The in-house design team at Boots has redesigned the Boot’s children’s clothes brochure and packaging for Boots’ American-style ‘sub’ sandwiches – the team’s first major packaging project.

The Labour Party was set to outline its new policy document on small and medium-sized enterprises at its Industry Forum’s conference on Wednesday.

The National Consumer Council is calling for a code of practice covering environmental claims on packaging. The council says many Green claims made for products such as detergents can be woolly and unverifiable.

Siebert Head has designed new packaging for Acco UK’s stationery range.

This fantastical flying machine dominates the entrance atrium of the new 12m Alton Towers Hotel which opened last weekend. Interiors for the themed, 175-room hotel are by McNeece. ‘It was a very fun project,’ says McNeece project manager Ron Hughes. ‘The theme is based on a fictitious Victorian gentleman travelling in a flying machine, and the artefacts he brings back,’ he adds. Some of the artefacts are real, but McNeece has worked with the Tussauds Group in-house design team to create objects like the flying machine.

Harper Mackay is designing the Golden Square offices of advertising agency M&C Saatchi in London’s Soho.

Pyott Design has designed the branding, packaging and on-screen look – all themed around lava lamps – for the first CD-ROM for picture library Tony Stone Images.

Italian manufacturer Colombo Design was not formed from a buyout from Valli & Colombo as reported in our architectural hardware feature (DW 23 February). Nor has it any interest or shares in Valli & Colombo, which is an unrelated company.

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