News in brief round-up

A round-up of this week’s news in brief.

Creme Egg Mini Cones

Chilli UK has created the packaging for Cadbury Crème Egg mini cones ice-cream. The packs use the Crème Egg branding and colours, and show the cones wearing accessories such as sunglasses, a bobble hat and ear muffs.

Mother Design has been appointed by the Barbican to develop the graphics and marketing creative for its Digital Revolution exhibition this summer. Tom Munckton, Mother design director, says, ‘Our idea is to use the visitor as the canvas. We want to convey the immersive and interactive experience of the show’.

London Community Foundation (LCF)  ‘little red book’

The Allotment has created new print collateral for charity London Community Foundation (LCF), designing a ‘little red book’ that communicates the organisation’s work to ‘turn lives around’ by showing images that engage the reader by changing when physically turned around.

Studio 48 has designed the branding and interiors for Middle Eastern restaurant Comptoir Libanais’ Kingston branch. The designs are inspired by Middle Eastern bazaars, and use ‘a vibrant colour palette, strong graphic accents and eclectic mix of materials’, according to the consultancy.

Oxford-based digital consultancy White October has appointed Jo Lankester as head of design. Stephen Trott and Frances Place have also been brought on  board in the design and custoemer relationship departments respectively.

Kissed by Mii

Pearlfisher has designed the identity and packaging for Kissed by Mii, the new tanning range from Gerrard International. Pearlfisher creative director, Sarah Cattle says, ‘The illustrative style and colour palette makes reference to the marine minerals that are unique to the brand, whilst the sophisticated touches of gold in the identity and illustration reflect the glow of sun-kissed skin.’

Anton Christodoulou has been appointed chief technology officer EMEA at Imagination. In this role, Christodoulou will be responsible for Imagination’s technology strategy. He has previously worked for Disney, BT and Seagram.

Redbox Digital has created a new website for stationery and gift retailer Paperchase. According to the consultancy, the site ‘has been built to focus on how customers want to shop online.’ Features include 50 per cent-larger product images and a reminder calendar where customers can set reminders to purchase cards and gifts for all their special occasions.

Gregori building wrap

Illustrator Gregori Saavedra has created a mural in King’s Cross, which covers the tenure Grade II-listed German Gymnasium building currently being refurbished. The design shows the area’s new landmarks, restaurants and events, and was created using a digital collage technique.

Kent Lyons has designed a new site for The Guardian and Microsoft, Surface. The site acts as an advertorial for the new Surface tablet, and shows case studies of ‘renegade professionals’ who have set up business such as Honest Burger and cold-water surf company Finisterre.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Harrison Agency has designed the campaign imagery for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s forthcoming series at London’s Southbank Centre. Described by the consultancy as ‘kinda deep, man’, the image was created using ‘an office stationery hole punch and a scanner’ to represent the elements, atoms and the universe.

Great North Passion

Courage Creative has designed the identity for the BBC/Cultural Spring arts project The Great North Passion, which sees the story of the Passion of Christ re-told through 12 shipping containers in the north east, which have each been taken over by a different artist. The consultancy has also designed the programme book for the project.

Stockport-based consultancy Ahoy has designed the branding and website for Stockport Old Town. The consultancy was briefed to create an identity ‘in keeping with the unique nature of the Old Town’, it says, as well as to build a responsive website ‘that will make discovering the area as interactive and engaging as possible.’

Oriflame HairX Restore Range

ButterflyCannon has redesigned the branding and packaging for Oriflame Cosmetics’ hair care range HairX. The new look aims to highlight the ‘scientific expertise and ingredients behind the products’, according to the consultancy, while using a ‘salon-esque’ feel through premium coloured foils on the labels.

Dunning Penney Jones has created the idents for the Italian launch of Sky Atlantic. Five idents were developed in total, each based on a different genre, including Passion/emotion; people and politics and fantasy. ‘The idents were created to look like thematic title sequences and evoke the mood of the content’, says the consultancy.

Micha Weidmann Studio is creating designs for LAPADA The Association of Art and Antique Dealers’ Art and Antiques Fair, which takes place in London’s Berkeley Square in September. The consultancy’s remit includes designing a new identity for the affair, as well as the fair tent, advertising campaigns and invitations.

Purple Creative has been appointed to work with investment platform Interactive Investor.

Stender by Grolsch

Netherlands-based consultancy Cartils has designed new packaging for Grolsch low-alcohol beer brand Stender. The bottles use light grey, yellow and orange colours in mosaic patterns in combination with images of the fruits used to create the drink.

Leeds-based consultancy Outsmart has designed the branding, website and advertising for Taking the PPI – a service that claims to help people win back money from mis-sold payment protection insurance.

Jack Morton Worldwide has made three senior appointments to its London office. Mark Spragg has been appointed senior vice president, director of operations; while both David Chidlow and Neil Mason join as vice president, creative director. 

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