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Partners in Communication has designed packaging for To Go, a range of 14 Indian and Chinese frozen ready meals, which will be available under the Happy Shopper retail brand from mid-June.

Mackintosh look by ThirdEyeDesign

Mackintosh, the century-old menswear brand, launches a revamped identity by ThirdEyeDesign later this month. The consultancy, which received a five-figure fee for the work, has also redesigned exhibition stands, packaging elements including swing tickets and labelling, stationery, carrier bags, brochures and coat hangers. The consultancy was briefed to update the brand image, but retain the […]

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Wirebox Designs is rebranding Vauxhall City Farm, the London farm set up in 1977 to give inner-city children a taste of rural life. The project includes a website redesign, stationery, business cards, newsletter and other fundraising material.

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Citigate Lloyd Northover has appointed Jeremy Shaw as head of design. Shaw has been with the company since 1988.

Degree shows

University of Brighton graduates from the schools of art and design, architecture and critical studies show work from 15-20 June. Venue: Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY. Kingston University graduates show their work at Output from 12-19 June. Venue: Faculty of Art, Design & Music, Knights Park, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey […]

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Interior has been appointed to design two Eurostar lounges at Waterloo International, which will open in mid-June.

Enterprise brand appoints Fraser

David Fraser has been appointed as Enterprise IG Brand Experience managing director. Fraser, who takes up the position in July, joins from property developer Heron International where he was a board director responsible for brand and design. Fraser, a former senior consultant with Fitch, will work with Enterprise IG Brand Experience chief executive officer John […]

Vox pop

This week we are publishing our Top 100 Design Consultancy Survey, based on consultancy’s financial performance. Which group or groups, other than your own, would lead your Top 100, based on non-financial criteria, and why? ‘It would be Wolff Olins. I’ve known and admired it virtually from its start up. And it is still the […]

Vic Reeves’ artistic ‘Doings’

Comedian Vic Reeves will show his artistic ‘Doings’ next month in an exhibition of paintings, drawings and photographs. Off-beat sketches of a Fat Elvis character going to the shops, as well as other creations with titles such as A Shrimp in a Suitcase on a Window Ledge, mark Reeves out as a latter-day Spike Milligan. […]

Given a make over

L’Oréal USA director of store design and merchandising Allison Thomas speaks to Liz Farrelly about her career since graduating from the Royal College of Art

Creative ideas that don’t include touching base

Blue sky thinking can take a variety of forms, as a recent editorial on consultancies’ ideas awards showed. Being blindfolded for two weeks and living the celebrity life for a day were among the schemes dreamt up by staff at Coley Porter Bell. The article went on to ask what senior bods might do to […]

Design Now – Graphics to run between 21 June and 27 October

An exhibition showcasing developments in contemporary international graphic design is to be held at the Design Museum’s Contemporary Design Gallery from 21 June to 27 October. Design Now – Graphics, the second in the series of Design Now shows, features US typographer Matthew Carter, Amsterdam consultancy Mevis en Van Deursen and Paris consultancy M/M’s collaboration […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]