5 October 2006

Howdy designs Mitre catalogue

Howdy has designed the 2007 product catalogue for sports brand Mitre, which focuses on its understanding of the ‘amateur, grass-roots sportsman’. The memorial event planned in honour of Alan Fletcher is not likely to take place before next year, after the

Seymour Powell concepts for Virgin Galactic spaceships

Seymour Powell has created the initial interior concepts for Richard Branson’s space travel venture, Virgin Galactic, and created an animation of the passenger journey. The interior design is based on enhancing the zero gravity effect that will be experienced by passengers during the spaceship voyage. Interiors could evolve as the project develops and are a […]

Fitch to open new studio in India’s Mumbai

WPP-owned Fitch will open its first office in India’s Mumbai by the end of this year after winning a couple of ‘substantial contracts’ in the country, according to Fitch chief executive Rodney Fitch. Historically, the design work for India-based projects has been undertaken from Fitch’s Singapore and Ohio-based offices. ‘We are beginning to grow in […]

Beck’s album designed by Big Active

Beck’s album The Information is released this week, designed by Big Active, in a bid to rekindle interest in collectible album artwork. ‘It has taken a year to complete,’ says Big Active creative director Gerard Saint. ‘Not to develop the blank packaging, but to commission the artwork for the stickers so fans can personalise disks.’ […]

Fox’s uses British icons to revitalise confectionery range

Fox’s Confectionery is refreshing two of its flagship brands, XXX Mints and Paynes Poppets, with packaging designs by Pure-Equator and Vibrandt respectively, Design Week can reveal. Pure-Equator will redesign the packaging for XXX Mints, with a view to launching the new-look brand during the first quarter of next year, says Tracey Mattock, marketing manager at […]

Pepsi brings Toma fruit drink to the UK

Pepsi Americas is relaunching its Central European fruit juice product Toma, following a packaging overhaul by London consultancy SiebertHead.The Toma brand will receive limited distribution in the UK for the first time, as well as a full-scale relaunch in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. SiebertHead was appointed to the project following a pitch against […]

Davies Hall designs branding for Ringtons

Davies Hall has designed a brand identity and packaging for the forthcoming shops by tea and coffee specialist Ringtons. The stores, designed by architect Gavin Monk, are the first retail venture by the family company, which was established in 1907 to sel

Sony Ericsson to open first store

Checkland Kindleysides is designing the interiors for Sony Ericsson’s first dedicated UK store. It will open at the end of November on London’s Kensington High Street. Wolff Olins has also completed a global brand analysis for Sony Corporation.

Greek design – thousands of years in the making

In response to Jim Davies’ despair of poor design while on summer holiday (Private View, DW 21 September). Greek plumbing is designed with narrow diameter pipes to prevent fresh water wastage into septic tanks. Water is Greece’s most precious commodity. The bidet and shower are designed to clean the arse hygienically. Greek houses are designed […]

The benefits of going global

Setting up an overseas office can be a complex and stressful business, and not for everyone, but Sharon Wheeler says it’s worth it As new entrants to the market make the UK design sector increasingly competitive, and pressure on client budgets make the rewards less worthwhile, more and more design consultancies are looking beyond international […]

Ella Doran wins Laurent-Perrier Design Award 2006

Ella Doran has won the Laurent-Perrier Design Award 2006 for her work with John Lewis on a range of stationery products. The award is open to participants of Eureka, a scheme that brings designers together with Design Nation retail members. Winners of the

In-house team updates Littlewoods brands

Littlewoods Shop Direct, the home shopping group, will relaunch its two key youth retail brands, Additions Direct and Abound, with a fresh brand identity, new-look catalogue and on-line offer, as part of a long-term strategy to overhaul the company’s image in general. The majority of the design work will be carried out in-house, under the […]

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