14 November 2002

What with omnipresent…

What with omnipresent Ulrika stories and Sven’s falling stock as England manager, you’re probably sick to death of all things Swedish. But hark, here’s Malmo-based group David Design skiing forth to restore our faith in the land of Abba and Volvo. Complied by Swiss DJ Olivier Rohrbach, From Sweden with Love is a 14-track CD […]

Choc packs a product of Landor Paris’ imagination

Landor Paris has created the packaging and brand identity for Kraft Foods’ ‘gifting chocolate’ product Imagine, launched in France last week under the Suchard brand, in a project worth around 150 000 Euros (about £95 500). The consultancy has designed the structure of the box – derived from the shape of upmarket handbags like Hermes […]

Clear identity given to stately home in Devon

Clear Communications has created the first brand identity and corporate style for stately home Dartington Hall, as part of a major investment by the hall’s owner as it moves to focus on the leisure market. The medieval, Devon-based venue is owned and operated by the Dartington Hall Trust. The hall has 55 bedrooms for leisure […]

A graphic representation at this year’s Turner Prize Doctoring historical fact

We’ve finally made it to Tate Britain to check out this year’s Turner Prize shortlist. For some reason Nick Serota decided to invite Culture Minister Kim ‘conceptual bullshit’ Howells to the opening instead of us. Pah. Anyway, graphic and interior designers will be interested by Liam Gillick’s entry (pictured courtesy of Corvi Mora, London) – […]

Brandragon serves up curry sandwich range

Cambridgeshire-based consultancy Brandragon this week rolled out the initial marketing campaign and product presentation for Minara Food’s new sandwich concept, the Naanwich. The product – a curry-filled naan bread – was conceived by Minara but, according to Brandragon managing director Eddie Stableford, the group took the project from concept to reality. Stableford says the most […]

Retain your individuality in the race to win new clients

The message we’re receiving from the industry is that, despite the economic dip, there is design work to be had, albeit with tighter budgets, reduced fees and the competition never so fierce. Most of the stories in this week’s news pages, for example, are about projects won, completed or in progress, with scant indication of […]


Nottingham-based Purple Circle has designed the 2002 annual report and accounts for the Nottingham Community Housing Association, which is published today (Thursday).

Architectural link for Fitch London

Fitch London has announced a link-up with architect and industrial designer Patrick Davies Partnership this week, which sees a combined offer – to be known as Fitch Davies – being housed within the consultancy’s offices in London’s Smithfield. The focus of the business will be large-scale projects where a collaborative approach to specialist architecture, interior […]

Vox pop

Iain Duncan Smith is facing renewed problems, with senior Tories challenging the leadership this week. His choice of branding himself as The Quiet Man seems to have backfired and is being exploited by opponents. What film theme would you recommend he choose as a brand to help silence the doubters and why? ‘Forrest Gump – […]


South Yorkshire-based Rabbit Design has created a 68-page book for the Earth Centre, a 162ha visitor attraction near Doncaster.

Pearlfisher repacks Tesco ranges

Pearlfisher has created a basketful of packaging for Tesco, embracing its Fresh Fruit, Savoury Rice and Pasta & Sauce ranges, that goes on shelf from this week.

Lime sets scene for independent holiday operator

Brighton-based consultancy Lime has created an identity for independent holiday operator Travelscene, which competes against the likes of My Travel-owned Cresta and Bridge mainly in the European city-breaks market. The design retains the Travelscene red, which has been an element of the identity since the brand was founded in 1967, but adds three secondary colours […]

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