Sauce design rebrands Carr-Gomm

London design consultancy Sauce Design has been appointed to rebrand the national charity for socially excluded and homeless people Carr-Gomm. The identity is scheduled to be unveiled on 28 June.

Absolut sculpts plan to bring Icebar to central London

Leading Swedish vodka brand Absolut is teaming up with the entrepreneurs behind the Icehotel in Sweden and start-up company Below Zero London to bring the UK’s first frozen ice bar to London. A raft of designers and artists will be appointed to work on the project, which will feature an Absolut Icebar, and an adjoining […]

Clean break for men’s grooming

Nicky Kinnaird As Watson reminds us, ‘Men weren’t taken to one side by their fathers and told how to exfoliate. So that’s what we try to do with the design of our packs. Women are miles ahead of men in terms of skincare. So we use the packaging design to underline what the product can […]

Nintendo plugs in NY concept store

Nintendo has made its first move into retail with the launch of a concept store in New York’s Rockefeller Center last weekend. Designed in-house, the two-floor store offers 920m2 of retail space, and features interactive systems based around the company’s games console products, including Nintendo DS and GameCube. Meanwhile, rival console manufacturer Sony has unveiled […]

Christian Aid makes pitch list for website revamp

As part of a wide-reaching overhaul of its brand identity, global relief charity Christian Aid is to redesign its corporate website and is putting together a pitch process to hire designers. According to Christian Aid Web manager Sarah Chamberlain, the organisation is holding preliminary talks with design consultancies for the project that will see the […]

News in Pictures

4 Pemberton & Whitefoord has overhauled the brand identity and packaging for Bambarria, a three-strong range of Mexican tequilas imported into the UK by Wine & Spirit International. 5 Microsoft last week launched its next-generation games console, Xbox 360, designed by its in-house team and AKQA. 6 German trainer brand Puma has launched the Kugelblitz […]

Finnish line

Scott Billings visits Finland during its Design Year to see if design still has a specifically Finnish flavour

Diageo targets female drinkers

Drinks giant Diageo is targeting young female drinkers with its latest ready-to-drink product, Archers Vea, with packaging created by Bloom. The group has previously worked on the Archers brand and was appointed to design the packaging for Vea as one of Diageo’s design roster consultancies. The product rolls out this week and will begin retailing […]

Dinnis Design winds up TicToc brand

Sainsbury’s this week opens its first in-store nursery, run by TicToc Childcare, with a brand identity designed by Middlesex consultancy Dinnis Design. The drop-in nurseries will be rolled out to larger format Sainsbury’s supermarkets if the launch of the first TicToc – in the Castlepoint Centre store in Bournemouth – proves to be successful. The […]

Inspired

Having somewhere to sit, relax, and be inspired in my own home is enormously important to me. Finnish designer Eero Aarnio designed the bubble chair in 1968, and was a pioneer in using plastic and glass fibre. It’s a masterpiece of reduction. Using the most simple of geometric forms, a ball, then cutting off a […]

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