MTV channel VH1 unveils a revamped identity by Dixonbaxi tomorrow, as the channel seeks to encompass areas of popular culture other than music, such as film. According to VH1 marketing director Anna Bateson, the work is part of the channel’s move to broaden its appeal and build its ratings. The on-screen work features a sliding scale of abstract graphic animations, which dance and pulse with changing colours. ‘The perception of VH1 didn’t match the reality of its output and we wanted to create a closer match,’ says Dixonbaxi founder Aporva Baxi. The consultancy was appointed on the strength of previous work on MTV’s on-screen personality and MTV2’s revamp.
Cape Town-based design conference and festival Design Indaba returns next month promising a special edition to celebrate 25 years.
The Yoto Player — a connected speaker with a light-up smiley face — can play stories, music, radio and podcasts for children.
As part of a relocation scheme, University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie will be given a state-of-the-art update “designed to ensure that the huge advances in digital technology are centralised”.
The London design studio has worked with Olive, whose co-living spaces will provide 20,000 beds in three Indian cities.