20 March 2003

Dew Gibbons is in on Boots’ Act

Dew Gibbons has created packaging, graphics and visual positioning for Act, Boots the Chemists’ teen skincare range. It is the first revamp of the product range since its mid-1990s launch.

Fresh identity for Threshers

First Quench, the independent drinks retailer, has uncorked a fresh identity for its most successful brand, Threshers, as well as renaming the company Thresher Group.

Designers urged to sign up to EU registration law

Designers are being urged to take advantage of a Europe-wide design registration law that comes into force on 1 April. It has been created to make it easier and cheaper to protect designs across the continent from potential plagiarists. The Community Design law will offer protection in each European Union member state, which currently numbers […]

Joint study of Brighton uni brand

The University of Sussex is working with Blast and Circus to evolve its brand identity to reflect major changes in structure at the Brighton-based university. The two groups were appointed last week following an eight-way credentials pitch process which began before Christmas. Blast collaborated with Circus on a joint bid. Circus is starting research among […]

Design Week Awards 2003 announces winners

GBH and Starck Design has won Best of Show for Eurostar’s first-class lounges in the 2003 Design Week Awards. The project also won the prize for Hospitality Environments. Hot contenders for Best of Show were Foschini carrier bags by South African group The Jupiter Drawing Room, which won in own-brand packaging, and Interactive media – […]

Vox Pop

Shoe manufacturer Van Dal and chocolate brand Just Brazils both claim to target the ‘over 45s’ (News, DW 13 March). But if 40 is the new 30, where does the ‘grey market’ start and is age a valid demographic to target? ‘Targeting an age group is a grey area in its own right, the young […]

Latest range of Mibo light shades

The Applied Arts Agency today launches the latest range of Mibo light shades, designed by Madeleine Rogers. Patterns are transferred to the shades using a digital printing process and finished with a two-layer laminate to diffuse the light and provide even illumination. The range includes a 310mm x 200mm shade in three ‘graphic and simple’ […]

Opinion is formed around contemporary identity

Every week I scan Design Week for logo of the week. This particular logo for the Arts Council of England takes the biscuit. Who in their right mind would publish such an amateurish logo, or has it just been misprinted? Is there an image missing from the middle of the logo? I am hurt as […]

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