Blue Orbit goes into administration

Reading-based digital design group, Blue Orbit, has gone into administration. According to Ross Gemmel of accountant Begbies Traynor, which is handling the administration process, the group called in administrators on 13 May.

Harvey Nichols picks Thompson

Harvey Nichols is planning to unveil a range of specially- procured Australian foods under its Taste Australia banner, with a visual identity created by Leeds consultancy Thompson. Food and drink imported from boutique suppliers in Australia will be showcased with a series of tasting and workshop events in Harvey Nichols stores. Thompson’s visual identity shows […]

Cast against stereotype

In spite of the media’s best efforts to reinforce the prima donna image, Adrian Shaughnessy thinks the public’s perception of designers is slowly improving

Nucleus snaps up New Wave

Nucleus has acquired on-line marketing specialist New Wave Marketing for an undisclosed sum. Under chairman Peter Matthews’ ‘buy and build’ strategy, the takeover is Nucleus’ second this year, following the acquisition of Equire in March (Design Week 25 March).

Last chance to see

The Other Flower Show, featuring ten garden shed installations by contemporary artists including Tracy Emin and Tord Boontje, concludes on 11 July. The wide range of installations on show include sound, lighting, interactive designs and visual art. Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.

Learning curve

Hannah Booth looks through the degree shows to find the creative stars of the next generation

Degree Shows

The Camberwell College of Arts MA Degree Show, featuring book arts, drawing, digital arts, conservation and print-making, is on from 7-10 July. Venue: Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road, London SE5. Part one of this year’s New Designers runs from 1-4 July. The event includes ceramics, contemporary applied arts, fashion, glass and textiles. Venue: Business […]

Off-the-shelf legal offer

As Tesco unveils Legal Store, Trish Lorenz asks designers if they believe there is a case for branded legal services that target consumers more effectively

Tundra gets delicatessen logo design down to a T

A bar and delicatessen called T will open in The Tea building media complex in London’s Shoreditch this month, with interiors designed by Matt White and an identity by Tundra. Tundra, which was appointed in April without a pitch, is also creating graphics, including menus and stationery, and has designed three bespoke wallpaper panels to […]

Fine US forecast for Lambie-Nairn

Screen branding group Lambie-Nairn has won the contract to rebrand The Weather Channel Companies in the US, for the first time since its inception in 1982. The branding project will include redesigning print and screen identities for use across all media, including the creation of an idents sequence for broadcast. The Weather Channel claims to […]

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