Ten years ago Carlos Virgile and Nigel Stone were household names in design. The interiors duo had shifted from Fitch, then a publicly quoted company headed by Rodney Fitch, to Imagination, the events supergroup that was then broadening its design offer to architecture, graphics and what was to become brand experience. A host of fashionable […]
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Britvic Soft Drinks is about to appoint a consultancy to co-ordinate its youth media activities, after the end of its two-year relationship with Tribal DDB. Tribal provided a strategic overview service for Britvic, liaising with the design and digital media specialists working on its soft drinks portfolio, such as Brandhouse WTS, Cocker Brand Design and […]
Tutssels has created a new range of anti-perspirants for Waitrose supermarkets, using black-and-white photography by freelance photographer Tim Platt, inspired by fashion editorials.
Broadcast specialist English&Pockett has unveiled stage one of a three-phase project, worth over £1m, to reposition Swedish public broadcaster Sveriges Television. The first phase is individual identities for channels SVT 1 and 2, plus an SVT logo to be used across all screen and print branding – worth £300 000. The channel identities and overall […]
Former Enterprise IG managing creative director Franco Bonadio has resurfaced, after some three months’ freelance, as creative director at C21, where he heads a team of four designers. The consultancy, which is strong in digital media, focuses on social, environmental and ethical projects, drawing only 30 per cent of its work from corporate clients. Bonadio […]
Richard MacCormac of MacCormac Pritchard & Jamieson, architect of the Science Museum’s Wellcome wing, was knighted in the New Year Honours list.
MSD, the world’s largest pharmaceuticals company, has appointed UK medical specialist Photosound Communications to create its range of international exhibitions in a deal worth several million pounds. Photosound, which was appointed following a five-way creative pitch against four US design groups, has won a three-year contract to design some 26 shows per year for us-based […]
Dyson is stepping up its marketing drive with its first exhibition and demonstration facility – Dyson Demo – designed with Wilkinson Eyre architects and based in Paris.
Inflate has found a way to use Britain’s adverse weather to its advantage. Working with Japanese company Idée to develop an earthquake-proof, flat-pack, portable blow-up shelter, Inflate realised the model could be used to accommodate peopl
London consultancy Aboud-Sodano has designed Paul Smith’s new Spring/ Summer catalogue. Using the poolside as its setting, the glossy brochure reflects the kitsch, colourful nature of Smith’s latest male and female clothing collection, which features outsize flower prints, garish checks, micro-bikinis and 1970s-inspired scarves. The new book features photography by Miles Aldridge, including Scottie dogs […]
Reflex New Media has just unveiled Harvey Nichols’ first Web presence, backed by a five-year plan to manage the upmarket fashion retailer’s move on-line. The £300 000 design project, which involved the efforts of over 50 people and took eight months to complete, went live last week. All the imagery on the website has been […]