8 January 1998

Awards for 1998

Amtico Student Design Award. The brief for 1998 is to produce a concept for a petrol forecourt retailing environment. Open to second-year BA and third-year HND Interior Design students. Deadline: 23 March. Contact: Karen Rowe 01203 861487. British Design and Art Direction Awards. Covers 20 categories, including packaging, product, environment and TV graphics. Deadline: 16 […]

Board level promotion

Sampson Tyrrell Enterprise has promoted sales and marketing director Europe Patrick Smith, and financial director Sharon Fox to the board.

Social Chapter ‘will threaten small firms’

Design groups are among the companies that the Federation of Small Businesses says will suffer most from the introduction of the Social Chapter next year. The FSB has called on the Government to exempt small businesses from the Social Chapter. It believes they have enough to contend with during the run up to the millennium […]

Vodka on ice for lucky Pearlfisher staff

Don’t you just wish you worked at Pearlfisher? The consultancy treated its entire staff to a mystery trip as a Christmas present. With no idea where they were going, apart from the necessity for a passport, warm clothes and a 7am start, the group turned up at Heathrow only to be stopped by the pre-Christmas […]


The new set of stamps to commemorate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, has been designed by Royal Mail design director Barry Robinson. The set of five 26p stamps shows photographs of the Princess by Lord Snowdon, John Stillwell, Tim Graham and Terence Donovan. The special issue is expected to raise several million pounds […]

Din behind Althorp Diana tribute

Retail specialist Din Associates is creating a visitors centre in a listed stable block at Althorp in Northamptonshire, in tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales. The consultancy has created interior and exhibition design proposals, plus work on ticketing, graphics and signage. It is working with conservation architect Giles Quarme and English Heritage to agree acceptable […]

Low profile for Dyson

Design Week’s look back at the key events of 1997 (DW 19 December 1997) made no mention of the Prince Philip Designer’s Prize nor of its winner, James Dyson. l do wonder why this extremely prestigious and significant accolade was omitted. David Crisp London E8

Flossbrush fills gap in oral hygiene market

The first of a new generation of high-specification toothbrushes, the AntiPlak flossbrush, has been launched by Chesterfield company Hcare International. It is intended to fill a niche in the market for a toothbrush combined with a quality floss. It was designed by AJ Design in Manchester and is available in six colours. The neck of […]

New group launched by AD&M staff

A new consultancy has been launched by former managers from Anderson Design & Marketing in London. Design Leon aims to meet the needs of leisure operators, property developers and retailers.


The concept for the Euro ’98 calendar was created by Helmut Langer Design in Cologne, Germany. The calendar, a joint initiative between the European Parliament, European Commission and the European Monetary Institute, features 12 colour illustrations. Each image makes reference to the new Euro currency, which goes into circulation next year. The calendar ends with […]

Your chance for fame

The Frame is the arts and culture review programme on UK Arena (the BBC’s new dedicated cable arts channel). We are starting a showcase series of short films of around two to three minutes in length.

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