‘I always seem to be finding 20 000 stuffed away somewhere,’ says Maurice Acton (right), chairman of the recently formed MTA Group. Clients will be pleased to hear that he is not talking about 50 notes, but about wasted Air Miles. Acton is a seasoned traveller, as most of the group’s work tends to be overseas – resulting in an enormous collection of the tokens, many of which he never gets around to redeeming.
WPP reports a faster-than-expected recovery in its half-year results, with branding consultancies among those capitalising on a shift towards digital media and ecommerce.
Everything from climate change to growing inequality is affecting the way homes need to be conceived and designers are rising to these new challenges.
London’s Old War Office has been reimagined as a high-end destination, with period-inspired branding from design consultancy Greenspace.
Design studio Blond has crafted the latest addition to the refillable deodorant landscape, which forms a patina over time.