Workshop

Create a new workspace at home on 31 July from 10am until 4pm, aims to discover the key elements needed to transform a home environment into an efficient and exciting workplace. The workshop costs £88. Contact: 0171-607 5566 to book a place. Venue: The Design School, United House, North Road, London N7.

NTL by Basten Greenhill Andrews

In a £40m rebranding exercise, cable company NTL has brought all its acquisitions under one name. ‘We wanted consumers to relate to NTL in a positive way, with the identity reflecting the company,’ says marketing director Mike Hounsell. Customer research on the proposed new look was carried out by an independent research company, and ten […]

Vinopolis to open doors

Vinopolis – City of Wine opens this week to take on London’s visitor attractions. Situated at Bankside, Vinopolis has an identity by Lewis Moberly, interiors by Jasper Jacob Associates and audiovisual content developed by Media Projects.

Books

The entry deadline for the fifth European Design Annual has been extended until 3 September. Call for entry packs have been distributed to a variety of creative talent from all over Europe.

Digest

Ericsson is set to aim for the fashion market with the launch of the A1018 dual band mobile phone in a broad range of styles. The phones have been designed to have a greater aesthetic appeal and will come with a choice of five different coloured handsets, with interchangeable front panels. The phones aim to […]

Furniture

Plane displays sculpture and furniture by Nick Parish and Dennis Banovic until 30 July Venue: Tomato Building, 29-35 Lexington Street, London W1

New Tussauds logo

Pearlfisher has created the new worldwide corporate identity for Madame Tussauds. It was due to be unveiled in Las Vegas as Design Week went to press. The original Madame Tussauds venue in London will be rebranded later this year, along with the Amsterdam branch. Further attractions are expected to be opened worldwide.

Packaging stars claim rightful place

I am writing with regard to The Big Picture – Retail and the packaging design sector table in the survey section (DW 18 June). We are a multidisciplinary group with a strong bias towards packaging. We have had a ten-year relationship with Tesco, and other retail packaging experience includes WH Smith, Focus Do it All, […]

Saatchi’s burst of Future Energy

The deregulation of the energy markets is set to unleash a number of environmentally friendly sources of energy in the UK. The Energy Saving Trust – backed by the Government – has introduced the Future Energy scheme, with an identity created by Saatchi & Saatchi Design, to further development of alternative power sources. The design […]

Time for a clean break

Recent research conducted by Dragon suggests that concern over genetically modified foods is “boosting trade in organic and functional foods”. This claim appears to be supported by the decision of Italian restaurant chain Pizza Piazza to open the first organic pizzeria in the UK. The concept, called Pizza Organic, opens in Horsham, Sussex next week […]

Matthew Clark identity goes with the RDA flow

Communications specialist Robson Dowry Associates has created a new identity for drinks manufacturer and distributor Matthew Clark. The new image is part of a company restructure which will see it divided into five new business units from 1 August. With the exception of the wine division, each of the five arms will trade under the […]

Want a job? All you have to do is ask

A word to all those fresh graduates in pursuit of that elusive design post. Get yourself a job in Japanese fastish food chain Wagamama. That’s where Australian designer Matt Griffin found himself, having failed to find appropriate work in London. Bemoaning his plight to a friendly customer one day, he was asked which consultancy he’d […]

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