16 December 2010

Review of the Year

Review of the year

The past 12 months have seen game-changing events which could easily have swamped the world of design – not least the profound and continuing impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review – but our industry continues to thrive and look forward to new challenges

Chapter Hotels

Dragon Rouge creates new hotel brand Chapter Hotels

Dragon Rouge has created the identity for new British hotel chain Chapter Hotels, and will brand each new Chapter property as it opens. The Chapter brand has been launched by Swire Hotels, which operates urban hotels in Hong Kong, mainland China and now in the UK. Chapter has just opened its first venue, the Montpellier […]

Pencil packaging

In the soup

Pencil has created packaging for soup company Watmuff & Beckett, which launches this week. The consultancy developed line illustrations of a ladle and fork to include a cut-through, to showcase the contents. The reverse features caricatures of the owners, which will be developed for the company’s stationery, says Pencil creative director Luke Manning.

Striped lamp

Stars in stripes

Brazilian design group Allê hadesigned by José Marton. The range is partially constructed using waste product from other designs in the Allê range.s created the Hybrid collection, which is set to launch in the UK. The collection features striped lamps and side and coffee tables

Mark Studio briefed to work on Christian Aid Week campaign

Mark Studio has been appointed to create the identity and campaign work for next year’s Christian Aid Week. The event, which is held in May, raises money to elevate poor communities out of poverty and generates 15 per cent of Christian Aid’s income. Mark Studio was appointed five weeks ago following a three-way paid creative […]


The challenge of cuts is upon us, but let’s stay upbeat and confident

What a roller-coaster year it’s been for design. Just as consultancies were raising their heads above the parapet with confidence for a working future post-recession, the Government axe started to swing and uncertainty reigns once more, particularly among the industry’s establishment. This is why the interiors set will greet with muted joy news that a […]

Form adds music scene vibe to identity work for Lettuce

Form is working on the identity of Lettuce, creating packaging, point-of-sale graphics, brochures and website for the ladies’ scarf brand. Form was appointed in April by Lettuce director Adrian Lisle, who says it was chosen because of its experience in design for the music industry. Lisle says, ’I thought creating a look for a band […]

DWHD audit leads to rebrand for British Horseracing Education & Standards Trust

DWHD has rebranded the British Horseracing Education & Standards Trust, a charity which awards qualifications in the racing industry. BHEST also operates the Racing to School education programme, which aims to introduce young people to horseracing and delivers educational activities – covering the National Curriculum – on a racecourse. DWHD started work on the rebrand […]

Heartlands scheme to turn mine site into heritage centre

An arts commissioning programme is set to bring work by a host of international artists and designers to a multi-million-pound community-led development in Cornwall. The Heartlands project aims to transform a derelict tin-mine site in Pool into a development featuring parkland and cultural and heritage facilities. Work has started on-site and the development is set […]

The English Belt

News in Pictures

Six Ashes Studio has created the identity for leather goods manufacturer The English Belt.

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