24 March 2011

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Eclectic Eccentricity

Eclectic Eccentricity is a vibrant collection of vintage and contemporary jewellery. Combining a love for unique and varied pieces with a hefty dose of fun, the collections are as different as the name. Founded in 2004, Eclectic Eccentricity is full of gems and trinkets galore; necklaces, rings, brooches, bracelets and hair slides, all inspired by […]

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Get rolling

Andy Warhol’s hippy hangout The Factory was famous on the New York scene for its parties, artsy types and drug-fuelled shenanigans. And now the West London Art Factory is launching its first pop-up event to stamp its mark on the London art scene (er…minus the drugs). Get Rolling is a one-off party special on 1 […]

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Pure type

In what seems like a rather unlikely collaboration, Design Studio, D&AD, Nokia and Finlandia vodka are coming together tonight to help present the Nokia Pure Exhibition, celebrating the launch of the new Nokia Pure typeface created by typographer Dalton Maag. Refreshingly, perhaps, for a mobile phone company, the new typeface is really rather beautiful. Nokia […]

Origin

Origin

In a terrifying reminder of how quickly 2011 is going, news is already reaching us about exciting new plans for this year’s Origin Contemporary Craft Fair, with the deadline for those wishing to exhibit rapidly approaching. In fact, it’s next week (29 March), so best prize those misshapen knitting needled claws away from the bobbins […]

The Playing Place

Playful pin-up

As part of the Cornwall Design Season, Studio Space One designer Sam Gray has created a poster for The Playing Place, a literary-inspired designed space housed in a shipping container in Lemon Quay, Truro. The Playing Place is influenced by Cornwall’s amphitheatres. Words are by John Simmons.

Foursquare offer

Foursquare offer

Branding and design consultancy Mobas has rebranded The Cambridge Building Society. The new identity aims to ’reflect optimism and a positive approach’ through a vibrant colour palette, with the four brand colours representing the organisation’s four core financial services.

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Me & Dave homes in on Singapore market

Me & Dave has named and branded E City, a new luxury apartment complex based on east London’s Old Street that is being marketed to the South East Asian market. Appointed by developer Tudorvale in January following a pitch, the consultancy was asked to address affluent buyers through branding and advertising for a Singapore launch, […]

Composites News

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Pencil is working on the brand guidelines, print collateral, signage and wayfinding for technology hub the National Composites Centre, which is due to open in Bristol in the summer. Pencil was appointed three weeks ago following a two-stage tender process, which involved the consultancy developing the company’s identity, predominantly through colour and new iterations of […]

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Airside creates online taster for wine importer Liberty

Airside has created a new website for UK-based wine importer Liberty Wines. The consultancy was appointed in September 2010 following a three-way strategic pitch. Airside was chosen to work on the project because of the strength of its strategic proposals and its keenness to find out what made the company tick, says Airside interaction designer […]

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