Briefs

Lurpak Spreadable, the MD Foods product which launched this week, is designed by Dragon International. – – Manchester City Council has unveiled the plan for rebuilding its bomb-damaged city centre, designed by EDAW and Building Design Partnership.

Lurpak Spreadable, the MD Foods product which launched this week, is designed by Dragon International.

Manchester City Council has unveiled the plan for rebuilding its bomb-damaged city centre, designed by EDAW and Building Design Partnership. It includes a new Marks & Spencer store by BDP.

Terminal Five Rail Projects, the project team working on the extension of the Heathrow Express rail link and the Piccadilly Tube line to Terminal Five, has an identity designed by Glazer.

Newcastle consultancy NE6 has this week appointed Yellow M’s Alan Whitfield as a senior designer.

Berni Design in the US has updated the identity and packaging for the soft drink Dr

Pepper, to roll out worldwide.

London club Ministry of Sound releases its seventh Sessions mix CD on Monday. In-house designer Scott Parker designed the cover, which features a Christophe Demoulin photograph of DJ David Morales in a layered grid design. Screen-printed on a close cousin of tracing paper, the double folded sleeve is semi-transparent. The CD is packaged in an outer plastic sleeve. Parker says the brief aimed for an artistic feel. But his ultimate ambition for the vinyl version fell victim to cost. Says Parker: ‘I wanted to have an acetate outer bag, tracing paper inner bags and clear vinyl – it was just too expensive.’

London consultancy Hutton and Partners has taken on designer Graeme Holt and design management graduate James Alderson.

The charity Marie Curie Cancer Care is to launch a major marketing campaign next week, complete with a new identity created by Fishburn Hedges.

United Biscuits’ Croky crisps range has been redesigned for continental Europe by DJPA.

Ogle Design and its long-time Dutch collaborator TNO have formed Ogle/TNO Safety Products to produce crash-test dummies in Letchworth.

ICI Paints and Black & Decker have launched a new aid to home decorators. Developed by The Technology Partnership and designed by industrial design group Cre’active, Paint Mate involves a battery-powered pump squeezing the paint through a roller or brush connected to the unit. Cre’active Design partner Hans Petersen says: ‘We have tried to introduce an element of fun to a job which is often a chore, and we estimate that up to 30 per cent can be saved on the time it would normally take to decorate a room.’

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