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6 Japanese jeans brand Evisu is redesigning its Savile Row store in London this 7 West Yorkshire-based design consultancy 10 Associates has updated the corporate identity and packaging for fireworks brand Standard. 8 Alton Towers is launching its branding for a summer campaign designed by Manchester creative group Love. 9 Vault 49 has created the […]

Voxpop

Reaching out to the masses is essential for the continued commercial evolution of gaming. In order to achieve this, it needs to leave behind its geek heritage and the ‘go-faster stripes’ design ethos, and create truly inspirational lifestyle products. These new consoles are a first step – however, I wouldn’t be surprised if we eventually […]

Barbican show reaches saturation point

In 1955, one of Yves Klein’s now famous monochromes was rejected for an exhibition in Paris, because a single colour was ‘insufficient’. The rejection came with the request, ‘Could you not add at least a little line, or a dot, or simply a spot of another colour?’ Now Klein’s painting, under the banner of Colour […]

Bubble wins DRC project

Manchester design group Bubble has won a project to design the brand identity and website for remote control systems supplier DRC.

Golden Wonder’s Wheat…

Golden Wonder’s Wheat Crunchies packaging has been redesigned by Taxi Studio, following declining sales. The products are due to launch next month.

Trip up

Was the psychedelic era simply a period of drug-addled excess or did designers of that experimental time lay the foundations for today’s countercultural visual language?

The Team steps in with National Ballet identity

The English National Ballet has appointed The Team to review its 15-year-old brand identity, following a pitch against two unnamed consultancies. Led by creative partner Roger Rundle, the consultancy will work with ENB to develop a refreshed marque and visual style in time for an unveiling at the London Coliseum in December. The Team was […]

Take root

Mixed Belongings celebrates the influence African crafts culture has on the continent’s inhabitants as well as UK creatives

GCap Media is tuning into regions

The UK’s largest commercial radio operator, GCap Media, is looking to expand its design team to the regions outside London. Desiree Collier (pictured right), head of visual creative at GCap, is assessing how the company could manage design resources in networks and hubs outside the capital, where the current eight-strong design and audio-visual team is […]

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