DJPA Partnership has created the branding for beer brand Zinniz, which has been launched by Grolsch in The Netherlands and Belgium. The beer, which comes in three fruit flavours, will be rolled out in the UK, though no date has been set.

Being open to challenges can shape design’s future

France’s shock defeat by newcomer Senegal in the first match of the World Cup serves as a timely reminder that you can’t be complacent and expect to survive. It’s a question of being open to new challenges and meeting them head on. Most consultancies have had to make cutbacks in light of economic decline – […]


Liverpool-based Splinter Design Communications has created the brand identity for Digitalinc, an International Centre for Digital Content incubation project. The consultancy is also working on the identity for the ICDC, which is due to launch next month.

On the flight path

Trish Lorenz finds out why Virgin Atlantic graphics’ head Bill Gosbee holds his team in such high regard and how he’s celebrating the airline’s 18th birthday

Simply read

Although the book Simple Websites is full of alluring pictures and grand-sounding ideas, Paul Murphy thinks it is lacking in practical advice

Minted student displays notes on how to get rich

We’re always hearing how students haven’t got two pennies to rub together. But a bit of financial hardship can go a long way creatively, it seems. Camberwell College of Arts student Bada Song spent four-and-a-half months crafting her own currency for her final-year project. Each of the 259 ‘bada notes’ feature an original self-portrait and […]


Hudson Fuggle has been appointed to design and produce the University of London’s external programme prospectuses. The work will roll out to 190 countries over the next 18 months.


Robson Dowry has designed and produced the Annual Review for Leadership for Environment and Development. The annual review has been printed on chlorine-free paper using vegetable-based inks.

Degree shows

Coventry University graduates show their work from 8-12 June. Venue: Coventry City Football Club (East Stand), King Richard Street, Coventry CV2 4QN. Furniture design and technology postgraduates from Buckingham Chilterns University College show work in progress from 8-9 June. Venue: The House Mill, Three Mills Lane, Three Mills Island, Bromley-by-Bow, London E3. Loughborough University graduates […]


Martin Lupton has this week joined BDP Lighting as director from Pinniger & Partners where he was design director.

City says CCG is ripe for takeover

Havas, the world’s sixth largest communications group, has denied weekend press reports of a £700m bid to buy UK rival Cordiant Communications Group. The company issued a statement on Monday confirming it was not in discussions with CCG and a spokesman adds today, ‘There is no offer on the table.’ CCG has made a similar […]

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