3 February 2000

Hamm creates Honey identity

Williams Murray Hamm has created an identity for Honey Music, a production company specialising in advertising scores. The WMH version, a visual pun of sound waves becoming bees in flight, will be introduced in March. ‘Although a gift of a name, we had to resist the obvious,’ says WMH creative director Garrick Hamm.

New packaging for Lowthers cakes aims for on-shelf impact with kids

Bristol consultancy Design Activity has developed packaging for cake manufacturer Lowthers, which is relaunching its range of mini cakes, aimed at children. The consultancy was briefed to develop packs with on-shelf appeal and a fun-packed image. Research carried out by Lowthers had shown mini cakes to be a favourite with children for parties, after school […]

Entranet plugs different formats into one network

Entranet has unveiled a design for what it claims is the first fully convergent media platform, and demonstrated the challenge of designing for a string of electronic devices. Designers and technologists have been anticipating the challenge of designing for multiple rather than single digital devices. The convergence of mobile phones, TVs, PCs, Palmtop Computers, and […]

Covent Garden in the market for revamp

A new package of design proposals is being prepared for Covent Garden Market’s Piazza in London, after the original £8m development plans were overturned. Although its current owner Guardian Assurance, part of the Aegon group, now plans to sell the property, it is likely to be sold with a redesign contract in place. Architect Lyons […]


Blue Goose Design has created this year’s annual report for the National Deaf Children’s Society. A sealing band around the document covers a 4mm hole, representing the narrow canal of the ear.

Ratcliffe Fowler takes a shine to Firetrap

Fashion brand Firetrap Clothing is using Ratcliffe Fowler Design to develop an in-store concession at Selfridges for a range of women’s clothing. The success of the brand’s existing menswear concession at the London department store has prompted the development of the womenswear line. Ratcliffe Fowler has developed a five-piece modular system for the outlet. “It’s […]


Idiom captured by Zoo Web consultancy Idiom Design, formed six months ago, has merged with Zoo Media Corporation in a deal involving a seven-figure sum.

UK growth for US Web/ CKS

US Web/ CKS, the US branding giant, is looking to strengthen its presence in the UK by acquiring a design consultancy or developing its own UK team of designers. Despite secret talks with a dozen or more UK groups over the past two and half years, the Californian group has so far failed to find […]

HSE to stay off the rails

London design group Lashko McLoughlin was appointed by the Health and Safety Executive to develop a campaign to counter the dangers of trespass and vandalism on Britain’s railways. The positioning has been jointly determined with Ind Associates. The group won a two-way creative pitch to develop the project, which is aimed primarily at eight- to […]

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