New York branding consultancy Sterling Group has created a new brand identity for Lipton’s Iced Tea, with a new bottle by Futurebrand-owned The Coleman Group in New York. The new bottle is narrower to fit into a standard US car cupholder, with an indented grippable side. The refreshed branding incorporates a modern version of the […]

Euro 2000 commission raises Red Pepper profile

Red Pepper’s efforts to increase its profile in the sports arena have been given a boost with a commission to produce the title sequence for ITV’s coverage of Euro 2000. The football tournament kicks-off on 12 June. The TV design specialist has previously created and produced title sequences for ITV’s coverage of both Euro 96 […]

Voluptuous mannequins employed to promote British underwear

Voluptuous mannequins and inflatable women’s legs have been employed in the design of a new exhibition, opening this week, which aims to rid British underwear of its dowdy image. Created by architectural consultancy Branson Coates, and organised by the British Council, Inside Out opened yesterday at London’s Design Museum and will later embark on an […]

Does Boo.com show the Web has run out of surprises?

Where once cyberspace inspired awe, the Internet has now become boring. Graphic content has become more important than content. This compromise has stimulated thinking about the virtual aspects surrounding e-commerce and e-branding. Although the first companies to put the on-line idea into practice have been successful, their success is hardly sustainable. With the recent fall […]


Glasgow-based Zoo Architects is nothing if not eclectic. Open to most challenges, it designs furniture, interiors, buildings, landscapes and even boats. ‘We’re architects who’ll do anything within reason. We don’t draw a line between architecture and interior design,’ says Peter Richards, an English architect who set up Zoo four years ago. Graven Images apart, there […]

New Norman Lewis look, by Cox

Cox Design has created a new corporate identity for Norman Lewis Office Furniture & Facilities, as part of an effort to raise the long-established manufacturer’s profile within its industry.

Luxon Carrà sharpens Blue Arrow identity

Corporate branding consultancy Luxon Carrà has created a new identity for recruitment company Blue Arrow. The new look is designed to support the integration of 42 smaller, specialist recruitment companies under the Blue Arrow banner, including Blue Ar

Andy Martin

While most Londoners about town are familiar with Oliver Peyton’s fashionable and stylish Mash and Isola bar and restaurants, the designer behind it, Andy Martin, has a surprisingly low profile. This is something the Australian-born, and until recently Paris-based, architect is out to change: he is keen to get his hands on bigger projects. He […]

London cyber hotel ‘explodes into the future’

The design team behind cyber lounge Nutopia in London’s Covent Garden is creating “a super hi-tech hotel”. The new venue will seek to give London hotel users “a taste of tomorrow”, says Nutopia managing director Grant Mitchell. Mitchell sees a gap in the market for such a cyber hotel, which will feature ultra hi-tech conference […]

Animal charm

Fifty years on and Animal Farm is soon on at a cinema near you – animatronics and all. But will it be a turkey at the box office?


In a bid to decentralise its menu, to allow more difference in the bill of fare within its chain of pubs, Pitcher & Piano has introduced a modular menu system created by Infurno.

Care scheme takes on Brand Creative

An initiative promoting employee volunteering in Manchester has been launched by the Co-operative Insurance Society. Its branding has been created by recently launched Manchester design group Brand Creative. Based on a successful project in New York, Manchester Cares is part of the national Cares Incorporated programme, which encourages individuals and organised teams to support local […]

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