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Barclaycard, the new sponsor of the FA Premier League, says it will appoint a branding consultancy to create the new identity for the competition, to be renamed the FA Barclaycard Premiership from next season.

Publicis continues consolidation trend

Perceptor will not be restructured or merged with any of its sister consultancies following the acquisition last week of its parent company the Triangle Group by Publicis Group. In a move that mirrors consolidation across the marketing communications sector, Publicis snapped up Triangle last week to strengthen the below-the-line presence of Saatchi & Saatchi, which […]

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Inventive Leisure is adding six branches in England and Scotland to its branded vodka bar chain Revolution by the end of the year. HPW Partnership, MasonWood, David Brown Associates and Judge Gill Associates have all been appointed to work on design concepts.

Etam’s flagship central Paris store

Hosker Moore & Kent has designed the interiors for fashion retailer Etam’s flagship central Paris store, featuring pale timber floors, translucent perimeter screens and frosted Perspex floor furniture.

Chapman has ‘no brief’ encounter with heckler

Jake Chapman, one half of the Chapman brothers art duo, tried hard at the last British Design & Art Direction lecture to scandalise the savvy creative audience in the same way as Marcel Duchamp, who famously exhibited a urinal in a Parisian art gallery, p

LSO scores with The Partners

The London Symphony Orchestra is considering changing its name following the appointment of The Partners to create a new identity, designed to reflect its diverse output and reach new audiences. The identity is set to launch in September. “We have not yet decided how far to change [the identity],” says LSO head of marketing Karen […]

Soho undies store window bares its art

We have been sent news of a voyeuristic video installation in the window of upmarket erotic underwear store Agent Provocateur. We wanted to see for ourselves what all the fuss was about so we turned up outside the shop in Soho to catch the action. Not disappointed and with hands in pockets (it was a […]

No Room for Smack & Crack in Brixton

The Partners has created an identity for an anti-drug project launching next week in South London’s Brixton. The campaign aims to rid the area of drug dealers and users by showing hard drugs will not be tolerated. The banner headline, No Room for Smack & Crack in Brixton, features upbeat words to highlight positive aspects […]

RCA appoints new professor

The Royal College of Art has appointed Irene McAra-McWilliam as professor of interaction design and head of department for the RCA computer-related design course. McAra-McWilliam is director of design research and development at Philips Design in the Netherlands, with responsibility for coordinating research worldwide. She will continue to work as a consultant for Philips Design. […]

Four quit Tucker Clarke-Williams

Manchester group Tucker Clarke-Williams Creative is on the hunt for four senior staff members, following the resignation last week of three of its senior designers and its operations director. Creative director Phil Skegg, senior designers David Simpson and David Palmer and operations director Alistair Sim have “resigned to pursue new ventures”, according to Sim. The […]

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