31 March 2005

A slice of Big Apple pie

Jonathan Ford had to overcome all sorts of problems before his New York studio was up and running, despite first-hand experience of working in the city

Eye candy

When covers are this eye-catching you can’t help judging the book by its cover, says Pamela Buxton

Budget good for design but could be a lot better

The proposed new design centre in Newcastle announced in Gordon Brown’s Budget last week is certainly a step in the right direction for the industry. The intention is to build on the reputation of Northumbria University’s School of Design. There is, however, little information about the amount of public funds to be made available for […]


From 1 April until 22 May American cartoonist Robert Crumb is holding his first major UK exhibition, A Chronicle of Modern Times, which showcases his 40-year career. Venue: Whitechapel Art Gallery, Whitechapel High Street, London E1. New works by British ceramics artist Martin Smith, who uses the formal limitations of the vessel to investigate different […]

Shout Design puts Nesa identity together

Nesa, one of the main arts development organisations for Bath and North East Somerset, is unveiling a redrawn identity created by Shout Design. Shout was appointed following a three-way pitch held in August 2004. The identity launches in April and will run across all affiliated materials, including stationery and annual reports. The revised marque is […]

CPB brushes up Aquafresh packs

Coley Porter Bell has carried out a redesign for GlaxoSmithkline-owned brand, Aquafresh, across two toothpaste products, Aquafresh Extreme Clean and Extreme Clean Whitening. The consultancy was appointed in August 2004 without a pitch and was tasked with improving shelf standout and promoting the individual qualities of both products. The reworked pack designs feature the use […]


InnoTown, the annual international business innovation conference, is taking place in Aalesund, Norway from 23-25 May. Info: www.innotown.org Contact: InnoTown AS, Kongensgate 1, PO Box 1001, NO-6001 Aalesund, Norway, Tel: +47 70 13 95 00; e-mail: cecilie@innotown.com

Japanese architect dies

Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, designer of Tokyo’s Olympic Hall and St Mary’s Cathedral, has died aged 92. Tange was well known for blending aspects of traditional Japanese building design with Modernist structures.

Fresh Coutts Creative canvas for 3 stores

Coutts Creative has designed a suite of in-store communications for mobile phone operator 3. The work, which rolls out from this week, will be applied across the company’s flagship stores in London’s Oxford Street and Kensington High Street and Birmingham. According to Coutts Creative account director Matt Kavanagh, the work (pictured below) comes as the […]

Organic ice cream company rebrands

Organic ice cream company Rocombe Farm, a subsidiary of Yeo Valley, has rebranded as Rocombe and is launching a range of eight ice creams and two sorbets with a ‘radical redesign’ by Reach. The packs are created to appeal to an urban audience and each flavour features a classic item of British fashion on pack, […]

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