5 August 2004

Forthcoming events

Shortlisted and winning entries to the Bombay Sapphire Prize will be on show in Glasgow from 17-21 August. Bombay Sapphire Inspired features artists including Paul Cocksedge and Tord Boontje and tickets are free, but limited. Contact: visit www.sapphire inspired.com for tickets. Venue: The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL. Maison & Objet, the international […]

Last chance to see

Shhh… is an international sound exhibition featuring artists and musicians including David Byrne and Gillian Wearing, who have created new sounds inspired by the V&A’s collection and galleries. The exhibition runs until 30 August.

Lazard Asset Management appoints Tank

Tank has been appointed by Lazard Asset Management to refresh literature and imagery for the investment bank, including its annual report. The consultancy won the business following a four-way pitch.

Pauffley advises Merchant Group

Pauffley founder Reg Pauffley this week joins Merchant Group on a consultancy basis, as the London group moves to grow the annual reports side of its business. ‘The time is right to use [Merchant Group] to its full potential to create the leading European brand in reporting,’ says Pauffley. ‘The reporting world is ripe for […]

Changes due at Digit as it joins WPP portfolio?

So Digit is finally joining WPP (see News, page 3). It may seem that yet another independent is throwing in the towel and joining a global network, but Daljit Singh and his team have been there before, having only bought out of ownership by US company Meta Source some 18 months ago. Whether the deal […]

Design Bridge creates concrete beer tap

Design Bridge has created an innovative concrete and resin beer tap for Interbrew-owned Tennent’s Lager. The font, which appears in Scottish bars and pubs from September, draws inspiration from the culture and architecture of Glasgow, the brand’s home town. ‘Concrete was chosen because of its visual and material properties; it is durable, urban and down-to-earth,’ […]

20/20 and Lippincott Mercer join on Country Road

Retail design specialist 20/20 and branding consultancy Lippincott Mercer joined forces to create a new store design for Australian fashion retailer Country Road. The first store opened last month in Bondi Junction, Sydney with subsequent outlets planned across Australia and New Zealand.

Dangermouse creator produces Discovery Kids’ animation

Cosgrove Hall, the creator of Dangermouse, has produced a series of animated inserts for Discovery Kids’ series How It Works. The programmes air during November and explain the ‘workings’ of mobile phones, toilets and girls to an audience of six- to ten-year-old boys. Libra Television commissioned Cosgrove. According to managing director at Libra Madeline Wiltshire, […]

Big Apple’s heritage sliced up for branding revenue

Fuelled by a need for cash, the city of New York has decided to sell the names of some of its treasured landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge, The Battery Tunnel, Grand Central Station and Times Square. The tourist hotspots are all up for grabs by potential sponsors. Brand consultancies have been asked to submit ideas […]

Futile soul search forces MTV to Hijack Reality

Despite being 23 years old (almost pensionable age in the youth-obsessed world of pop) and appealing to a distinctly non-counterculture market size of 406 million households, MTV assures us that it is as ‘irreverent, cool and innovative’ as ever. To prove it, the network has teamed up with London groups Hi-Res! and Precursor to produce […]

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