Someone rebrands Pakistani broadband company

Consultancy Someone has rebranded Pakistani broadband company Wi-Tribe by creating a new brand language to support its existing identity. Appointed in October through a pitch held by company owner the Qtel Group, Someone has looked to create a ‘people-centred’ proposition with a handmade look, according to consultancy co-founder Simon Manchipp. Manchipp says, ‘A lot of […]

DBA works with GLA to promote procurement best-practice

The Design Business Association says it is to work with the Greater London Authority to develop best practice design procurement case studies. DBA chief executive Deborah Dawton made the announcement at the launch of its new directory – an online database of DBA-registered design groups – which was held at London’s City Hall on Tuesday. […]

Oxfam campaign Grow

Wolff Olins brand Oxfam’s Grow campaign

Wolff Olins has created the identity for the new four-year Oxfam campaign Grow. The campaign, which launched yesterday, calls on governments, businesses and consumers to tackle problems which threaten the world’s food sources, such as climate change and landgrabs. Wolff Olins was appointed in July 2010 as part of a larger project to create new […]

Portland redesigns media agency interiors

Portland Design is redesigning media agency Arena Media’s interiors, creating a new studio space and developing a graphic suite for its office in London’s Bloomsbury. The consultancy was appointed in November 2010, having been invited to a three-way pitch on the strength of previous work for branded spaces. Keeley Lascelles, senior designer at Portland, says, […]

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The stories of ourselves

Riding high on the tidal wave of interest in all things personal, some daring museums are providing a completely different take on what makes a suitable exhibit. John Stones seeks out some intimate and intriguing collections

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Tough and brutal

A long-running festival in the south of France is setting the standards for presenting photojournalism from a range of frontlines war zones, prisons, mental hospitals and, indeed, the underbelly of British life.Suzanne Hinchliffe previews this year’s unflinching selection

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Win, lose or draw

Much like illustrator of the moment Noma Bar, Paul Blow’s doctrine is ’concept over style’, which he has allegedly claimed ’is the only way to overcome boredom and bleeding eyes’. Bleeding Eyes is the title of one of his bold images that are up for an award at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Illustration Awards […]

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Training zone

Despite the economic downturn and spending cuts, design and technology CPD courses have enjoyed a steady stream of custom. Emily Pacey explores the recent success of training courses and its implications


Crunch time

Dragon Rouge has created new packaging designs for Nairn’s Oat Biscuits. The consultancy says it has used ’dark, rich’ colours to emphasise the ’full flavour and naturally energising proposition of the four varieties’. The new packaging is rolling out across the four flavours of the biscuit.


City by the seaside

Essex-based consultancy Greybox has designed Southend-on-Sea’s bid document to gain city status. The creative includes a wave-shaped timeline pointing out key moments in the history of Southend, and is housed in sea-blue and rich yellow box that acts as a canvas for the vibrant cover when opening the lid, according to Greybox creative director Daniel […]

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