31 October 2002

Is LivingTV marketed at telly-obsessed deadheads?

Women like to be taken seriously, as evidenced by the constant sex, make-up and shopping features seen in the pages of Cosmo, Glamour et al. So it should come as no surprise that LivingTV, the satellite channel just for women, consulted feng shui experts when creating its latest on-air look. According to the channel, ‘Each […]

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Bristol-based BBC Design has created the title sequence for Channel 4’s Dispatches series, which airs on 4 November.

P&P brand takes a Creative Leap

Contemporary furniture retailer Purves & Purves this week launches a revamped identity designed by Creative Leap, as the retailer moves to expand and compete with the large multiples.

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Australian-based group Hulsbosch Communication by Design has created the aircraft livery for start up international airline Australian Airlines, which has its inaugural flight this week.

Audience applauds Metro ‘fresh start’ for identity

Bath-based Metro Design has rebranded international seating manufacturer Audience Systems, as part of the company’s drive to improve profitability and market share. The design work ranges from an identity and stationery to signage and the livery of the company’s fleet of vans. Owned by Japanese seating group Kotobuki, Audience Systems has its UK factory and […]

Furniture designer Jan…

Furniture designer Jan Armgardt, who includes a living room interior for Barbie among his many credits, has designed a range of sofas and armchairs called Toga for Austrian furniture manufacturer Wittmann. Described as ‘the perfect balance of ease and aesthetics’, the collection is characterised by the ‘lightness’ of its styling and distributed in the UK […]

The next Step

Spanish footwear company Camper has built an international brand based on its origins, but its forward-thinking philosophy aims to keep it one step ahead. Hannah Booth reports

Call for entries

Design and print work produced on McNaughton stock will be judged by a panel of industry peers, at the McNaughton Review 2002. The closing date is 14 January 2003. Contact: Philip Smith on 020 8320 3286, e-mail review@mcnaughton-paper.com or visit www.jmc paper.co.uk/review for details. International Open Image is calling for entries to its 2003 competition, […]

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Independent record label Platipus has appointed Itsnotrocketscience to revamp its website, in a bid to boost on-line sales. The consultancy, which was appointed after a three-way pitch, has been briefed to deliver a site illustrative of the trance artists the label represents.

Industry is regrouping in preparation for the future

I was asked the other day if I thought the design industry had shrunk of late. The obvious answer is yes if you consider the cutbacks at the top end of the business, with identity giants such as WPP Group’s Enterprise IG and Omnicom’s Interbrand and Wolff Olins and key players like Cordiant Communications Group’s […]

FyfeAnderson hired to create A-Plant graphics

Gateshead-based creative consultancy FyfeAnderson has been commissioned to oversee the design of an in-store marketing drive for Ashtead Plant Hire’s A-Plant outlets. The company is Europe’s largest non-operated equipment outsourcing and rental company and runs customer loyalty schemes in conjunction with Argos Business solutions. It has briefed FyfeAnderson to raise the profile of this area […]

Grolsch taps into UK audience with Linney website

Linney Design has created a website for Grolsch UK, www.grolsch.co.uk, as the brewer moves to build on its growing UK market share and reinforce its positioning among a target audience of 20-something males. The Dutch brewer reported a first half profit up almost 6 per cent in September, partly attributed to improved exports sales to […]

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