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The Attik has created the title sequences for a new six-part period detective drama, Mrs Bradley’s Mysteries, starring Diana Rigg.

Soho-based Elevator Communications has designed the graphics and logo for Grano, an Italian restaurant in Chiswick, west London, which opens in September. It will be run by Mauro Santoliquido, the owner of Tentazioni near Tower Bridge. Grano’s owners are refurbishing the Chiswick site themselves.

Production catering company Urban Productions has just completed the identity, interiors and literature for Urban Espresso – a new London training centre to demonstrate how to make coffee beverages.

Restaurant chain Moshi Moshi Sushi is to open a new flagship branch in Canary Wharf, featuring interiors by Nigel Coates. It will be the third restaurant in the chain.

UK life and pensions group Sun Life confirms it will look to drop its brand in favour of parent brand Axa, but says a timescale has yet to be determined.

Designers David Rainbird, formerly senior designer at Spin, and Nathan Lauder, previously head of design at BCG, have launched their own consultancy, Fibre. The group will work in print and new media. Photography for the image shown below, part of Fibre’s identity, was by Mike Dmochowski.

The London office of design and architecture group RTKL has been appointed to redevelop the Financial Times building in London’s Docklands into a 20 000m2 entertainment centre.

United Utilities’ second environmental report avoids being overtly glossy, in an attempt to engage audiences and discourage cynicism. Breaking with the tradition of some environmental reports, the document, designed by Dragon, features the energy services provider’s shortcomings, as well as its successes. Consultancy environmental consultant Ian Buckland says of the report: ‘It not only fulfils the company brief of maintaining corporate transparency, but achieves a further objective of making the information more relevant to external audiences.’

The recently opened Conran Collection shop on London’s Conduit Street, has published a 100-page catalogue featuring its latest product range. The 11-strong design team at Conran Studio is responsible for the catalogue and the products themselves. The shots are taken by Earl Carter. ‘He captures the spirit which I feel is important in homeware photography,’ says Conran Studio creative director Alex Willcock. He hopes the brochure ‘inspires, excites and motivates people to come and look at the products and buy them’. The stylist was Anita Buston.

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