12 August 2004

The Macallan relaunches entire whisky portfolio

Edrington Group-owned The Macallan has relaunched its entire whisky portfolio, with packaging, bottle and label designs by Design Bridge. The bottles take their cues from 19th century designs, and labelling boasts a classically drawn illustration. ‘Our inspiration came from The Macallan’s luxury positioning and its sensuous spirit,’ says Design Bridge group creative director Graham Shearsby. […]

Interpublic Group reports losses

Interpublic Group, the parent company of FutureBrand and Jack Morton, has reported a net loss of $5.4m (£2.9m) for the second quarter of the year, although this is lower than the $13.5m (£7.4m) loss during the same period last year. The company said its financial position improved in a year-on-year comparison, showing a return to […]

Why buy a round when you could buy a Chooba?

Great design is all about the elegant and efficient delivery of more booze in less time, as some inebriated luminary probably once said. And here it is: the Chooba. Designed by Keane Interests for the brewing trade, the Chooba device sits on the pub tabletop and dispenses four pints of your chosen beer. This system […]

Geffrye Museum looks for vintage design talent

The Geffrye Museum is looking to appoint designers to work on the planned overhaul of its 17th and 18th century domestic interiors rooms. The improvement of the two rooms marks the final stage in a series of developments made throughout the museum since it became an independent trust in 1990. Director David Dewing says plans […]

Olive overhauls React Direct identity

Olive has overhauled the visual identity for transport logistics company React Direct. The design now consists of a segmented roundel, with each coloured segment representing one of the company’s four divisions.

Broadband For Life is Macromedia’s site of the day

Broadband For Life, a website (www.broadbandforlife.com) and short film produced by MoseleyWebb as part of the Welsh Assembly’s Broadband Wales scheme, is featured as US software giant Macromedia’s site of the day today (Wednesday).

Lauderdale House launches Unnoticed Gems

Lauderdale House in London’s Highgate this week launches Unnoticed Gems, an exhibition by artist and designer Lucy Jagger. The artworks juxtapose the natural and the man-made, light and dark, and words and images to present an individual view of the capital. ‘I’ve tried to capture the layers of visual and cultural references that make living […]

Folk wins Bango contract

Folk has won a year-long contract to reposition mobile Internet technology provider Bango as a global brand. The Hertfordshire group beat three other consultancies to the work, which will include the design of print and digital media materials and an on-line presence.

Sentimental brand value

Financial markets may try to dictate the success or failure of certain brands, but when it comes to loyalty the City still has a lot to learn, says Hugh Pearman

Madhouse puts SUFC rebranding in the net

Sheffield United Football Club unveiled a revamped brand identity last weekend to coincide with the kick-off of the football season and the club’s Saturday opener against Burnley. Manchester group Madhouse Associates was responsible for the design, which launched across season tickets and special event and corporate hospitality brochures, posters and flyers. The consultancy was briefed […]

Everyman brings the TacheBack

TacheBack, the Everyman campaign that encourages men to grow moustaches through September to assure the health of their, er, appendages, is back. Chaos Design has created a new logo and website, at www.tacheback.com, which even gives you advice on which style suits your face. TacheBack proceeds will fund research into detecting and treating male cancers.

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