Kube revamps York Notes

Kube has revamped Pearson Education’s study guides York Notes, to incorporate a fullcover picture and spot-gloss title panel.

Maintaining a single sign standard goes off the rails

After reading your News Analysis (DW 10 July) and having spent a number of years trying to maintain a national signing system at British Rail, I can say that it is a lot more difficult than it sounds. Trying to get 20 or more rail operators to agree on a single signing standard, and to […]

Groups ring changes in recycling with Mayor

Two design groups will help London Mayor Ken Livingstone shift attitudes towards domestic recycling this autumn, working from a brief developed by Circus. Radius has created the identity and brand guidelines and Redhouse Lane is designing the website for the £1.5m campaign Recycle for London, which launches on 2 September. The initiative’s central theme – […]

Age no longer of concern

Research shows that our ageing population has a very different mindset to the over-50s of yesteryear. James Quilter looks at how this market is being targeted

Etam tries Path interiors on for size

Fashion brand Etam is introducing redesigned interiors created by Path Design to its new-build flagship store in Birmingham’s Bullring development, set to open in September. If successful, the concept is likely to be rolled out across Etam stores nationwide. The work comes as the company moves to distinguish its Etam and Tammy brands, says Etam […]

Rdc-Foley Cooke is Bookbound

Rdc-Foley Cooke has created the brand identity and interiors for Bookbound, a start-up airport-based books retailer launching at Birmingham International Airport this week. The venture, owned by specialist airport retailer Alpha Retail, will launch with two stores, one each landside and airside. If successful the concept will roll out across other airports in the UK. […]

Behind the scenes

The BBC is pushing boundaries in office interior design. Hannah Booth takes a walk backstage with head of interiors John Dee to find out how it’s doing it

Portman moves to renovate identity

Portman Building Society will this week appoint a group to redesign its identity as it moves to complete its merger with Staffordshire Building Society, Design Week can exclusively reveal. Four ‘very strong’, unnamed groups have been shortlisted, following an unpaid, creative pitch and the winner will be announced this week, says a Portman spokeswoman. Design […]

FutureBrand is fed organic brand

Futurebrand is bringing ‘the taste of real food’ to organic brand Whole Earth, which will relaunch in the autumn with identity and packaging that aims to create a stir in the category. Whole Earth was one of the original organic pioneers, founded in 1967. Its new owner Kallo Foods wants to position the brand closer […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]