6 November 2003

Spencer du Bois engineers look

The Engineering Employers’ Federation this week unveils a refreshed identity created by Spencer du Bois. The new look comes as the organisation, now known as EEF, seeks to reflect the changing nature of its membership and increase its prominence in debates over UK manufacturers’ interests. According to Spencer du Bois creative director John Spencer, the […]

Groups upload photolibrary image

Photolibrary Imagedate is to update its identity and on-line presence, to be created collaboratively by Saturday and Poke, as the company seeks to compete more effectively with leading rivals like Getty Images and Corbis. The two groups will collaborate on branding work, which could include a name change. Saturday will design marketing and communications materials […]

CPB packs aim to clean up oral hygiene category

Coley Porter Bell has refreshed the identity and packaging of Macleans toothpaste to turn the brand into a bathroom status symbol and encourage consumers to regard it more like a cosmetic. The revamp, giving the brush-off to a host of category clichés, introduces a metallic colour scheme, sleek logotype and a series of gyroscopic ‘light […]

Are only fools Russian in, following oil arrest?

Conscious that the arrest of billionaire oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky may have put a downer on Russia’s economy, just after our enthusiastic News Analysis on design prospects in Moscow (DW 23 October), we e-mailed our contact near the Kremlin, Mildberry director Pavel Parfenov. But three days later, he still hasn’t replied. We’ll bring you news […]

CJ Lim has another book out

Fans of outlandish architecture and design will be pleased to know Studio 8 founder CJ Lim has another book out. You may recall his three-volume series Realms of Impossibility: Air, Ground and Water from last year (DW 25 April 2002). How Green Is Your Garden? is another triumph of tiny type, quirky illustrations and super-slick […]


Textile designer Anne Sutton’s work is showcased during Weaving, Wit and Logic. The exhibition, which is on until 18 January 2004, explores the development of her 50-year career and includes over 100 pieces. Venue: Crafts Council Gallery, 44a Pentonville Road, London N1. Educational Books, until 29 November, is an exhibition of photographs and illustrations that […]

British Museum unveils new permanent exhibition

The British Museum unveils a new permanent exhibition in the restored, Grade I-listed former King’s Library next month. Revamped by architect HOK, it will be known as the Enlightenment Gallery. An in-house team carried out exhibition design and the gallery opens to the public on 12 December.

Voller Energy launches portable fuel cell

British start-up company Voller Energy launches its portable fuel cell, the VE100, in January next year, with product design by Therefore. Billed as the world’s first hand portable fuel cell system, the VE100 is a generator and battery recharger. The product is likely to launch to a specialist audience, including the military, says Therefore managing […]

Make it big

Large-scale store graphics are a cost-effective way to make an impact, says Pamela Buxton

Design must acknowledge consumers’ real needs

I was very interested to read your Trends prediction a key part of future business? piece (News, DW 16 October) as I have been running LifeModes, a future-focused insight programme for Pearlfisher for the past four years. But I’d just like to take issue with several aspects of the article. We all know that the […]

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