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Italy’s biggest grocery chain CRAI is launching four new cereals, the first of a series of own-brand products being designed by Siebert Head.

Novocom has been appointed to design the graphics for Der Goldene Lwe – The Golden Lion television awards on German channel RTL.

Computer software game Powerplus has new packaging designed by London’s Four IV.

Sheffield’s Scope Creative Marketing has won a three-way paid pitch to relaunch the Hilton Hotels weekend leisure break business for 1997.

‘Postmodern fun’ is how auction house Bonhams describes a collection of glass sculpture vases by Philippe Starck which is among the 285 lots in its auction of twentieth century design on 5 October. Starck designed the limited editions for Daum in 1988. Pictured is ‘Four Curiosities Against a Wall’, which is estimated at 2500 to 3500. The auction also includes work by Ron Arad, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto and Mary Little. The auction starts at 2pm at Bonhams in Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London.

German furniture company Wilkhahn has won the prestigious German Environmental Prize, Europe’s most lucrative Green endorsement, for pioneering low-waste, ecologically responsible furniture.

Three Sixty Design has designed a new maroon and black identity for 200-year-old Halifax law firm Finn Gledhill. The identity has been applied to stationery and literature.

The Packaging Standards Council is closing after four years in a watchdog role. The PSC failed to secure its 75 000 annual costs from the packaging industry despite last ditch appeals for contributions.

Counterpoint has been appointed to design the Water Services Association’s annual report.

‘There is hope in honest error, none in the icy perfections of the mere stylist,’ said the one and only Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Not only did the great man philosophise and design buildings and furniture, his very handwriting was a work of art. New font ITC Rennie Mackintosh is a tribute to Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art. The design, based on his lettering, is a team effort. Phill Grimshaw worked on design and digital development, Jimmie Murray was responsible for research and design, Tony Forster was consultant and Colin Brignall was art director. ITC manufactures the font, which costs 99 from London’s FontWorks.

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