11 October 2007

Screen tags

NEWLY LAUNCHED television channels Diva TV, Dave, Virgin 1 and Sky Real Lives will join the increasingly frantic battle for viewers’ eyeballs this autumn.

Bookish charm

Many are unaware of its existence, and those who make use of it cherish its eccentricities, so will the expansion of the London Library spoil the rich character of this venerable institution? Trish Lorenz gains a sneak preview of the redevelopment’s first

Show vrooms

With more than 50 brands unveiling 100 new cars across ten halls at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, making an impact takes some doing. Guy Bird looks at three car makers’ stands that did just thatIf sheer size is the way to make an impression at the huge Frankfurt Motor Show that prize would go […]

Courtauld’s logo redrawn by Salterbaxter

The Courtauld Institute of Art has unveiled a redrawn identity and revised brand strategy by Salterbaxter. Timed to coincide with the start of the Courtauld’s 75th anniversary, the branding consists of an anniversary logo featuring the strapline ‘Opening minds to art’, as well as a redesigned website, www.courtauld.ac.uk, and two permanent marques for the Institute […]

Provokateur wake-up call for Otesha Project

Ethical communications group Provokateur has created a brand identity and communications materials for the UK launch of Canadian environmental charity the Otesha Project. The branding is designed to encourage young people to get involved with world issues. Provokateur, which has also created branding and campaigning work for organisations including human rights charity Liberty, ActionAid, Greenpeace […]

National Gallery exhibition launches with the help of Abeyasekera

The National Gallery is putting the finishing touches to its showpiece autumn exhibition, with the help of exhibition designer Karl Abeyasekera and lighting designer David McDade. Seven rooms of the National Gallery will be given over to Renaissance Siena: Art for a City, which brings together Renaissance art that does not conform to the traditional […]

JHP to create a tempting strategy for Cadbury Ireland

Confectionery giant Cadbury in Ireland is exploring the strategic development of its instore brand positioning, and has appointed UK consultancy JHP to tackle its approach. JHP will look at where Cadbury could locate chocolate within a convenience store, following the replacement of confectionery at checkouts with financial services leaflets and other products.The project, which is […]

Bord Bia sets up Brand Service for Irish food and drink products

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, is in the process of establishing a design panel to deliver brand projects as they arise. The aim of the panel, named the Brand Service, is to provide graphic design, branding, pack design, or even create a completely new brand look or identity for various food and drinks products. […]

Conran, Dyson and Ive got it all wrong – if we believe Myers

I was fascinated to hear from Simon Myers (Business Insight, DW 4 October) that you have to be ‘production-led or ideasdriven’ to thrive as a designer in the 21st century, and that a client-demanded fault line has developed which insists that you must be one or the other. Hmmmmm. Well, I guess that tips Jasper […]

Back to the drawing board

If you’re into food porn, look away now. The Javier Mariscal-designed English version of Spanish cooking bible 1080 Recipes is out this week and it is devoid of the lush, heavily manipulated images that seem to dominate the pages of other recipe books. The 800-page tome eschews much in the way of photography, replacing it […]

Success and life outside the city

If you’re fed up with working in London, it could be time to move out. Marksteen Adamson has done it, but warns against following the rural dream too enthusiastically

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