Hemisphere designs Lethal Communications identity

Hemisphere has designed a visual identity for Manchester-based arts and culture public relations agency Lethal Communications. The logo plays on ‘lethal’ words with a non-aggressive resolution: ‘harm’, for instance, becomes ‘harmony’.

Enterprise launches Sputnik vessel

Enterprise IG has revamped Sputnik Vodka’s identity, as brand owner Russian Vodka House moves to tilt the drink toward the premium end of the on- and off-trade market. The new-look identity, which launched last week, sports an airborne Sputnik satellite emblazoned with a Russian star and a rocket propelled from a ‘launchpad’ label, rendered in […]

October date for Design Buyers

Design Week is launching a three-day summit to bring design groups and clients together. To be staged in Cardiff from 20-22 October, The Design Buyers’ Forum is a development of the Design Forum ‘match-making’ event which has run for the past three years. Admission is free for clients, though consultancy delegates will be charged to […]

Aubrey Kurlansky Design reworks Parliament Choir’s visual marque

Aubrey Kurlansky Design has reworked the Parliament Choir’s visual marque, following a brief to play down the ‘stuffiness’ associated with Parliament. The portcullis symbol has been relegated to a mark of endorsement, while the refreshed logo becomes more prominent, says AKD creative director Aubrey Kurlansky.

Lateral’s letter should get fur flying at No 10

The prime minister’s inbox will soon be swamped by e-mails from animal lovers far and wide, thanks to a letter-generating ruse by the RSPCA to support the Animal Welfare Bill. Created by digital communications group Lateral, the ‘weapon of mass awareness’ campaign will provide those at the top of the food chain – the electorate […]

All change for London

As the Routemaster reaches the end of the road, Hannah Booth looks forward to next week’s 50th anniversary rally in honour of a design icon

China shift offers designers way in

A report published this week by Design Partners and the Creative Exports Group highlights an abundance of opportunity in China for UK consultancies within the industrial design and interiors fields. Entitled Changing China – the Creative Industry Perspective, the UK Trade & Investment-backed study provides a market analysis of China’s burgeoning economy from the international […]

Staying power

Trish Lorenz checks into a variety of hotels across a broad price spectrum – from budget to boutique. They all have one aim in common: giving the guest a memorable experience

Call for entries

Nesta’s Creative Pioneer Programme is now open to applicants with degrees in art, design and architecture and moving image sectors. It aims to support 50 individuals, offering them a paid, three-week course at the Academy and the chance to win £35 000. Contact: For a full list of criteria and an application pack, visit www.nesta.org.uk/theacademy.

Badges exhibition

An exhibition of badges – entitled Status Symbols: Identity and Belief on Modern Badges – opens at the British Museum on 22 July. The show has been designed in-house by curator Amanda Gregory, and will feature 20th century badges from around the world. The three sections of the show examine topics such as expressing identity […]

Ryness sees the light with The Nest

Ryness, the London-based lighting and electrical goods chain, has appointed The Nest to revamp its retail estate and create in-store communication materials as part of moves to expand and modernise the brand. The retailer has 12 stores and an electrical showroom within the M25 area. It plans to expand to ‘in the region of 20 […]

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