Trickett & Webb has updated the livery it created for Computer Cab, London’s largest licensed radio taxi company. A vapour trail has been added to the identity to represent Global Positioning Satellite technology being fitted to more than 2000 taxis.
Royal Institute of British Architects past president Frank Duffy was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Architect David Shalev, whose practice Evans & Shalev designed the Tate Gallery at St Ives, Cornwall, received an OBE.
Design in Action has redesigned the packaging, pump clips, multi-packs and brand identity for Tetley’s premier bitter brand.
A record 1011 applications for grants for capital projects have been registered for the third round of grants from the Millennium Commission. Successful bids are due to be announced at the end of January.
The British Council has appointed Branson Coates to design a touring exhibition featuring interior design in British public buildings, which will launch in Singapore in April before moving to Moscow. Further destinations are likely.>
The packaging for Hell, a Slovakian “beer brewed in hell”, has been designed by Oakwood Design Consultants in Bristol.
The Laser Pod – a high-tech sculpture of ultra-violet lighting, a gas tube laser, crystals and holographics which has been exhibited at the Riki-Tik bar in Soho – is to spawn Laser Pod 2. Created at iC Holographic by holographic artist Chris Levine and design engineer Howard Betchen, the son of Laser Pod is now under construction and will be shown at the BT Museum next year. The sculpture creates a unique presence by throwing organic patterns of light across walls. Ultimately, it will be linked to a sound system to provide a co-ordinated audio visual display.
Umbrella Design has created a self-service duty-free perfume outlet for airport trader Alpha Retail. The Perfume Gallery opened at Heathrow’s Terminal 2 last month. Further outlets may follow.
The contact number for those interested in Evermore, the Julian Barnes/Howard Hodgkin book published by the Palawan Press is 0171-229 1499 (DW 13 December 1996).