28 August 1997

Global look for children’s show

Metropolitan Design in Brighton has created an on-screen and corporate identity for children’s ITV series Jamboree, which begins transmission next March. The 13-part series is the latest in a line of children’s programmes devised by the production company of former Playschool presenter Floella Benjamin. According to Keith Taylor, creative director at Floella Benjamin Productions: “Flo […]

Boom in business forces Metropolis 88 restructure

Metropolis 88 has restructured its senior management team in a bid to cope with booming staff numbers and workload. – “We now have 19 full-timers, which is nearly double what we had nine months ago,” says group managing director Steve Kitsberg.

Summer spectacular

Janet Fitch puts her shades on and examines the history, function and etiquette of wearing sunglasses. So make haste while the sun’s still shining.

Briefs

BBC1’s first airing of The Antiques Inspectors is on Sunday. Series titles and contents graphics are designed and directed by Rebecca Harris at BBC Bristol’s graphic design department. Henrion Ludlow & Schmidt has created the identity for Impress Metal Packaging, which was formed from the metal packaging arms of Pechiney and Schmalbach-Lubeca. Portugal Telecom is […]

Brief

Market-leading tractor manufacturer Massey Ferguson has unveiled a new chassis designed by Smallfry in Coventry. It is the first complete overhaul of the chassis design since the 1950s, and has boosted the stress tolerances and lifting capacity. Smallfry was briefed to create a cleanly styled design for the manufacturer’s 4200 tractor series launched this summer. […]

CPB brands Littlewoods Lotto

Coley Porter Bell has created the brand identity for Littlewoods Lotto, to position it as being more confident and friendly than the National Lottery. CPB won a proposals pitch against Landor Associates in May. Littlewoods was running its own scratchcard brand, Littlewood Lotteries, and had acquired UK Charity Lotteries and its Lukcy brand (DW 9 […]

Confusion over pitch process…

Design consultancies wanting to apply for the identity contract for the newly-formed Department of Culture, Media and Sport, have met with a barrage of confusion over the application procedure. This is the first high-profile pitch under the new Government and is being seen by the design industry as a test case for best practice. A […]

Tanked up

Something fishy’s going on at County Hall – the new London Aquarium that is. The architect describes the transformation and Jane Lewis appraises the design.

JKR anchors butter job

The UK’s best selling butter brand Anchor has new packaging and a tweaked logo by Jones Knowles Ritchie – the group’s first job for Anchor Foods. JKR was briefed to keep the traditional Anchor values of quality, warmth and richness, and to differentiate the brand from its competitors, says a consultancy spokesman. Anchor’s four-strong range […]

Brief

Still Waters Run Deep has launched a set of postcards advocating safe sex. ‘We had to be a little cheeky because we didn’t want to come across as patronising. But at the same time we were dealing with a serious subject so we couldn’t be too flippant,’ says consultancy director of client services Peter Mills. […]

…as new department selects two

The newly-merged Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions has, “after a lot of toing and froing”, narrowed the project to design its identity down to two consultancies, says a department spokeswoman. This final shortlist came from a longer list of eight unnamed consultancies, which the department invited to take part in a paid creative […]

Watery exhibits let down by the signage

I defy anyone who’s just visited the London Aquarium to go straight out and order a plate of skate and chips. Even the most carnivorous among you might find that hard, having stroked the rays in the Beach area of London’s fishy attraction. It’s interaction at its most natural, and concerns about the fish picking […]

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