PI Design has designed the packaging for Heinz Barbie pasta shapes in tomato sauce.
Fitch and Wolff Olins are both thought to have lost out to communications company Crown in a pitch to create a website for North West Water.
Teviot has designed the identity for Telesis Scotland, a new venture by housing agency Scottish Homes to sell property and land information.
Leeds digital artwork studio In-Art is relaunching as a graphic design group Trident Creative Services.
The Paul Martin Design Company has created the identity for the new East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Planning permission has been granted for the Millennium Dome at the exhibition site
Advertising heavyweight Tim Mellors is the new president-elect of British Design and Art Direction. Mellors will succeed Mike Dempsey.
Mathmos, creator of the Astro Lava Lamp, is launching a limited edition Flock Astro in April. Designed by the Mathmos product team at its factory in Poole, the velvety range comes in three colour combinations: orange flock with violet lava, red flock with green lava, and green flock with red lava. A flock-fur box with a special edition booklet has been designed for the launch by the company’s newly formed graphic design duo Robert Lowe and Dave Towers. Lowe and Towers are also handling merchandising and design of promotional material and have updated the Mathmos logo.
There’s still time to book places for the 1997 Design Week Awards dinner at the Natural History Museum in London on 5 March. For details, call Pamela Carroll on 0171-734 0770.
Planet has designed packaging for the Olympus mid-price camera range. The clam pack has a circular focus on the cameras, with the embossed plastic echoing the lens and the Olympus O. The graphics feature floral images on a blue background. The packs will be in independent outlets and duty-free shops. Planet has made two appointments – Martyn Wallwork is back after a short stint at Design Bridge Structure, and Simon Freer has joined from Nucleus as design manager.
Holmes & Marchant Communications’ identity for PensionStore which we pictured last week was not the version designed for mono use. The correct version is shown below.