Synergy logo at Royal Society

The Royal Society has a new corporate identity created by Synergy, intended to be both contemporary and traditional. The group started a review in January of the science academy’s internal and external communications. While the logo launches officially on 17 July, it will get its debut today, to coincide with the Emperor of Japan’s visit. […]

Charities must be told the value of design

Your comment in Design Week (DW 15 May) on the Design Business Association’s Design for Good initiative reflected the confusion many of us are feeling about its purpose. But, I have a more fundamental concern as managing partner of a design company which produces around half of its work for charitable and voluntary organisations. The […]


The deadline for the Horners Award, open to companies that excel in the design or processing of plastics, is 16 June. Products must be made mainly of plastics and have a proven record of commercial success in the UK. Contact: Martin Cairns at the British Plastics Federation on 0171-457 5043.


Lewis Moberly has created a new identity and packaging for classic champagne group Bollinger. The consultancy won a strategic and credentials pitch against five UK and five French design groups for the job. The revamped Bollinger goes on sale in Europe this month and in the US next month. Each of the client’s wines – […]

I never forget a face…

Politicians have to put up with a lot from the public. They face thrown eggs, hurled insults and, even worse, being mistaken for their opponents. Such was the treatment dished out by Design Bridge’s Keith Young at Helsinki Airport recently, to a man he mistook for Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. The doppelgänger took the […]

Enterprise IG heads for Brazil

Enterprise IG is planning to set up an office in Brazil to service its new South American clients. – Enterprise IG has been targeting the region for the past six to nine months and “is very close to signing up” between three and five major projects, says

The naked truth

The human body is a marvellous thing. So marvellous that the makers of the BBC series The Human Body wanted to show it in its full glory. They came up with the idea of lining up individuals aged between one and 100 in a wood to film them as nature intended. They called it The […]

CDT is football crazy

CDT Design has recreated the World Cup experience through an interactive Snickers-branded coach. The vehicle has been refitted with Astroturf, World Cup memorabilia, video screens, CD-ROMs and the Snickers’ website. The upper deck features a football bar and television lounge. The coach is currently appearing at The Capital Radio Extravaganza.

A Sporting Chance

Matthew Valentine surfs through the latest book on design in sport and is pleased to find that soon you won’t even have to leave your chair to be a winner.


The Core has named and branded Sundance Ale, the new beer that is a three-way collaboration between Tesco, J D Wetherspoon and Marston’s Brewery. The beer is sold at Tesco stores and at Wetherspoon’s 170-strong pub chain. Roundel has repackaged Boots’ own-brand multi-vitamin range. The range is positioned as an upmarket selection. P&O’s new Superstar […]


The Open University Business School has a new suite of prospectuses for the next academic year. The brochures are the work of Manchester group Montage Bridgewater Barron, which also created the Business School’s annual review, and is now working on direct mail material. Each document features leaves on the cover, shot by MBB sister company […]

Brown Inc to open SA office with Added Value

Branding design group Brown Inc is to open an office in South Africa, following the launch of a Sydney base earlier this year. The consultancy is setting up shop through sister marketing group The Added Value Company. While South Africa is seen as full of opportunities by UK groups the market is still dominated by […]

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