28 April 2005

Shine on

Glossy print work is a prerequisite for brands that want to illustrate the quality of their products in all their glorious detail, says Trish Lorenz

Pallative Care Research gets new identity

Holmes Wood has created an identity for the Palliative Care Research department at The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, which cares for terminally ill patients. The consultancy was appointed following a credentials presentation. The hospital wanted an identity that would position it as a leading global player within the medical profession, while being sympathetic to its […]

UK gives overseas students skills to take on the world

If you believe the legend, Troy fell because the Spartan army was smuggled into the impenetrable city, emerging to destroy the Trojans. I always thought it rather dumb for the Trojans to have been so easily deceived into bringing about their own demise.

Noimnees for Webby Awards announced on-line

Nominees for international digital media gongs the Webby Awards have been announced on-line. The awards are overseen by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and the winners will be declared on 3 May, ahead of an award ceremony in New York on 6 June. To vote, visit website www.webbyawards.com.

Enterprise winners are announced

The winners of this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were announced last week. Winners in the creative services category include design group Kemistry, car maker Toyota UK, baby products manufacturer Avent, brewer Adnams, and hi-fi specialist B&W Loudspeakers.

Prince and the revolution

In the tennis world, Prince has an enviable reputation for innovation, most famously the oversized racket head of the 1970s. For its next move within the tough constraints set by the tennis authorities, the company didn’t change racket head or material. The most significant material change was from wood to graphite in the 1970s, and […]

Scottish Courage toasts packaging by roster groups

Brewing giant Scottish Courage is planning to unveil three major design and new product development projects created by consultancies on its innovations roster. The company is overhauling its Strongbow cider brand, working with Jones Knowles Ritchie on packaging designs and product development, while Brewer Riddiford has designed the bottles for the launch of Kronenbourg Blanc […]

Bump start for hip makeover

‘The logo has gone back to its roots, it is a more adult version, a lifestyle brand that remains specialist,’ says John Rushworth, a partner at Pentagram. The consultancy is also developing brand guidelines to accompany the refreshed marque (see page 3). The identity is just about to ‘flood across the business’ branding packaging, products, […]

Designing the future

Tom Karen was ahead of his time: two of his 30-year-old designs have recently been put back into production.

Nesta: creative businesses in UK need more investment

A paucity of investment opportunities could prevent the UK’s creative businesses from competing on the world stage, according to research published by the National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts this week. The report – Creating Value: How the UK can invest in creative businesses – warns that the country could miss out on […]

Tories hope R&D relief gets the vote

The R&D tax credit was thrown into the spotlight again on Monday, when the Conservative Party pledged to simplify tax relief on research and development, which has not yet been extended to design buying. The tax credit allows qualifying businesses to deduct up to 150 per cent of their expenditure on R&D when calculating profits […]

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