28 April 2011


Royal brew

Brighton-based Cook Chick Design has created the branding for Southwold brewer Adnams’ Royal Wedding Ale. The consultancy says of the branding, ’At first glance you see a royal crown. However, look a little closer and the design actually depicts the heart of Southwold in the form of a hand-crafted illustration.’


Spring wins pitch for tide mill visitor centre

Spring has been appointed by the Woodbridge Tide Mill Trust to create a new and improved visitor centre for the Suffolk attraction. The Woodbridge Tide Mill is believed to be one of the first tide mills in the UK, first recorded in 1170. It was last used in 1957 and opened to the public in […]


Heineken kicks off with AKQA-designed football game

AKQA has launched a real-time digital football game for Heineken called Star Player, which lets users play live with the Uefa Champions League. AKQA says Star Player is the world’s first ’dual-screen’ football game, with users watching the football on television while using the game on either the iPhone or Facebook platforms. The game lets […]


Next Big Thing creates logo for New York arts group

Next Big Thing has created the branding for New York Live Arts, a new organisation formed following the merger of two New York dance organisations. The branding work for the new group formed from the merger between the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Dance Theatre Workshop will roll out by September. Next Big […]

Honey Creative

Honey Creative crafts new identity for Cox London as it makes its creative mark

Honey Creative has rebranded Cox London furniture and lighting company, creating a new visual identity that aims to reflect its ’innovative design and craftsmanship’. The consultancy was appointed without a pitch about 18 months ago, following a recommendation from another client. Initially, Honey Creative and Cox London evaluated the business to create a new brand […]

Kevin McCullagh

New conference creates space for debate in the product arena

The Product Design & Innovation Conference, being held in London on 18-19 May, is aiming to become the main forum for industrial designers in the UK. The inaugural conference at Excel London will feature contributions from product design luminaries including Clive Grinyer, director of customer experience at Cisco; Peter Cooke, design lead at British Airways; […]

David Bermstein

Enlightened thinking

The Royal Society of Arts is clearly looking to connect its proud past with the future using the new strapline ’21st century enlightenment’. David Bernstein says it is no empty promise

Best of the Web

http://tiny.cc/3akyeDesignyourway.com is a blog that offers the chance for people to promote themselves and share examples good design. A recent post looks at 50 new examples of beautiful typography citing the discipline as a useful channel through which you can communicate powerful ideas. www.thedieline.comIn line with Design Week’s recent Packaging & Branding special, here is […]

Is hands-on design a thing of the past?

I am a hand-skills-based maker with 30 years’ experience of working within the product design sector of the industry. Therefore, as a professional ’maker’ working within the design industry, I read with interest the article by Anna Norman entitled ’New model army’ about hand-making in the design process (Design Week, 14 April) . It is […]

The new Now site designed by The Team

Now that’s what I call a musical design classic

Hearing the the news that The Team has created a website for compilation album brand Now That’s What I Call Music that allows users to create their own music compilations from popular Now tracks (www.designweek.co.uk, 11 April) got me thinking about my own musical favourites. Even in music there are just some things worth holding […]

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