An installation at last year's event

Future Everything set to return

Creative Code, Future Cities and The Data Society will all be under the microscope at next year’s Future Everything event in Manchester, which is billed as a Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention.

St Aubel

Belgian sanctuary

Family and Friends has developed the name, branding and packaging for new Belgian-produced fruit cider St Aubel. The packaging’s arch window device isinspired by the local Val-Dieu Abbey church. The purple-and-silver palette hints at the monastic tradition in the region for brewing, while appealing to both men and women, says Family and Friends partner Derek […]

Alder Tree

Cold wrap

Ipswich-based consultancy Firebrand Creative has designed new packaging for Suffolk ice-cream brand Alder Tree. The consultancy says, ’The rebrand was not only to reflect the quality of the product inside, but retain some previous design elements so as not to lose the grassroots charm and authenticity of what is essentially a family-run business.’

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Doves Farm Organic packaging by Studio H

Studio H has designed packaging for a new Doves Farm Organic range Gluten Free -working in collaboration with Swedish illustrator Petra Börner. The consultancy rebranded the company in 2006, introducing a new identity system, and was appointed to this project directly in September 2010. An illustration-focused approach has been used to differentiate from the look […]

Dark Angels Press

New chapter opens for publishing firm Dark Angels Press

David Carroll has worked on the first book from fledgling Dark Angels Press, for which he is art director. The book is a novella, The Angel of the Stories, by John Simmonds, who set up the company to publish limited-edition books by business and copywriters. The hardback, cloth-covered book features 21 illustrations by Anita Klein […]

Lyndda

Principles easily forgotten when times are tough and clients ever demanding

The call for designers to play a bigger role in the public arena isn’t new. But it took a couple of interesting twists last week in a debate addressing how designers can stay true to themselves, while meeting the needs of clients. Jan Casey asked cultural historian Professor Sir Christopher Frayling and Design Museum director […]

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I Want Design hits the right note for London Jazz Festival

I Want Design has created the visual identity for this year’s London Jazz Festival, which will be held in November. The festival, which is run by music producer Serious in association with BBC Radio 3, takes place at venues across London, including the Southbank Centre and the Barbican. The consultancy began work on the project […]

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Fratelli Damiano almond calls Mayday for redesign of its identity and packaging

Mayday has redesigned the identity and created a new look across packaging for organic almond brand Fratelli Damiano. The consultancy was appointed directly in September and asked to create a new identity, as well as look at packaging across ranges encompassing nut butters, bagged nuts, ground almonds, nut sauces (pesto), chocolate/nut spreads and chocolate coated […]

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Cabinet project seeks to redefine visitor perceptions

Architects and designers have been rummaging in the archives of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery as part of a project that aims to redefine how museums present themselves to visitors. The Cabinet exhibition is a collaboration between the museum and the University of Plymouth, which has seen the museum open up its archive to […]

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News in Pictures

The Vital Agency has rebranded and relaunched Marston’s English Pale Ale, aiming to ’move the culture of real ale on in the eyes of the masses with something a little different’.

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News in Pictures

From 12 May to 16 July, London’s Blain Southern gallery will be showing The Curious Image, an exhibition by Dutch artist and designer Jeroen Verhoeven, who is part of design house Demakersvan.

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