Throughout the world, the way people drink vodka is changing. Swedish vodka brand Absolut has responded to this trend with an orange-flavoured vodka, dubbed Absolut Mandrin. The branding has been created by London consultancy Pearlfisher and will be launched in Sweden and the US at the end of October. It is due to hit UK […]
Bangor design group Darragh Neel Associates has designed the new corporate identity for Sheridan Group, a leading property developer in the leisure industry in Northern Ireland and Eire. It will be rolled out on all group corporate literature, signage and hoarding over the coming weeks. DNA has also created a brochure for the new £90m […]
Oh goody, something new to bleat about other than the BA tailfins. Further to Elan Fleisher’s apt descriptor “Feh” (Letters, DW 10 September) I say and Woe and Doh!
British Bakeries is launching its first pre-packed sandwiches under the Hovis brand, with packaging by design consultancy Tomorrow Associates.
Design and exhibition design group Crystal Visions is set to open a new office in the US on 1 October.
The Department of Trade and Industry has started its trawl for candidates to take over from Design Council chairman John Sorrell, when he steps down at the end of the year. The DTI is working with Sorrell and Design Council chief executive Andrew Summers to find a successor to Sorrell, who took over the post […]
Thirty-three graphics stars have signed a manifesto urging the international graphics community to reverse their priorities away from pure commercialism to “more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication”. The First Things First Manifesto 2000 is being published in design magazines across the world. It is intended “as a spur to much-needed debate about the […]
London design group HGV has created the identity for a new office furniture range called Neo, launched by manufacturer Desking Systems. The group won a three-way credentials pitch to create the name, identity, teaser campaign and brochure for Neo. Desking Systems sales and marketing director Mike Stanton says: “Neo is a big departure from our […]
Thomas Cook Plus is an 840sqm out-of-town warehouse concept, designed to inspire customers and provide a stress-free environment.
Tesco has slashed the number of groups on its design roster by half after deciding it contained “too many” groups for it to work with. Following a creative pitch for a new coffee last month, the leading UK supermarket now has a ten-strong roster. Six groups were dropped from the main roster and four taken […]
Dan Fern’s predictable reply (Letters, DW 3 September) to your astute observations of the state of graphic design at the Royal College of Art (Comment, DW 20 August) further saddened a lot of graphic designers with an interest in the RCA. Graphic design is a great and specific art that deserves a sponsor who also […]
It’s amazing how short our memories have become in these busy times. But few can claim the brief attention span of Sean Blair, out-going Design Council design and communications director. His descriptor on the website of his new venture Limited Nowhere makes much of his first-class degree in Design for Industry, the fact he founded […]