National Kidney Research Fund promotes legacy-giving awareness

The National Kidney Research Fund has launched a brochure to raise awareness of legacy-giving and explain how you can leave a gift in your will. Fonda created the theme of ‘celebrating your life to help others’ and asked photographer Chris Linton to capture an image of three generations of a family. ‘The images are printed […]

JKR to revamp Beefeater brand

Roadside restaurant chain Beefeater is to mount a fightback against increasingly prolific, and more fashionable, rivals by introducing a “new generation” of outlets in a project led by Jones Knowles Ritchie. The new image will be unveiled this summer. “Owner Whitbread is aiming to confirm the status of the chain as the first choice for […]

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Practising designers within the first ten years of their careers can apply for the Royal Designers for Industry Summer School, held in Devon from 31 August. It will allow young designers to work with established industry leaders. Closing date for applications is 30 June to thackraj@rsa-uk.demon.co.uk.

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The introduction of a new identity by the English Tourism Council has highlighted the fact that, despite a reputation for creativity and innovation, the UK, and in particular England seems to have a problem representing its own identity. Why is this, and how can it be addressed? ‘We give less importance to the future than […]

Caulder Moore adds US flavour to Sally’s Diner

Leisure and retail specialist Caulder Moore has created branding and interiors for a new 130-seat London restaurant. The site forms a central part of King’s Cross station’s urban regeneration project at platform 12. Sally’s Diner, a US-style eaterie, was launched on Monday and will be the first of several such venues planned around London. “It […]

DBA backs Lumsden’s plans for interior design

The Design Business Association has given its support to a newly formed body which aims to support and draw attention to the interior design sector. The Interiors Forum is a joint initiative between the DBA and Callum Lumsden, managing director of Lumsden Design Partnership, who feels the sector has insufficient official representation. “The Interiors Forum […]

Emulsion to brush up new salon chain

A new chain of unisex beauty salons is being planned for London, with interior design and art direction by Emulsion. The first two Iomi branches are due to pilot in the West End or City by the end of the year. Conceived as a drop-in, one-stop-shop, the outlets will aim to amalgamate health spas and […]

Unilever’s Dove given more luxurious image

The Dove range of cleansing products has been relaunched throughout Europe, with a new brand identity created by Design Bridge. Positioned as one of Unilever’s ‘power brands’, Dove has been given a makeover to focus as heavily as possible on what Unilever says are its ‘luxurious and caring core brand properties’, while seeking a more […]

John Davies commissioned for Wimbledon championships

Designer John Davies commissioned illustrator Andrew Bylo through the Association of Illustrators’ annual Images catalogue to create an image for The Millennium Championships at Wimbledon this summer. ‘The poster will be in 70 or so London Underground stations until the end of June and on various point-of-sale items during the championships,’ says Bylo. The All […]

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Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017

Consultancy Jaywing has created the place branding for Hull 2017, the initiative marking the northern city’s status as UK City of Culture. The logo is an “H” shape constructed out of a series of geometric lines, used against a colourful palette of purple, green, yellow, blue and pink. Gavin Shore, creative director at Jaywing, says […]