News in brief round-up

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

Peter Werth

Anthony Burrill has collaborated with London fashion brand Peter Werth to design a limited-edition poster that celebrates the brand’s knitwear heritage. The poster will be launched at a Peter Werth’s Autumn 2014 Collection event at its London Covent Garden store on 14 August.

Cartils is opening a new office in Hong Kong in September, joining the two existing office in London and Amsterdam. The team will be headed by client brand director Sarie Moolenburgh.

Rhythms of the World Festival.

Illustrator Dan Bramall and Inky Design Graphics have has created a new identity for the Rhythms of the World Festival. Bramall – who works under the name ‘The Scribbler’ – created a look based around the values behind Rhythms of the World, which is all about celebrating music and having fun.”

bluemarlin has appointed Nadia Romanis as general manager of its Singapore studio. Romanis will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of work in the Asia Pacific region.

Jennings logo

Butcher & Gundersen has designed a new identity for Jennings Brewery, with a new look that celebrates the brand’s Lake District heritage. The new designs will be shown on labels and pump clips for the brand’s four core ales. A colour wheel has been introduced into the front labels to help customers quickly identify the type of product(Bitter, Golden Ale, Pale Ale or Dark Ale).

Frost*collectiv has appointed Craig McCaffery to the newly created position of chief operating officer. He will lead the management team across all agencies within the collective, namely Frost* Design, Urbanite and The Nest. 


John Hamilton has designed the cover for Will Self’s new book Shark, published by Penguin, which is being unveiled in a partnership with file sharing service WeTransfer. WeTransfer will be showcasing the cover in a still life photograph that will link to where the book can be preordered ahead of its launch netx mothn

Corporation Pop has developed an app to share images, music and videos from Manchester digital arts project Poppy, which commemorates 100 years since the First World War. On the website each piece of artwork is represented by a red or white poppy, which floats across the screen and grows over time and when the story is shared through social media.


Greenspace has rebranded Toyota’s Fleet services, renaming it Toyota Business Plus. The constulancy has created a new communication strategy,  logo and identity for the services, which sells or leases Toyota’s cars to businesses.

Artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd is designing a new 21,000m3 soft play centre and café as part of the development of the new Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking. Chetwynd was commissioned by Dagenham Council and arts organisation Create to create a permanent work of art to engage east London children and families in a new community play space, aiming to ‘change expectations about what art can be and where it exists.’


Robert John has designed and co-curated the Re: Imagined book, which shows 14 photographs accompanied by 14 flash fiction pieces. The book stems from John’s project, which asks London pedestrians to ‘draw what they see’, aiming to ‘get us all to take a sideways look at the things we look at and see everyday’, says John.

Radley Yeldar has designed a new website for UK charity the Fairtrade Foundation. The site design is based around the ‘unlocking the power of many’ proposition. The consultancy says, ‘The design for the new site is bright and confident; messaging is conversational and engaging’

AEN logo

Consultancy Unreal has created the identity for Access Europe Network, a new London based social enterprise that helps issue-based charities and local authorities in London gain access to European Funding.  The identity uses a highlighting device to demonstrate the function of the enterprise.

Apple industrial designer Richard Howarth has launched a new annual RSA Award. Howarth will donate £4250 a year, which will be split between two winners of the RSA Student Design Award, who he will personally select.

Triennial City

Reform Creative has designed academic book Triennial City: Localising Asian Art with Manchester Metropolitan University. ‘Using a limited grid structure, clear and legible typography and a simple dividing structure, we designed this publication to work on the reference shelves of a library and also in the art section of a bookshop’, says the consultancy.

Neville McCarthy Associates has been appointed to work on designs for The Royal Exchange, a Grade 1 listed building in London’s City.

Robert Doms

Prague-based consultancy Cocoon Group has designed the branding and packaging for Robert Doms, a new beer brand launched by Carlsberg in Ukraine. The brand is based on a real character of a local entrepreneur and philanthropist who travelled to Europe to collect original beer recipes in Austria, Bohemia and Germany, as an inspiration for his brewery in Lviv, Ukraine, at the end of 19th century.

Clip Creative has redesigned the branding packaging for new American crabmeat brand Seassentials, owned by parent company Blue Star Foods. The consultancy chose the name Seassentials ‘as it combined both the product theme and the “essential value’’ aspect’, says Clip Creative.





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