19 August 2004

Tories set light to old identity in the quest for votes

The Conservative Party’s torch logo is on the verge of being extinguished, and its name blotted out, if recent reports are anything to go by. In an attempt to spark some electoral interest, following disappointments in the European and local elections, senior party members are discussing a total rebrand. The new-look visual identity is being […]

Redhouse Lane wins Highways Agency work

Redhouse Lane has beaten four other groups to design and write Network, the Highways Agency’s monthly staff newspaper. ‘The whole newspaper will be given a gradual overhaul to make it a crisper, more appealing read,’ says consultancy senior magazine designer Sam Cork.

Lloyd Northover crosses border

Incepta Group-owned Lloyd Northover last week launched a Glasgow outpost, in conjunction with its full-service sister group Citigate Smarts. Lloyd Northover Scotland, which will operate from Citigate Smarts’ West George Street premises, will share that group’s infrastructure and work closely with Lloyd Northover’s London office. Consultancy managing director Victor Brierley confirms that the team will […]

Karma reaches Milestone before the journey starts

Milestone Strategic Design has created the identity for start-up car supermarket chain Karma, which opens its first outlet in Watford on 30 September. The consultancy generated the name and visual identity, as well as the interior and exterior designs for the inaugural 4650m2 showroom. The Karma brand is being positioned as a more approachable alternative […]

Puma and Philippe Starck collaborate on footwear

Puma and Philippe Starck have collaborated on a footwear range, which will be unveiled at The Conran Shop this September. The three dark grey shoe designs, which come with micro-herringbone treads and brightly-coloured backs, adhere to Starck’s design philosophy. ‘Evolution in design is based not on showing off, but showing less and less. It means […]

Design director vacancy at Attik

Attik is seeking a UK design director, following the resignation of Rob Brearley from the Yorkshire-based group. Brearley says his departure two weeks ago was amicable and he is currently ‘considering his options’. He says he wants to work more closely with clients. ‘In large design groups the creator of a concept often becomes detached […]

Little Chef tests Dig for Fire logo

The Little Chef restaurant chain is undertaking an open review of its identity, with the aim of winning customer approval for a slimline version of its iconic character Charlie. Redesigned by Sheffield creative consultancy Dig for Fire, and now to be tested in focus groups over the next year, the idea to shape up Charlie’s […]

Snap happy

Quentin Newark is smitten with the lo-tech charm of the latest Lomo camera, which puts fun and spontaneity back into photography

Because you can…

Because you can never start preparing for Christmas too early, The Plastic People Company has unveiled its holiday range of fairy lights. This year, the company has designed white feather, flower, angel and, intriguingly, bunny twinklers with which to deck the halls. But if boughs of holly and blazing yules still seem a bit premature, […]

BBC creates new strip for Match of the Day

Match of the Day, the BBC’s Premiership highlights programme, returned to its Saturday evening slot last weekend, with revamped titles, graphics and set design that will be applied to all the BBC’s football programming. According to BBC Broadcast creative director Jane Fielder, the work aims to ‘lift the BBC football brand across the board’. Consultancies […]

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