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Tutssels has won a Gold Award in the 1994/5 Travel Advertising and Marketing Awards for its design of the Twenties brochure for First Choice. ‘First Choice offers activity-based holidays aimed at groups of single boys and girls,’ explains a Tutssels spokeswoman. The brochure targets the 17-24 age group.

It’s time to pin down your bin

Should you hire a security guard to watch over your rubbish as well as your Macs? – According to the Financial Times, waste paper merchants now pay over 170 for a tonne of office paper, double the price of a year ago.

It’s just a piece of paper, huh?

Two years ago Johnson Banks director Michael Johnson received a fax from the Art Directors Club of New York. It invited him to the annual awards’ presentation ceremony, where he received an international gold award for his Watch gallery catalogue. And the same thing happened this year. Johnson received a fax inviting him to the […]

Business press needs more focus on design

It was with what he modestly described as “the amateur’s passion” that US management guru and design aficionado Tom Peters addressed Chartered Society of Designers members and their guests at the Minerva dinner last week. ” I am rather amazed as to why design should need allies,” he kicked off, referring to Jeremy Myerson’s observations […]

Key points

Read everything; much of it may not seem relevant, but you will train yourself into taking notice of what is relevant. – Don’t expect to understand everything you read – not many people do.

Three bid for Yorkshire tram plan

Three consortia are formulating tram design concepts for West Yorkshire’s 95m bid to build the country’s third Supertram. West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Leeds City Council will submit applications to the Department of Transport at the end of June. The project is expected to be mainly Government funded, though private investors will also be […]

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British Airways’ operations base The Compass Centre is releasing a promotional brochure designed by London’s Stocks Austin Sice. The consultancy was appointed by Lynton, which project managed the centre. The brochure will be sent to potential and existing clients. The Heathrow centre was designed by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners with interiors and space planning by […]

NHS spends out on promoting pensions

The National Health Service’s Pensions Agency has spent 20 000 on a new literature project with design by Bull Rodger. – The pack of eight brochures is geared towards NHS employees who may be considering private pension schemes.

Xyratex goes to DIA for image overhaul

Design in Action has been appointed to work on a strategic identity and literature programme for the technology manufacturer Xyratex. DIA has already carried out a communications audit and produced a corporate design manual, which is now being carried through into Xyratex’s literature and packaging projects. The consultancy is also working with the Xyratex in-house […]

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Start-ups boom: The number of small business start-ups is now higher than at any time since the late Eighties, according to Barclays’ latest Small Business Bulletin. The bulletin also claims that four out of five new business owners are optimistic that they will achieve a higher level of business activity within the next 12 months, […]

Lead body acts on RSA results

The Design Council has backed findings from the Royal Society for the Arts’ inquiry into the future success of businesses, released this week. As a result of the RSA’s inquiry, Tomorrow’s Company: The Role of Business in a Changing World, a forum is planned to look into introducing performance measures for businesses, taking account of […]


It is entirely characteristic of Fred Scott that when asked about his work he chooses to enthuse about the work of another designer, Rodney Kinsman, instead. Scott’s 1979 design of the Hille Supporto chair is still one of the best office chairs available, patently the work of someone with exceptional design ability, and one of […]

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