9 September 1999

Animal magic

How do you bring the energy and complexity of The Lion King to the stage? There’s more to it than pulling a lion cub out of a hat.

Orange to open café

Orange is launching its first leisure outlet, scheduled to open in Birmingham this October. Orange Studio is being designed in conjunction with Atelier Works, serving food ranging from breakfasts to formal dinners. Situated near New Street station, it features open plan rooms, a light-filled atrium bar, Internet and video facilities for businesses and the public.

Manchipp brands Angel insurance

Freelance designer Simon Manchipp has created the corporate identity and branding for a new insurance scheme created for the US business market. Angel is currently being launched exclusively in the US by London Special Risks to provide insurance for employers against the increasing number of employment-based litigation claims. Manchipp, who also created a 12-page brochure, […]

Metro New Media

Design and digital photography for the Metro New Media brochure is by Rebecca Foster. The cover image was computer generated by Chapter Two Productions. Foster then used a negative of the original image using the corporate colour. The brochure highlights the company’s developing portfolio of services, which include multimedia and Internet training for creatives and […]

DNA developing DCMS website

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport plans to revamp its website as a “cutting edge” portal by the end of the year. Digital media specialist DNA Consulting is developing the site after winning a three-way unpaid credentials pitch. It will replace the existing site, which was designed in-house in 1996. The project is the […]

Conferences

Quest for Value ’99 is a two-day forum for digital media professionals examining the state of the industry from 15-16 September. Contact: http://www.nmk.co.uk/ events/Q4V99 for information. Venue: University of Westminster, Regent Street Campus, 309 Regent Street, London W1. A conference challenging the growing tensions between transport interests takes place on 11 September at 10am. Transport […]

Yellow pages drives Birmingham nuts

Yellow Pages may have achieved the impossible and injected colour and vibrancy into the city of Birmingham. Through its ambient ad campaign, designed by Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO, Yellow Pages has placed a yellow banner that is 11m-high, featuring a red squirrel, on the side of a building in Central Birmingham. Brummies were invited to […]

Petrogal

Encouraged by Graça Abreu Design, Portuguese oil refining company Petrogal has produced its first environmental report

Digest

Kraft Jacobs Suchard is redesigning Terry’s Chocolate Orange with the help of London group Brewer Riddiford. The group joins the company’s confectionery roster, which also includes Landor Associates, Turner Duckworth and Design Bridge.

Early learning centres

Keeping a large group of school children entertained is no easy task but the UK’s museums are meeting the challenge.

Digest

International auctioneer Phillips has appointed Elmwood to develop its new identity which will be applied to literature and signage.

New format for Bewley’s cafés

Bewley’s, the Irish café company, has appointed Dublin-based branding and design consultancy Bradley McGurk Partnership to develop its retail design for future cafés in the UK, Europe and US.

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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 […]