Manchester consultancy Love has refreshed the visual identity of V Festival, and has commissioned illustrator Andrew Rae to create a series of press posters for the 2007 events.
It’s been a year of consolidation for designers, with money going where it matters most – retaining experienced staff, developing new-style freelance contracts and attracting digital and packaging creatives – but managers are suffering.
Italian car group Lancia relaunches its visual identity this week to mark the company’s centenary. The new-look badge has been drawn by Italian design consultancy Robilant Associati.Robilant Associati collaborated with the group’s in-house team at Lancia’s design centre in Turin to update the logo, which comes ahead of the brand’s return to the UK next […]
The Institute of Directors marketing director Jonathan Cummings has quit to join the board of Start Creative next month.Cummings (pictured) leaves after ten years. At the IoD he has been instrumental in promoting the benefits of design to UK businesses.‘Design is important to all business, whatever the size or sector. I have got to know […]
What is claimed to be the world’s first interactive ‘dive cage’ is set to open at the Oceanarium in Bournemouth later this month, showcasing the design work of audio-visual specialists Mice Amigo and digital consultancy Flaming Pear Interactive.The £200 000 project will offer visitors a ‘virtual’ underwater experience using three 50-inch plasma screens with a […]
The Royal Court theatre launches its latest seasonal programme this week, with designs and a redrawn identity by Feast Creative. The London theatre appointed Feast Creative to the project last November, following a nine-way creative pitch against consultancies including Guy Chapman Associates and Tangerine UK. Under Dominic Cooke, who was appointed artistic director late last […]
UK banks are launching a new wave of design concepts on hte high street as they refresh their branch networds and try to reconnect with their customers. David Benady takes a look at what’s in store
Fancy seeing a hybrid of Walt Disney, Thumper and Bambi being filmed as it goes through a series of visions in surreal landscapes? Then don’t miss art group London Fieldworks’ Hibernator at London’s Beaconsfield gallery. Yolanda Zappaterra explores the ba
The Design Association initiative from the Chartered Society of Designers has announced the first consultancy to be awarded an accreditation, a year after the scheme was launched.The Design Association, which started accepting applications in August 2006, will accredit design businesses and in-house teams that successfully meet two key performance areas in a five-stage process.The two […]
The firm behind the Ministry of Defence’s global military satellite system, Paradigm Secure Communications, is launching an overhauled brand identity created by Bristol consultancy Taxi Studio.Skynet 5A, the satellite that provides secure communications to the MoD and other Government departments, launched at the weekend on an Ariane 5 rocket that carried the new Paradigm logo, […]
Organic yoghurt company Rachel’s Organic has unveiled its first packaging redesign for ten years to refresh the brand and distinguish between product ranges.Designed by Wales-based FBA Design, the packaging also aims to attract a new generation of customers.As well as the refresh, the organic brand has launched a raft of new products, including a range […]
Brazilian telecoms giant Telemar has merged its fixed-line, broadband and mobile services under the brand umbrella Oi – the name currently assigned to its mobile offering – with branding by Wolff Olins.Launched last week, the decision to rebrand was taken following the mobile service’s huge success since its creation by Wolff Olins in 2002.According to […]