CPB wins lottery job

Coley Porter Bell has been appointed to rebrand Littlewoods Pools’ lottery scratch card brands. The group won a proposals pitch against Landor Associates, says CPB business development manager Tim Hill. Littlewoods acquired charity lottery company UKCL, which operates the Lukcy brand, in December. The company is looking at combining the rival brands, says a Littlewoods […]

LECTURES

The second Society of Typographic Designers’ lectures featuring Dutch design continues with UNA, the Amsterdam-based partnership of Will de l’Ecluse and Hans Bockting. Titled Type and Other Faces: annual reports, the talk is at the RIBA on 15 May at 6.30pm. Entry by ticket only. Details: For tickets contact Freda Sack on 0171-734 6925.

First Impression

A film’s title sequence should do more than just list the credits, it should set the scene for what is to come. Kyle Cooper is an expert at doing just that, says Yolanda Zappaterra

Brand new pad for helicopters

The International Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare has appointed architect Foster & Partners for the development of new premises on a greenfield site prior to making a bid for Lottery funds.

Poster graduates

Michael Johnson wonders why the art of the poster is so neglected in this country, and suggests we look overseas for proof that it can still be great. Michael Johnson is design director of consultancy Johnson Banks, which does the odd poster itself.

Brief

The theory behind sparklers, those bonfire night staples, is also behind Vertigo, a new lightbar product which produces fleeting images with the use of light trails. UK distributor M&M says that the system could make an interesting feature in dimly lit bars, where almost any image could be momentarily suspended in space for the entertainment […]

Post Office retains BCG

BCG Communications has retained the design and production of The Post Office’s annual report and accounts without a pitch. The group is also to redesign The Post Office website. The first phase of the redesign will run to between 30 and 50 pages and will go live in June. BCG won a three-way free-pitch.

Building design group sets up interiors arm

Building design group Watkins Gray International is setting up a specialist interiors division. Paul Frostick, a former project director at The Thomas Saunders Partnership, will head a team concentrating on commercial interiors. Frostick, who worked at TTSP for almost 24 years, is an architect and interior designer. “I was fed up with working for someone […]

Friendly format for jeweller

Jeweller Mappin & Webb, part of the Asprey group, has appointed John Herbert Partnership to create a more welcoming retail format for its 16-strong chain.

Practice makes perfect

With the evolution of doctors’ surgeries into multi-purpose medical centres has come a new design brief, which has led to big improvements, finds Nicky Churchill

BOOKS

Photo Docklands – Changing Perception, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing is priced 9.95. The book features six photographers who have captured life in London Docklands, including John Goldblatt, Ruth Stirling, Dave Lewis and David Moore.

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