News in brief round-up

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



Cornwall-based designer Reseigh Fooks has created new packaging for Furniss, a brand of Cornish biscuits. The new look aims to be ‘fun an vibrant’, using a textile-style approach.

Bristol-based consultancy Nameless has designed the betterbybike website, a guide to cycling in the west. Features of the site include a catalogue of different rides and events in the area, a community platform and guides on how to ride, hire and buy bicycles. The consultancy was appointed to the project by the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

St Martins Walking in the Air

Caroline Clark Design has created the 2014-15 concert brochues for the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. The brochure feaures collages by Sarah Maycock. Constulancy founder Caroline Clark says, ‘The challenge each year is to not only feature existing photography of the musicians, but to make sure that each concert has its own distinct identity’.

Direct and digital agency LIDA has appointed Sven Kaifel as head of design. Kaifel will report to Nicky Bullard, LIDA executive creative director, and will be responsible for the agency’s entire design output across all clients including O2, Boots, Virgin Holidays and Land Rover.

Men's Fitness spread

Men’s Fitness magazine has been redesigned by a team at publisher Dennis Publishing. The new look sees a restructuring of the editorial content, and new typefaces from the Neutraface family.  The photography style across the celebrities, gear and functional workout section have also been updated.

Consultancy Huge’s Rio office has worked with juice company do bem to make do bem máquina, a smartband that measure users’ body movements and sleep patterns, compiling and analysing data through an app. Four different LED colours (red, yellow, green and blue) indicate varying levels of activity so users can their progress.

Cathedral brochure

Transmission has designed Manchester Cathedral’s Summer 2014 events brochure. The new look aims to show the Cathedral as ‘an exciting heritage destination’ and attract new audiences to its events.

New consultancy Rule of Three has formed, founded by brothers Ummar (former architect) and Kazim Rashid (formerly at Vice Berlin and Paris). The consultancy’s first project will be working with fashion collective Art Comes First, founded by Kanye West stylists Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh.

The Fans TV Experience.

W12 Studios worked on a project for F1’s F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, winning the competition jointly with Chris Thelwell. W12 Studio’s entry segments consumption of the F1® data set by user groups: ‘The Team’, ‘The Enthusiasts’ and ‘The Fans’. Each solution is tailored to separate audience’s needs.


Squad has created the branding for OmniJoin – a new web tool from hardware specialists Brother that lets users hold meetings online using their smartphone, tablet or computer. Squad worked with Brother’s other agencies – Carat, Code Computer Love, CityPress and DGR Marcomms – to implement the branding.

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