‘The one that stands out which we really enjoyed was one for Ribena, where we created a club to draw some of the activity off-pack,’ says Mark Joy, director of sales and promotion company Ingrams. Ribena is aimed at a different audience to something like Tango, and the merchandise needed to be gentler, to appeal the younger age-group. Joy says: ‘They were all bespoke, manufactured in the Far East. We had things like a chuckling berry, a three-and-a-half inch high character that chuckles in an engaging way when you tap the top of his head, a cheering baseball hoop, and a calculator.’ The idea, Joy says, was to take a set of characters and produce good quality toys that kids really wanted, using them to bring the brand alive.
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A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.