Alloy Total Product Design has created a portable Internet audio player for electronics company PDT, which was unveiled this week. Using a PC plug-in and wireless connection, InTune 200 can access six ‘sound sources’ including Internet radio, MP3 and CD over a range of 9m. Described as ‘high-tech ghetto-blaster’ by Alloy managing director Nick Vessey, the product features an anodised-look metallic finish and cloth-covered speakers. ‘We had to think about where it would sit in the home. It could go anywhere,’ he says. InTune 200 will retail at under £200.
Cheltenham-based consultancy ArthurSteenHorneAdamson (ASHA) worked with the children’s charity on a new logo, tone of voice and branded products.
It’s hard to write for brands without sounding forced, argues Rob Mitchell, co-founder at copywriting agency We All Need Words — most brands give up altogether and let the design
The exhibition includes banknotes baked in apple pie, dexterity tests for bank staff and a “Cold War calculator”.
The Curious Customs collection – created by London-based design studio NB – depicts traditions from cheese rolling to bog snorkelling.