27 January 2011


Wellcome Collection blockbuster dishes dirt on reality of everyday life

London gallery the Wellcome Collection’s new blockbuster exhibition Dirt: the Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, has led to a raft of design briefs being initiated as it prepares for a five-month run and a presence at this summer’s festivals. The Dirt exhibition, which opens in March and will feature exhibition design by Carmody Groarke, will […]


Plum’s the word as Brand Opus keeps baby food simple

Brand Opus has created the new identity and packaging for baby food brand Plum. The consultancy says the new design has aimed to simplify the packaging – creating a strong plum symbol to hold the handwritten typeface of the brand name. Imagery also takes a secondary role to the brand message, the consultancy says. Brand […]

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum puts design issues in spotlight

Issues of design and its wider importance will be under debate at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland, which runs from today until 30 January. The theme of this year’s meeting is Shared Norms for the New Reality. The organisers say this year’s theme reflects the challenges of ’living in a world […]

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Office pedal power

Technogym has collaborated with Vitra to create the Recline Personal, described as ’ an innovative piece of combined office/fitness equipment’. The exercise bike features a direct Internet connection. Designed by Antonio Citterio, it is set to launch at the Milan Furniture Fair, which runs from 12-17 April.

Silk pearce

Silk Pearce creates ‘eerie and unsettling’ look for Aldeburghmusic and arts festival

Colchester-based consultancy Silk Pearce has created designs for this year’s Aldeburgh Festival brochure, using digitally manipulated photographs to create an ’eerie, unsettling look’. This is the 12th year that the consultancy has designed the programme brochure for the Suffolk music and arts festival, which runs this year from 10-26 June. The consultancy says the programme […]

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Honey monster

Honey monster Holmes & Marchant has designed the packagingfor limited-edition Honeycomb Puffs, as part of HM Foods’Sugar Puffs range. Hayley Laven, account director at Holmes &Marchant, says, ’We’ve played with the core colour palette of red,blue and yellow and used bold stripes to make the packalmost unique on the cereal aisle.’


Taxi steps out with Clarks to create a stylish niche for older customers

Taxi Studio has created a new sub-brand for Clarks shoes, Clarks C&J, aimed at older customers. The consultancy has worked with Clarks for more than eight years on projects including branding, point of sale and internal communications. It was approached for the project and appointed without a pitch last summer. Taxi was briefed to create […]


Dramatic dynasty turns to Alphabetical

Alphabetical Studio has created branding for Charlotte Lloyd Webber and Emma Randle’s new theatre production company, Lamplighter Drama. Lloyd Webber, whose initial production for the company will be The Little Prince at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, approached the consultancy about three weeks ago having been impressed by a packaging project it had worked on. The project […]

web stories

Below are the top online news stories published by Design Week over the past week. Magazine subscribers can sign up for free e-mail alerts and access the archive at www.designweek.co.uk. You need to quote your subscription number for access Bostock and Pollitt has created the branding for International Airlines Group, the holding company formed by […]


Fit Creative brings home a classier look to Tudor Touch

Fit Creative has devised a new name and identity for shutters and blind retailer Tudor Touch, formerly known as Tudor Blinds and Shutters. Fit started to work with the company last January when it was tasked with developing a new website, according to director Kara Penn. She says, ’We quickly realised that they needed to […]


Merging Design Council with Cabe could herald great opportunities

As Design Week went to press, the Design Council was poised to have its fate sealed, with reports of its merger with elements of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment due to be confirmed officially. Details of the deal remain uncertain until the announcement is made, though it has already been confirmed that […]

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