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Hugh Pearman looks at Habitat over the years and with its firm belief in design, how it intends to progress the empire in the future


Briggs Hillier Design is redesigning the entire own-brand range of stationery for Partners the Stationer. The first products will launch in August. The packaging is a move away from Partners’ ‘traditional budget offer’, says Briggs Hillier director Jenny Hillier.

Getfrank sent on branding mission

Getfrank has created the visual identity, including title sequences, logo and branding, for a TV war game show called Mercenaries that launches next week. The consultancy did not pitch for the job, but was approached last year by TV producer The Bridge. Getfrank’s creative director Andrew Seel has worked with The Bridge managing director Tony […]


Gardiner Richardson has created an identity for the North East Assembly in Newcastle, based around a series of 14 portraits by photographer Julian Germain. The consultancy has also designed the assembly’s website.

Designs for a windy butt holder can be blown in

How’s this for a request: can you help create a Bath windy butt holder? What is a windy butt holder and what’s it doing in the bath, you may well ask. And why would anyone want an aquatic container for a flatulent rump? Bath & North East Somerset Council has the answers. It is on […]


Elmwood has created a brand identity for the Ilkley Literature Festival, based on an illustration by Michael Schwab. The design will be featured on brochures, posters, street banners and a website.

Kemistry kicks off with ITV football

Kemistry has been appointed to brand ITV1’s forthcoming Premiership programming, including its flagship programme of Premier League highlights, which will go on air from 18 August. The project includes designing the series branding, opening titles and graphics content for the channel’s Saturday night, Sunday and Monday football programming. It has also been appointed to develop […]

Lateral website vetted by RSPCA

Lateral has won a four-way pitch to redesign the website for animal welfare charity RSPCA, which goes live in the autumn. The group’s brief is to update the look of the site to reflect a more serious and mature approach to its charity work, says Lateral client services director David Hart. The website, www.rspca.org.UK, will […]

Ideo is passed design of the Commonwealth baton

Ideo Product Development has been appointed to design and manufacture the baton for the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay, which will be unveiled by The Queen on 5 October. The Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay is the Commonwealth Games equivalent of the Olympic Torch Relay. The baton will be launched five months prior […]

Punch and Judy stamps

The traditional and non-PC seaside resort icons Punch and Judy are to appear on a set of Royal Mail stamps from 4 September. A strip of six first-class stamps features Punch, along with fellow puppets the Policeman, Crocodile, Clown, Beadle and Punch’s wife Judy. Photographer Keith Bernstein has given the puppets an animated look by […]


FM Design has launched a dedicated furniture division, called Radar. The directors of the venture will be Ben Fether, Roger Carr, David Williams and Russell Plant. Plant’s company, Nucleus, will be incorporated into Radar.

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