9 October 1997

Chatham Dockyard gets 16m Lottery money

A 16m project to renovate the historic Chatham Dockyard can go ahead, after a 5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. – No designers have yet been appointed to the project, but a number of contracts will be let next year when the first phase of the five-

Business Links should help realise potential

Why is it that everyone seems to believe Business Links are useless other than Business Links themselves? As a lone inventor I feel qualified to state that they have no policy or capacity to assist with inventors. I wasted a year being passed around by them. Bob Marshall’s letter (DW 3 October) outlines Devon & […]

Small screen, big vision

Coinciding with the launch of the new BBC identity, Martin Lambie-Nairn has produced a book on his television identities. Yolanda Zappaterra takes a look.


The Royal Society of Art has launched the 1997/98 Student Design Awards. Winners will be chosen from 48 different projects covering all design disciplines. Contact: Nicola Turner on 0171-930 5115. Act soon to take advantage of the 750 000 available from the Department of Trade and Industry’s Information Society Creativity Awards. The ISCA’s aim is […]

Repositioning for SA eagle

South African Eagle Insurance has a new corporate identity and brand platform, by Interbrand in London and Johannesburg. – SA Eagle now focuses on the five core values of leadership, innovation, trust, humanity and proactive quality service.

UK groups scoop top US packaging awards

UK consultancies have come out on top at two of this year’s international packaging competitions staged in the US. – Turner Duckworth and Blackburn’s have both scooped Best of Show awards, for their work on soft drink Oasis Revitaliser and Gleneagles Natu

Underground emotions

The brief for the Paris Metro’s massive new train project cites the emotional well-being of passengers as a fundamental design factor. Mike Evamy calls for an emphasis to be placed on psychological factors when we build new environments.

Unceremonious words

Jonathan Sands (cousin of Merchant Ivory character actor Julian) will prove a difficult act to follow as chairman of the Design Business Association, concedes successor Colin Porter. But just how nervous is Porter about his new role? He mounted the chair last week with the memorable words: “What the f**k am I letting myself in […]

Pride in UK design should start at home

While horse racing fans flocked to Paris last weekend for the Prix de l’Arc de – Triomphe, the French capital was playing host to a quieter meeting, but one of greater importance to UK design.

Greenpeace holds website pitch

Netherlands-based Greenpeace International is holding a pitch to redesign its website. The non-governmental organisation is due to announce a shortlist by the end of next week. The incumbent Know Haus has taken part in an unpaid creative pitch against UK groups Webworks, Sahara and Redwood New Media, along with Riverland and Cyber Consult in The […]

…and millennium erection is exposed

Inevitably, the Design Council debate touched upon the Greenwich Millennium dome. “It is called the New Millennium Experience Company, and boy you should experience it from where I’m sitting,” said its chief executive, Jennie Page, present at the debate. “Unlike the Channel Tunnel and the British Library, it will not be delivered late,” she added. […]

Amazing investment

Amaze, a multimedia group set up by Liverpool’s John Moores University, is set to increase its 15-strong design team after a 2m cash injection last week. The group will continue to employ between five and ten designers on a freelance and part-time basis, following its funding by investment company ECI Ventures. ‘We expanded our turnover […]

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