Council moves throw up work

Further changes to local government may throw up identity work, following Environment Secretary John Gummer’s plans to refer more potential unitary authorities to the Local Government Commission. Gummer announced his decision last week on the fate of 20 English counties awaiting judgement on possible unitary status (DW 20 January). Another 12 counties are still waiting […]

Burton gets Secretive

The Burton Group is believed to be trying out a new lingerie store concept called Secrets. Designed in-house, the Secrets format is being tested in two prototype stores before any roll out. Jet, the UK’s fifth largest petrol brand with more than 1000 outlets, has appointed Light & Coley to review its identity and forecourt […]

Putting the high into high street

Roll up! Roll up! If you were that stoned on Saturday night that you couldn’t be bothered to go out, you may have caught Channel Four’s Pot Night of programmes about cannabis. Included in the discourse was a piece called Joint Ventures about the marketing of marijuana, should it ever be legalised. And who is […]

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The Partners has designed two brochures for international tableware manufacturer Wedgwood. The product brochures – one aimed at brides-to-be – feature the photography of Mary Rose Loyd, Giles Revell and Simon Wheeler. The Partners’ first work for Wedgwood, the brochures are highly pictorial, save for the third page, which carries copy in the flowing Florens […]

Fitch takes Virgin into the money

THE Virgin Group has launched its first financial product, with identity and literature by Rodney Fitch & Company. – The consultancy’s brief was to develop the name and identity for a joint venture between Virgin and Norwich Union.

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For the past three years Tracy Hillier has been designing stupendous rugs and wall-hangings. Her latest collection draws on patterns found in architecture and birds. Particularly pleasing on the eye is this rug inspired by the Puffin. Based in Luton, Tracy can be commissioned on 0582 485267.

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BBC2 is to introduce an on-screen identity for its season of programmes and films celebrating the centenary of the birth of cinema. The channel’s 2 figure is fashioned to resemble a film can, dropped in slow motion on to a bed of film. Low-key lighting and use of the BBC2 corporate viridian colour gives a […]

Nottingham showcase is just the ticket

We can at last lend our support to an initiative to put graphics firmly on the map. The bid by the likes of global graphics club Icograda and Nottingham Trent University to set up an international graphics museum in Nottingham (DW 3 March) echoes our plea some months ago for a public venue to be […]

Goldstar funds RCA design show

The Royal College of Art has secured ú180 000 sponsorship from the Korean electrical manufacturer LG Electronics, best known for its Goldstar brand.

WPP predicts record trading

WPP Group is forecasting record trading for 1995, its tenth year. Last week the media giant recorded a surge in pre-tax profits of 57 per cent to ú85.

Posters From Poland

Posters by the Polish artist Lex Drewinski looking at the world’s problems. Until 24 March. – Venue: Pentagram Design, 11 Needham Road, London W11 2RP.

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]