30th July 2009

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LFH rebrands Latvian beer Zelta

LFH is rebranding Latvian beer Zelta, for Carlsberg-owned brand Aldaris. The new packaging is intended to emphasise the lager’s cultural heritage while appealing to a young, urban male market. Zelta, which means gold in Latvian, was the first beer brand to launch after the country’s independence in 1991. LFH has created a ship icon for […]

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Magpie Studio designs brand identity for All Change

Magpie Studio has designed a brand identity for the arts and social inclusion organisation All Change. As part of the branding, Magpie has designed a neon ‘a’ sign that will appear in different colours when it is applied across various marketing materials. The identity will roll out across the website and printed literature over the […]

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The Individual Agency designs for Ben Shaws

The Individual Agency has designed new packaging for heritage drinks brand Ben Shaws, which was established in 1871 and became the first to can soft drinks in 1959. Appointed by brand-owner Cott Beverages in January, the group has used archive photographs of the Yorkshire-based Ben Shaws factory and a colour palette intended to denote nostalgia. […]

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Voxpop

Studio Weave is aiming to create the world’s longest bench in seaside town Littlehampton. Which world record would you like to break, and why?

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Naming game

Graphic design and the power of words go hand in hand, but during the 20th century, the use of written language also emerged as a defining development in the visual arts. Early experiments in other disciplines, such as concrete poetry or avant-garde type and design from the likes of El Lissitzky and Kurt Schwitters, opened […]

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On fortune and fame in Japan

Making it in the Japanese market can seem like a glittering prize – but don’t expect anything to work the way you’re used to, says David Tonge

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Healthy contest

When Matt Dent recently triumphed in the D&AD Awards it proved that competitions give everyone a chance of success. However, some feel we are being exploited when we give away our ideas for free, argues Gary Cooke

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Bright sparks

Everyone has to be hard-headed to cope with the realities of the downturn, but emerging lighting designers are still managing to give their commercially viable output an environmental and ethical twist. Anna Bates looks at the work of three rising stars

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