12 January 2006

Winkreative founder Tyler…

Winkreative founder Tyler Brûlé is to present a forthcoming TV series on global consumerism. The six-part BBC 4 show – Counter Culture – goes on-air on 19 January. Brûlé examines the retail habits of shoppers in Japan, Sweden, Russia, Italy, Libya and the US, taking time to interview a selection of retail savants like J-Lo […]

Royal design contest for new memorial

Buckingham Palace has announced details of a design competition for a memorial to the Queen Mother to be sited off The Mall in London. The project’s budget is £2m and is to be completed by 2007. The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 January. See www.qmmemorial.gov.uk for details.

Mastercard unveils airport illustrations

Mastercard is launching a series of large-scale illustrated posters in major airports worldwide, created by London design consultancy Airside. The project represents the largest set of illustrations yet commissioned by Mastercard, according to Mays Elansari, account handler at Mastercard’s advertising agency McCann Erickson, which brought in Airside to create the designs. The consultancy was appointed […]

ITV’s multichannel challenge

After some delay, ITV is finally set to launch its new screen identity, designed by Red Bee Media. Scott Billings looks at the implications. The launch of ITV’s new screen graphics next Monday is likely to be one of the highest profile visual identity rebrands this year – a major piece of broadcast design that […]

Diesel to open flagship Bond St store

Diesel is planning to open a new flagship store on London’s Bond Street this April.The two-floor 52m2 store is being designed by an in-house team that has incorporated the building’s original features into the design. ‘We want to stay true to the Bond Street tradition, but give it a Diesel twist,’ says its spokesman.Situated on […]

Independents fuel design sector mergers in early 2006

Mergers and acquisitions among independent design groups have kicked off with a bang in 2006, with two key deals completed since the first week of January.Public sector design specialist the Limehouse Group acquired Synergy Communications on Monday in a cash and earn-out deal for an undisclosed sum. Meanwhile, last week, Oakwood DC acquired the assets […]

Interbrand appoints Olivier Perrard

Interbrand has appointed Olivier Perrard to the position of retail director of its French operations. He will report to its chief executive for France, Jean-Baptiste Danet.

Boots the Chemists…

Boots the Chemists is launching its second range of ‘fashion’ sandwiches, called The Collection, with a packaging design by Davies Hall. The Autumn and Winter collection reflects the current fashion trend in military clothing and Russian graphics. The range launches this month.

Fitch helps Dunlop to get down with kids

Dunlop Tyres is embarking on a new brand strategy this week, created in consultation with Fitch. The move comes in a bid to capitalise on the lifestyle market and attract the younger consumer. Over the past 18 months, Fitch has been developing a revised brand language for Dunlop, which will be published in a brand […]

Wolff Olins defends Scott departure

Wolff Olins chairman Bryan Boylan denies that the consultancy parted company with its US chief executive Eric Scott because he would not make redundancies (DW 6 January).

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