August 2008 Online

LG expands London design team

South Korean electronics giant LG is expanding its London design team, ahead of the launch of its first fully European-designed mobile phone handset.Head designer Luke Miles, who joined LG earlier this summer from Nokia, is currently recruiting for three new design positions at the Southampton Street Design Centre in Covent Garden, London WC2. The London […]

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Sainsbury’s looks for design help with Ecostore

Sainsbury’s is to invite design consultancies to help it roll out its Ecostore concept, following the opening of its flagship in Dartmouth, Devon earlier this month.In a call to design consultancies David Sheehan, store development director of Sainsbury’s says, ‘We’re looking for like-minded people to help with sustainably designed innovation, as we’re hoping to roll […]


Wenlock Spring gets redesign by Carl Jones

The first new Wenlock Spring water bottles redesigned by Carl Jones Design hit the shelves this week.The Shropshire consultancy was appointed in December last year to redesign the mineral water brand corporate identity, the bottle label and packaging graphics, as well as overhaul Wenlock Spring’s website and marketing material, as part of an ongoing two-year […]

Perrier repositions as adult drink

Perrier is repositioning its brand in the UK, with the help of graphic design consultancy Cosanostra Design.The brand, owned by Nestlé Waters, is aiming to position itself as a more adult drink used as a mixer for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Giuseppe Rampello, managing director of Cosanostra Design, explains that Perrier is attempting to further […]

Harlequins kicks off branding drive

Rugby Football Union club Harlequins is to embark on a drive to increase its fan base ahead of a major game at Twickenham Stadium, and has appointed Minale Tattersfield Design Strategy to the project.The Guinness Premiership rugby club is looking to increase its 20 000-strong fan base ahead of a major December game against Leicester […]

Baglee joins Navyblue in new creative role

Design consultancy Navyblue is creating a new role of director of creative strategy.Patrick Baglee – currently executive creative director at direct marketing, data and digital specialist EHS Brann – will take up the newly created role in October. He will form part of an expanding board at Navyblue, working as part of the consultancy’s Brand […]

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Eurobest to appoint design jury

The organisers of European advertising awards scheme Eurobest is to appoint a design judging panel, led by Team Creatif France chief executive Sylvia Vitale Rotta.

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Grolsch still swinging

The iconic Grolsch ‘swingtop’ bottle has undergone a subtle evolution, in its fourth redesign since 1897.The Dutch lager brand’s in-house design team says it was keen to maintain the bottle’s distinctive swingtop, but has added retro grip strips and a new slimmer shape. The iconic green bottle has also been accepted into the Museum of […]

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Chip Shop Awards announced

Chips and bottles of vinegar were the most highly coveted accolades at this year’s Chip Shop Awards in Edinburgh last week.Now in its fifth year, the scheme is an industry celebration of all that is innovative, ironic and outlandish in the world of design, advertising and branding. Triumphant winners in categories such as ‘Best Use […]

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Cog redesigns Mayor’s Thames Festival identity

The Mayor’s Thames Festival in London will unveil a new identity next week, created by consultancy Cog Design.Cog won a credentials pitch last year to redesign the festival’s website, and was awarded a contract in January to redesign the festival identity, now in its eleventh year. Cog Design managing director Michael Smith says, ‘The festival […]

Zoo qoo creative platform launches

A new creative platform that will allow designers to upload and share work on a community website officially launches tomorrow.Zoo identifies 12 creative industries – one of which is design – and encourages people to submit work to be screened by a panel and uploaded. The work will then be rated by visitors to […]

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