WFCA spices up Tabasco sauce

WFCA has updated the packaging for spicy sauce Tabasco, which hits the shops in early July, to re-emphasise its quirky character and encourage wider usage. The product is not just used to spice up Bloody Marys anymore, says WFCA design director David Wilson. Its usage has grown to include food, such as pizza and pasta, […]

Quality Hotel York

Location: 53 Piccadilly, York Y01 9PL; Rooms: 100; Hotel Group: Choice Hotels; Franchise operator: Philip Down and Mike Hammill; Architect and design group: P&HS Architects P&HS Architects was briefed to create a boutique hotel on a corner-shop budget with the Quality Hotel in York. The initial challenge for this franchise was trying to squeeze a […]

Visual language for Austria’s answer to Wembley Stadium

Pentagram partner Justus Oehler has created a visual language for Austria’s answer to Wembley Stadium, the Wiener Stadthalle. It is being applied to all printed material including signage, ticketing and merchandise. Oehler has constructed a graphic identity around a set of 12 colours representing the 12 venues within the Stadthalle group across Austria. Oehler was […]


Tutssels Enterprise IG has created the identity and packaging for Waitrose’s first own-brand Spanish lager, which launches on 2 July.

Don’t ring your bell without pr

Suffer from headaches? Disorientation? Temporary memory loss? Yes, we all do on a Friday night, but we’re talking about those people with mobiles glued to their ears. Now they can take comfort. The Mobile Protection Chip, designed by Foundation 33’s Daniel Eatoch, is a self-adhesive acrylic disc that alleviates these symptoms with a mix of […]

The Trafalgar

Rooms: 129; Location: Trafalgar Square, London SW1; Hotel Group: Hilton; Architect and design group: Argent Design and Whinney McKay Lewis; Bar and restaurant design: Robbie Bargh at Gorgeous Group and Zeta team at The Hilton; Fine detail: Nicola Fontanella The Hilton has clearly taken on board some of the complaints about boutique hotels’ standards of […]


GR/DD has redesigned the prospectuses for Central St Martins College of Art and Design’s postgraduate degree and research courses, which are published at the end of July.

FutureBrand E&P rebrands ITV

FutureBrand English & Pockett is rebranding ITV as ITV1 and ONdigital to ITV Digital, as the network presses ahead with its strategy of grouping its full range of services under one consistent identity.

C21 outlines Eco Schools drive

The Tidy Britain Group is targeting schools with a campaign to get children excited about environmental issues and clean up their schools, featuring promotional material by C21. The initiative, which breaks in the autumn, features a seven-step process for schools to deal with the environmental management of their sites more effectively. It will tackle themes, […]

Dig the dirt

John Cooper scribes his views on Scrawl too: more dirt and tags the fact that graffiti artists will always use their talent as a platform for social comment

University reengineers consumer appliances

The engineering design team at Sheffield Hallam University has joined forces with multinational domestic appliance manufacturers to improve the design of consumer products. The School of Engineering will help research engineers track hundreds of domestic products across Europe in this 36-month project, which begins at the start of this month. The manufacturers involved, which include […]

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