1 February 2001

Clean sweep

Furniture exhibited at the Cologne Fair came in an inspired mix of materials and a wide spectrum of off-beat colours.

Digest

Purple Circle has created the identity for a pub quiz aimed at landlords, called Jumbo Quiz. It offers prizes of up to £40 000.

Crisp image by Brewer Riddiford

Brewer Riddiford has redesigned the identity, packaging and all related material for family-owned natural cereal company Jordans. The revamp is understood to be the client’s biggest investment in design. The consultancy has refreshed the Jordans identity by modernising the stencilled-style lettering and redrawing its Mill Building headquarters. It is now framed in a 3D-effect cream […]

Boots men’s salons turn unisex

Boots the Chemists is pulling the plug on its men’s grooming salons, following last year’s launch of two pilot stores, and is rolling out unisex health and beauty concepts instead.

Talk

The Typographic Circle begins their 2001 series of talks with Tom Hingston on 8 February. Hingston has produced work for recording artists such as Massive Attack and Robbie Williams. Tickets are £15 for members, £20 for non-members and £10 for students. Contact: abigail.silvestre@lippapearcedesign.com or 020 8744 2100.

Digest

Grade Design Consultants has designed the Putting Ideas Into Action school pack, which tells children how to start environmental schemes for charity Living Earth.

Future Lab attracts Insect

Insect has created the branding and identity for The Future Laboratory, a trends forecaster that launches in spring. The three founders of the company come from the worlds of fashion, journalism and advertising and have attempted to draw freelances together from different backgrounds, including writers for The Face and Sleazenation. Co-founder Sean Pillot de Chenecey […]

Saddle up for a ride on Mandelson’s new pony

News has reached Diary that a well-known personality, occasionally spotted wearing cycling shorts and cowboy boots around fashionable areas of the capital, is considering a possible move in to brand consultancy. Although the party line is that he will content himself with a backbench, low-profile position with his current employer, ‘friends’ quoted in national newspapers […]

Enterprise XP is built for brands

WPP GROUP has named its “brand expression” offer Enterprise XP, to sit within The Brand Union alongside Enterprise IG. Enterprise XP is designed to extend the group’s relationship with clients, such as BP, by offering brand building services for internal

Digest

Conran Design Group has created the mail order menswear catalogue for Italian fashion group Artigiano and the latest brochure for German appliance manufacturer Neff.

Djpa packs punch for Dutch supermarket chain

Anglo-Dutch consultancy Djpa has created the packaging for Dutch supermarket Konmar’s 1300-strong own-label products range. The identity and interiors are by Dutch group Michael Peters Group BV, which is no relation to London consultancies MPL, The Identica Partnership or the former Michael Peters Group. The move follows the consolidation of six supermarket brands into a […]

If you sell your group are you selling out?

I would like to respond to the VoxPop question (DW 19 January), asking if mergers and acquisitions are the only way for smaller design groups to compete. The design industry has been slow to embrace a changing business environment. Design Week’s annual Top 100 survey last year showed the split between a few large consultancies […]

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