Sporting the right gear

In the wake of the Nagano Winter Olympics comes the Tempest winter sports helmet, designed to enhance user comfort and so aid performance. Created by south London product design group NGA, the project was conceived as a ‘blue sky’ joint venture with an existing client, The License Company. ‘Part of our business strategy allows for […]

Glasgow 1999 appoints two

Glasgow 1999 has appointed Ron Arad Associates and Caruso St John Architects to design two major exhibitions in the city. Each consultancy was chosen after a three-way pitch for which they were paid 400 each, conducted by local city council affiliate Glasgow 1999. This body is responsible for organising the cultural events for next year, […]

Back to basic machinery

Excessive style pressures make Tim Rich feel he is hitting a premature design middle age. All he really wants is a bit of good old-fashioned plant machinery.

New ‘glamour’ and ‘fun’ packs for Superdrug

HEALTH and beauty chain Superdrug has two newly-designed products on shelf, created by Nucleus Design and Miller Sutherland. A new 25-strong range of nailcare products has been developed and designed by Miller Sutherland for client Nail Attraction exclusively for Superdrug. The brand is based on the theme of glamour and the chain is now planning […]

US service revamped for UK

A US organisation providing consulting services for work and life issues is revamping its image for the UK and Europe. Branding work is by Hildebrand Design. Hildebrand Design in London was brought in to adapt WFD’s communications material, and update the company’s logo, says WFD marketing co-ordinator Karen Thomas. US-born Jan Hildebrand, principal of Hildebrand […]

Revolution for Pets at Home

Pet supermarket chain Pets at Home is to introduce a rebranded store format in Romford, by Revolution. The consultancy is due to hand over the store to the client next week. The chain, which operates stores of around 960m2, holds second place in the UK market behind the US-owned chain PetsMart.

Potential disk ‘measles’ risk

Manufacturers have prom-ised to investigate potential problems with CD-Rs, the gold-coloured recordable CD-ROMs used by many design groups to archive data, after reports that some are suffering from a mystery virus which has been wiping out data. Dubbed “CD-R measles” by those who have been struck, the condition is identifiable by measle-like spots developing on […]

Drinking partners

Whyte & Mackay’s late founders, James Whyte and Charles Mackay, take pride of place on its whisky brand’s new packaging, created by Lloyd Ferguson Hawkins.

Design Week fax facts

Design Week editorial has a new fax number: 0171-970 4165. The advertising department’s fax number remains 0171-970 4197.

Sampson Tyrrell brands the age debate initiative

Sampson Tyrrell Enterprise is handling the branding and marketing for a nationwide social campaign to open up debate on the UK’s changing demographics. The millennium Debate of the Age, initiated by Age Concern, will address issues relating to stages of life along five themes: work and lifestyles, health and care, the built environment, paying for […]

Terminal decision

BAA has appointed Chapman Taylor as retail consultant to Heathrow’s planned Terminal 5, after a two-way paid pitch against BDG McColl. It will be responsible for the layout of retail units and the general organisation of the space – approximately 30 000m2 air-side (beyond check-in desks) and 12 600m2 land-side. Chapman Taylor will start basic […]

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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 […]