Briefs

Coley Porter Bell has created a new global logo for Foster’s Ice lager, which is the UK’s biggest selling iced beer. The bottles will be launched this month.

Watkins Gray Interiors in partnership with Watkins Gray International has won the job to revamp Portcullis House, Southend-on-Sea for HM Customs and Excise. The 6.5m 10 000m2 project is due to go out to tender next spring. WGI beat Austin-Smith: Lord, Pringle Brandon, TTSP and GMW.

Conceived in Bang & Olufsen’s ‘idea land’ department around two years ago, the BeoCenter AV5 is claimed to be the first ever audiovisual unit to combine radio, TV, CD player and speakers. It was designed by the company’s in-house team in Denmark and has a flat 63.5cm TV screen and automatic picture control, which monitors the amount of light in the room and adjusts the picture. The unit is on a motorised stand and can swivel around the room to nine different positions. It is due to go on shelf in mid-September.

The packaging for Start-up!, Sanatogen’s first soft drink, was designed by Design House. The group is on parent company Roche Consumer Health’s roster.

The National Homeless Alliance, formerly known as CHAR, has a new identity by Autumn Designs, which was appointed on the strength of previous work for the charity for the homeless.

Bluegreen Design has created a corporate identity for Q Learning, a new training and management consultancy. Bluegreen was chosen after a referral from previous clients.

Cows could be making their way into our kitchens this August in the form of plastic salt and pepper shakers. Created by Philip Watts Design in Birmingham, they come in a range of un-cow-like colours, as well as Friesian (pictured), and moo every time you shake them. Known more for one-off furniture pieces, humorous kitchenware is a departure for Watts. ‘We want to be the British Alessi, with a bit of fun,’ he says. This said, hot on the hoof of the cow cruets will be ‘squashed man’ drinks coasters.

Radox Supersoap, the second biggest liquid soap brand, is relaunching with new packaging by BBM Carlson Design.

Lesley Morris, a member of the Halifax Initiative vision team, teaches at Middlesex University, not Kingston University as stated last week (DW 1 August).

Latest articles