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Cider brand Woodpecker has new packaging by Webb Scarlett, designed to see off the competition from alcopops. – – Microsoft Network and Royal Mail have launched Relay One, a service which converts e-mail to real mail.

Cider brand Woodpecker has new packaging by Webb Scarlett, designed to see off the competition from alcopops.

Microsoft Network and Royal Mail have launched Relay One, a service which converts e-mail to real mail. Microsoft Network’s in-house team collaborated with multi-disciplinary design group PCI Live Design on the computer interface and envelopes.

Marketing services company Aspen PLC has appointed corporate identity and multimedia design group Rise to work on its 1997 annual report, accounts and multimedia communications. Rise is also rebranding Aspen to give the 14 companies in the group a more cohesive identity.

The latest poster by MJ Productions and Croydon Marketing and Development is now on billboards, promoting redevelopment projects by EDAW Architects in the “city of opportunity”.

London group Munro & Forster has redesigned leading social work publication Community Care to cater for its broadening readership.

Norwich graphics group Brightstar has designed a corporate identity for project management consultant Philip Gunn & Associates. It is the first time the client has used a design group. Brightstar will be undertaking design of brochures and the company’s website.

Pods is a light installation created by the Unnatural Light Company, one of ten winners of the 1998 Sainsbury Scholarships. Winners each receive 6000 towards setting up retail design studios at London’s Oxo Tower. Other awards went to: Carl Clerkin, Caterina Fadda, Mark Holmes, Robert Lancaster, Pauline Burrows, Doreen Gittens, Monika Piatkowski, Bodo Sperlein and Miranda Watkins.

Intro took the accolade of Best Design Team at the Music Week Creative & Design Awards on Monday evening. The group also won Best Album Design for Julian House’s work on ‘krautrock’ pioneer Can’s album Sacrilege. Farrow Design’s work for Spritualized’s Ladies & Gentleman, and The Apartment’s design for Sci-Fi Lullabies by Suede (pictured above), came second and third in the category. Best Single Design was awarded jointly to Bjrk’s Bachelorette by Me Company and Farrow Design’s Somewhere sleeve for Pet Shop Boys. See Multimedia, page 22, for the results of Music Week’s website design category, Dotmusic Awards.

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