Tayburn appoints managing director

Tayburn has appointed former brand strategy director of The Chase Simon Farrell as managing director. His remit will include new business growth and client strategy development. Erick Davidson will remain

Design groups merge

Independent design group Name has merged with the Leeds-based Intermarketing and Communications Group, following its recent management buy out.

Beverage Partners Worldwide…

Beverage Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between Coca-Cola and Nestlé, is launching its iced tea brand Nestea in the UK, with branding, bottle structure and graphics by Enterprise IG.

Reichman joins Aston Martin

Aston Martin has appointed Marek Reichman (pictured) as its design director following the resignation of Henrik Fisker. British-born Reichman studied at the Royal College of Art and worked at Rover

Just one week left to enter Benchmarks

One week remains before the deadline for The Benchmarks, Design Week’s awards scheme that honours great branding. Judges include Richard Seymour in his guise as external design director to Unilever,

NEF condemns rise of UK clone towns

A damning report into the state of Britain’s high streets identifies 42 per cent of UK towns as ‘clone towns’, adding fuel to the fire over so-called ‘identikit’ retail branding.

Future focus

Rather than resting on its laurels the Musée de l’Elysée took a risk for its 20th anniversary.

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First look at London Design Festival 2018

This year’s week-long celebration of design will see installations by Kellenberger-White, Studio Frith and Waugh Thistleton Architects, plus a refined, “playful” visual identity by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa.