20 January 2005

On-screen identity for BBC America Comedy Live series

BBC Broadcast has designed the on-screen identity for the BBC America Comedy Live series, using an animated sequence of microphones to introduce British comedians. The microphone cables form shapes that represent the comedians’ journey to the US, including a plane, a map of the UK and the Statue of Liberty. BBC Broadcast creative director Steven […]

Call for entries

Entries to the iF Material Award 2005 should be submitted by 31 January. Contact: Ralph Wiegmann or Heike Meier, iF International Forum Design, Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Germany, T: +49 511 89 32408. Info: www.ifdesign.de

CK Tools aims to carve out a niche with Boxer brand

The hand and power tool manufacturer CK Tools has appointed Boxer to refresh its identity as part of a long-term strategy to boost awareness. The company is seeking to ‘increase credibility’ with its existing audience and attract a wider audience through the redesign. Boxer was appointed to the project in November 2004 following a three-way […]

Apple extends Mini brand for move into mass market

Apple Computer made its most decisive move into the cut-throat mass market of personal computing last week when its chief executive Steve Jobs unveiled a suite of new products at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Perhaps the most significant product announced in Jobs’ keynote address is the Mac Mini, the cheapest and smallest Mac […]

Taxi spices up Nik Naks packs

Bristol design consultancy Taxi Studio has created a ‘naughty’ Valentine’s Day crisp packet design for Nik Naks. It is the consultancy’s first project for brand owner Golden Wonder and is worth a five-figure fee. The love-inspired crisps, which will have a special dose of ginseng flavouring, could raise more than a few eyebrows, says consultancy […]

McConnell resigns from Pentagram

Pentagram partner John McConnell is resigning his directorship of the consultancy at the end of March. Architect William Russell, designer of the Alexander McQueen flagship store in New York City, has been headhunted for the soon-to-be vacant partner position at the design group’s London office. McConnell (pictured) says he will continue working on a consultancy […]

Designer of the Year shortlist

The Design Museum has announced its shortlist for the £25 000 Designer of the Year prize, which will be awarded at the beginning of June. Nominees this year are Jasper Morrison for his Rowenta kettle and toaster range; Design Council strategist Hilary Cottam for her championing of design in schools, hospitals and prisons; the designers […]

Design needs showcases as much as architecture

Contemporary architecture is at last receiving the attention it deserves in the UK. Despite the sad fate of Daniel Libeskind’s Spiral extension to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, Sir Norman Foster’s Gherkin building for Swiss Re has won acclaim from cr

Priestman Goode does first class job

Airbus this week unveils the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft, the 555-seat, double-decker A380. Designated as a ‘flagship of the 21st century’ for passenger flight, the £150m vehicles feature first-class cabin interiors designed by Priestman Goode. According to consultancy founder Paul Priestman, the group is working on a number of additional A380 projects for a […]

TNT Mail to deliver SRF-created identity

TNT Mail, part of postal service company TNT UK, is unveiling its first brand identity, designed by Sutcliffe Reynolds Fitzgerald, to bolster its long-term strategy to rival Royal Mail. The identity is based on an artwork theme dubbed ‘Post Modern’, and develops the iconic three-roundel logo that brands other TNT divisions, such as TNT Express […]

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