28 January 1999

Redjacket brands coffee

Costa Coffee has unveiled its new design format, created by Redjacket with graphics by Jones Knowles Ritchie. The new look is being introduced to cafés in London, Brighton, Oxford, Edinburgh, Chester and Bristol.

New group Air brands summit

Newly formed group Air has created the branding for HPV Summit 99, a conference on cervical cancer to be held in France next month. The corporate identity and branding group has created the literature, identity, exhibition environment and CD-ROM for the conference, which starts on 8 February. The client is US diagnostics company Digene Corporation. […]

Heinz launches new baby bottle

Heinz has launched a new baby bottle, designed by Lewis Associates and with packaging by Blue Marlin, as part of its long-running Baby Basics line. “The bottle represents a departure from the current crop of baby feeding products through its adroit use of design and prevalent technologies,” says Lewis Associates founder Bob Lewis.

Bottle design claim ruled out

A beer bottle importer has failed in its attempt to claim infringement of unregistered design rights over the packaging of the cider TNT. Round Imports had argued that bottle manufacturer PLM Redfearn was infringing its rights by selling the same bottle type to other customers. It claimed that the manufacturer owed 0.5p per bottle on […]


Thoughts & Facts are two volumes published by Lund Humphries. Thoughts, by Philips Design Group design director Stefano Marzano, brings together his writings on the role of design in the next century. Facts, showcases projects by Marzano’s worldwide desig

Whisky win for Lewis Moberly

Packaging design group Lewis Moberly has been appointed to develop the image of Ballantines Finest, the flagship Allied Domecq whisky brand. The project win comes just weeks after the appointment of design groups, including Lewis Moberly, to the Allied Domecq roster (DW 18 December 1998).

BSA hooks Danish pirates

The Business Software Alliance is claiming a major victory against software pirating, after shutting down the biggest counterfeit software and Internet sales operation found in the European Union. Closure of the Denmark-based operation follows a ten-year campaign by the BSA. The operation, which produced 125 000 counterfeit CD-ROMs containing 143m of BSA members’ software, was […]

Pioneering Spirits

Curating and designing an exhibition on Britain’s pre-war Modern Movement of 1929-39 sounds like a dream job. It was a creativity-laden decade when a small group of architects, designers and artists formed a collective vision of a utopian ideal, with the belief that art could improve quality of life. Their search for a new vocabulary […]

20m facelift for Tandy

Electrical retail chain Tandy is to get a 20m facelift of its 270 stores following its sale this week to Carphone Warehouse. The Tandy brand will be retained. Carphone Warehouse is unable to confirm whether design groups have been appointed.

Designers need to close the furniture gap

We needn’t worry quite as much as we used to about persuading UK furniture firms to take contemporary design on board. The leadership shown over many years by London company SCP and more recently by Lancashire firm Allermuir, among others, is paying off, in that both are growing internationally through products mainly by British designers. […]

Design House makes First Choice

Tour operator First Choice Holidays has chosen Design House to create the retail identity for its proposed 150-strong chain of shops. Design House will produce brand identity, interiors and promotional graphics for First Choice, which decided last autumn to enter travel retailing after 25 years as a tour operator. Fifty new sites will open in […]

Design House pooh-poohs toilet humour

As part of Design House’s office revamp, creative director Marcus Haslam has been put in charge of toilet graphics. A theme he clearly warmed to when he expanded the original brief to include new names, as well as a new design concept. Why not call the two rooms John and Lav?, Haslam suggested cheekily. For […]

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