14 October 2004

Eureka! exhibition draws crowds from overseas

Since there has been a certain amount of criticism of the London Design Festival, I would like to record how valuable we found the festival. Design-Nation organised Eureka! – a collection of products intended to encourage retailers to use British designers and manufacturers – and specifically launched it during the event. Eureka! attracted an enormous […]

Boots kicks off Asian foray with store by Coutts

Coutts Creative has designed the first standalone store for Boots Retail International in Hong Kong, as the company moves to grow share and build brand awareness in the Asian market. The retailer has had a presence in Hong Kong since 2002, with concessions in local personal care chain Watson’s, but this is its first dedicated […]

Mad loads identity by Ammunition

Branding and design consultancy Ammunition has created a visual identity for Mad Group, a start-up organisation promoting ethical products to mainstream audiences. The consultancy is also designing the group’s website, set for launch before the end of the year, and will work with public relations agency August One Communications to market the Mad Show, a […]

Media Square circling for design consultancies

AIM-listed marketing communications network Media Square could soon snap up more design groups, its chief executive suggested this week. Media Square remains acquisitive following its recent spree of purchases, according to chief executive Jeremy Middleton. ‘We are still interested to talk to people [about acquisitions],’ he explains. The expanding network acquired digital media group Arnold […]

RCA and industry unveil socially responsible work

Collective reluctance to get our eyes tested and the inadequacy of home office furniture are among the social issues explored in a series of industry-funded projects unveiled at London’s Royal College of Art last week. The symposium saw 12 research associates – all RCA design graduates – presenting the findings of ten year-long projects, each […]

Identity by SFM taken as read

Sans Frontiere Marketing has created an identity, signage and interiors for the Westminster Bookshop in London. Opened in the country’s political heart this week on the site of the former Politico’s political bookstore, the Westminster Bookshop has been launched by the publisher Methuen, which recently acquired Politico’s publishing arm. The store will act as an […]

Tonic redesigns website for 750mph

Tonic has redesigned the website for sound design and audio post-production house 750mph. The site, www.750mph.com, employs an ‘ethereal’ smoky graphic device, reflecting the ‘immersive quality of sound’, according to Tonic creative director Ranzie Anthony.

Urbis to host Alsop exhibition

Manchester’s Urbis is to host an exhibition designed by Will Alsop from January next year. Called SuperCity, it will envisage cities of the future and feature ‘large structures that blur the line between imagination and reality’, according to a spokeswoman.

Sleep with the fishes

DreamWorks pulled out all the stops to create an aquatic haven for dorsal-finned wiseguys, but will it be as ground-breaking as the company’s previous work? Nick Smurthwaite dips his toe in the water

Nykris has redesigned…

Nykris has redesigned the website for Her Majesty’s Treasury – www.hm-treasury.gov.uk – in a bid to improve its accessibility, usability and navigation. The latest design of the website is intended to complement the HM Treasury brand and draws inspiration from the London Treasury building at 1 Horse Guards Road that was recently redeveloped by Foster […]

Engine promotes Lambeth Transport Fun Day

Engine has designed a campaign for Lambeth Transport to promote its Fun Day Walk to schools and the local community. The campaign, which comprises a poster and leaflets, is designed to help reduce traffic congestion and pollution and communicate the fun aspects of walking.

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