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Mark puzzles out Virgin Unite Insiders logo with ‘attitude’

Manchester-based consultancy Mark has created the identity for a new volunteering scheme run by Virgin’s charitable foundation Virgin Unite. The scheme, called Virgin Unite Insiders, aims to reward dedicated members of Virgin Unite that do the most to support the foundation’s charitable projects. Mark was appointed in February following a credentials-led pitch and was briefed […]

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Butters Innovation is in the hot seat with its Vitality range of assisted outdoor seating

Butters Innovation has designed a new range of outdoor seating, which the consultancy says aims to assist Britain’s ageing population. Manufacturing has started on the Vitality range with Miko Engineering, and the consultancy is now looking for councils, procurement offices, universities and gardens to place orders. The bench seating came about after Butters Innovation sought […]

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Landmark redesign

The Big Window has redesigned The Landmark Trust Handbook, which will launch at the Oxford Literary Festival this week. The 272-page handbook is a key communication point for the trust, which lets restored and protected properties as holiday homes. A photo-essay has been added to an increased front section and the overall size of the […]

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Fruit feast

Arthur Steen Horne Adamson has designed packaging for a new range of Tetley’s Superfruity Good Earth tea. The consultancy says the ’clean, sharp’ packaging aims to reflect the teas’ ’vibrant’ taste and healthy qualities, using illustrations of the fruits and the flavours blending together.

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Social adds historic touch to Waldorf Hotel bar identity

Social has created the name and identity for the newly refurbished bar Good Godfrey’s at the Waldorf Hotel in London. After being approached by Hilton Hotels and Resorts in January, Social was briefed to create a quintessentially English identity that referenced the buzz and glamour of the bar during the pre-war era, says Social partner […]

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We mustn’t allow craft skills and typography to drop off college curricula

Dalton Maag’s Nokia Pure and Johnson Banks’ client-specific typefaces notwithstanding, there’s nothing new about custom-designed fonts. They’ve been with us for years, with seminal examples including the Nat West font created by David Quay and Freda Sack some 20 years ago and Erik Spiekermann’s quirky typeface for Glasgow’s 1999 stint as UK City of Architecture […]

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Reconciling ergonomics and good design in healthcare

Speakers at the Ergonomics Human Factors Conference will meet next week to discuss how ergonomics and good design practice can be best reconciled, particularly in healthcare. The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors has initiated the conference at Stoke Rochford, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, and says it will look to feature the latest developments in the […]

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News in Pictures

Furniture designer Mark Wilkinson has created the Shan Gara hardwood kitchen stool. Shan Gara means ’beautiful design’ in Japanese.

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News in Pictures

La Boca has created a poster for the Vivid Live music festival at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, part of the Vivid Sydney festival ’of light, music and ideas’.

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Just our type

Mobile phone company Nokia’s newly launched Pure font is being applied across all its communications. Angus Montgomery looks at how companies are paying attention to their typefaces as part of their overall identities

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