Hackney Empire is scheduled to unveil the second phase of its development programme on 14 September. The renovated venue includes a new 24-ton visual identity at the front of the building, an education studio, the Marie Lloyd Rendezvous Bar (pictured), and a hospitality suite by Tim Ronalds and Ronald Muldoon, with graphic design by Crescent Lodge. Creative director Muldoon says, ‘We have incorporated modern design with the old. We didn’t want to have anything corny-modern – not too much glass. We didn’t want people to feel as if they were on display like something in a goldfish bowl. We wanted the bar, in particular, to be something unique.’
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.