Gillette Stationery Products is launching a new range of Paper:Mate pens designed by Isis. The London product group researched and developed the Flexigrip Ultra ballpoint pens. The brief was to create a low-cost pen with a strong identity. Isis director David Edgerley says: ‘We wanted to create something which would be fun and attractive but with a strong clip.’ The main new design aspects are an increased barrel size and a two-colour injection-moulding production process to create the distinctive clip. The six colours used are red, purple, green, blue, grey and black.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster science fiction film, Glazier Design has created a set of eight stamps that contain secret messages for fans.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.
Kempinski, which was founded in Berlin in 1897, is Europe’s oldest five-star hotel group, and has been given a new visual identity by Paris-based studio Work in Progress.