11 November 2010

No Right To Be Here, a monthly night at Manchester’s Fac 251 hosted by Quenched Unsigned,

Sight and sounds

Design and branding have always been of paramount importance to a band’s success. Garrick Webster discovers how entrepreneurial designers are helping upcoming musicians to stand out from the throng


News in pictures

Carl Jones Design has created marketing collateral for Arts Council England’s Arts Award scheme’s fifth birthday celebrations on 16 November.


News in pictures

Webb de Vlam has worked on the design of a limited-edition bottle and gift pack for Bombay Sapphire gin.

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Identica appoints Sam Stone to ‘raise creative standards

Identica has appointed Sam Stone to the newly created role of creative director. Her appointment comes as part of an expansion at Identica, which has also seen four other recent senior appointments, including Carol Lavender joining as deputy managing director (DW 8 July). Stone (pictured), who has been brand communications design director at Fitch since […]

Prince Philip prize honours the seminal work of Ideo founder Bill Moggridge

Who better to represent design as we tackle economic and social change than Bill Moggridge, the worthy winner of this year’s Prince Philip Designers Prize. Throughout his career, the Ideo founder has married design and technology and taken creative thinking way beyond its roots – product design in his case – to effect major breakthroughs. […]


Barber blueprint for Apricot store renewal

Barber Design has created a new retail concept for fashion store Apricot, which opens its new flagship store at Westfield White City this week. The store is the eighth standalone Apricot branch and will provide a template for at least two more spaces, set to open in the next year. Barber Design was approached by […]

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Hooke Design rebrands The Apprentice star Ruth Badger’s business portfolio

Hooke Design is starting to rebrand former The Apprentice contestant Ruth Badger’s portfolio of businesses, which will see a suite of new identities, guidelines and on-and offline materials worked up. Rising to fame as a finalist on TV show The Apprentice in 2006, Badger is now a consultant and public speaker with four businesses – […]


Simon Pendry takes up creative director post at Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin has appointed Simon Pendry as the new creative director of its London office. Pendry will join at the end of January after 11 years as senior design director at Jones Knowles Ritchie. JKR is currently seeking to replace Pendry. Pendry directly replaces Rob Riley, who returned to Blue Marlin in June following the […]

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British Council grants aim to encourage links with India

The British Council wants to develop closer links between the creative industries in the UK and India through the Connections Through Culture programme.The initiative provides three different types of grant, worth up to £5000 per application, to projects that involve collaboration between British and Indian partner groups – with each group having as close to […]

Robot Food’s rebranding of Jammie Dodgers

Parental guidance

Bright colours and cartoon characters might seem key to branding products for children, but Emily Gosling discovers designers are just as keen to employ clarity and nostalgia to appeal to the parents who hold the purse-strings

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