lot of emotion immediately […]

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