COG Design creates Mrs Rochester material

COG Design has created publicity material, which includes leaflets, posters, brochures and a folio format, for The Shared Experience’s production of After Mrs Rochester, which plays at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 16 July.

86 ways to stay ‘fuzzy’ and out of Arm’s way

More stuff from 86 the Onions, our culture surfin’, brand consultin’ Californian friends (Diary, DW 12 June). They’ve done a so-lo-fi-it’s-black-‘n’-white magazine (sorry, ‘zine) entitled Bionic Arm. It includes some dot matrix pictures of animals, a gay line-dancing photoshoot, handy hints on blagging CDs, Dubya/Saddam penis jokes and a brand strategy wordsearch. Best of all, […]

Kenzo unveils Paris flagship store

Designer clothing label Kenzo has unveiled its flagship store in Paris, with interiors by Italian group Vudafieri Partners and a restaurant, Kong, created by French designer Philippe Starck. A glass dome perches on top of the building and interiors take their cue from city centre gardens, with overflowing plants and a footbridge. The first floor […]

Trevail’s resignation is fuel for large vs small debate

It is ironic that Charles Trevail should decide to quit FutureBrand (see News) just as The Packaging Solutions Advice Group publishes the proceedings of its last debate. Trevail spoke so convincingly against the motion, ‘This house believes creative value comes in small packages’, at the PSAG debate on 5 June, that his side won in […]

Covers come off Trafalgar Square

The hoarding comes off to reveal the new look of London’s Trafalgar Square today as architect Sir Norman Foster’s World Squares masterplan finally makes its debut after seven years in development. The north side of the public space in the heart of London has been pedestrianised and steps introduced to link the square with the […]

Confectionery giant in E3 link

Bristol-based group E3 Media has been appointed as strategic digital partner to Cadbury Trebor Bassett. It is believed the project is worth well over £100 000 in fees to the group. The consultancy will create an ‘over-arching’ digital strategy for Cadbury Trebor Bassett, says E3 Media managing director Mike Bennett. Work is likely to encompass […]

Skandium will launch new fabrics

Skandium will launch a range of new fabrics by Finnish manufacturer and designer Marimekko at this year’s 100% Design show. The range includes designs by young artist Erja Hivi (Bottna pictured) and a 1949 design by Maija Isola called Amfora. Credited with being the fabric that led to her discovery by Marimekko founder Armi Ratia, […]


As part of the Comica festival, Sophie Crumb will talk about her work within comics and demonstrate her tattoos ‘live’ on a willing victim on 4 July at 7pm. Tickets are £6 for ICA members and £8 for non-members. Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1.

Vox pop

The new Heinz Ketchup bottle – a wide-bottomed, inverted plastic model designed to make the sauce flow more freely – launches this week, side-lining the iconic glass bottle. Is this a triumph of function over form or is there a case for accepting the limi

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