23 September 2004

New Islington and Hackney Housing Association identity launch

Hoop Associates is set to launch its identity for New Islington and Hackney Housing Association this weekend. The organisation, renamed Mosaic Homes, also commissioned digital media design by Digit, and Magyar Marsoni Architects to refurbish its head office on London’s Curtain Road.

BEC aims for higher grade with Taxi

Taxi Studio has created a brand identity for Brislington Enterprise College, as the Bristol secondary school moves to challenge its reputation for academic underperformance. The branding initiative,worth a five-figure fee, is set to launch this week. Taxi won the project, which encompasses internal and external signage, a yet-to-launch website at www.because.org.co.uk and print materials including […]

DJPA makes Grolsch fizz as it repacks lager brand

Grolsch is to roll out a refreshed brand identity and packaging across its global markets, with design work by DJPA Partnership. Packaging for the Coors Brewing Company-owned lager brand will be harmonised across the UK, Dutch and US markets, with UK distribution commencing this month. DJPA was awarded the work 18 months ago without a […]

UK Gear spring in the Army’s step

The British Army has made its first incursion into consumer products putting its name and expertise to a high performance training shoe, designed and marketed by sportswear company UK Gear. The PT-03 shoe is branded with the army’s crossed swords identity on the underside of the tongue. The trainer was designed by UK Gear managing […]


Alessandro Mendini at Alessi: A Retrospective, from 17 to 30 September, features the work of this contemporary designer, including the Proust armchair. Venue: Alessi, 22 Brook Street, London W1. From 24 September to 30 October, an exhibition/ sale of contemporary jewellery, Looking: Over My Shoulder, celebrates the Lesley Craze Gallery’s 20th anniversary. Venue: Lesley Craze […]

Vodafone calls on Fitch London

Fitch London is developing a new-look retail concept for Vodafone UK’s flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. The overhaul, due to be completed in early 2005, comes in the midst of a ‘light expansion programme’ for Vodafone, and only one year after the Oxford Street flagship opened, with an interior by Checkland Kindleysides. Elements of […]


The Design Business Association will run Value of Design seminars in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh in October. Tickets are £40. Info: Call 020 7251 9229 or e-mail hannah.paterson@dba.org.uk

Practice doesn’t make perfect for one DW reader

Simon Barbato is perplexed by my enthusiasm for Dorothy Goslett’s The Professional Practice of Design (Letters, DW 9 September). I am somewhat perplexed by Barbato’s response. It’s not clear if his gripe is with me, Goslett or the publisher, who he berates for not commissioning ‘an entirely new title focused on winning new business’. In […]

CPB identifies Henley Centre

Coley Porter Bell has provided an overhaul of the visual identity for market research company The Henley Centre. As part of the rebrand the company has shortened its name to become Henley Centre. Both groups are owned by advertising and communications giant WPP, but CPB took part in a three-way pitch to win the work, […]

Design Corp turns high street on to Harmony

Licensed sex shop brand Harmony’s controversial Oxford Street flagship in London is set to open, with design by start-up consortium Design Corp. An affiliation consisting of retail design specialist Spacecraft Design, graphic design group Draught Associates and lighting designer Orb Lighting, has created an interior that will now be applied to the chain’s three other […]

Studioilse unveil product designs

Studioilse, the design group set up by interiors star Ilse Crawford, will unveil its first ever product designs next week at the Gainsborough Studios in north London. The collection, dubbed ’36-24-36′, consists of furniture, lighting and textiles. It aims to bring a ‘more human dimension’ to design, says Crawford.

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