December 2006 Online

Designers ‘chart’ festive fun

The groundswell of free wall charts dolled out by quality newspapers is inspiring designers to have some seasonal fun this year.In a clever reworking of the favourite family collectible, Love Creative has etched its very own ‘Chavs & Scallies’ wall chart, featuring popular items such as a Kappa tracksuit, a pack of Lambert & Butler […]

Digit turns down Habitat repitch

It has emerged that Digit will not repitch for the redesign of Habitat’s website despite industry reports to the contrary.Digit created the existing Habitat site,, in 2001 but has turned down an invitation to repitch for the business because ‘we felt it was time for someone new to apply themselves to the Habitat challenge,’ says Digit […]

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Teletext flies longhaul brand

Teletext has appointed Nucleus to create a ‘technologically innovative’ luxury travel brand for launch in 2007.Due to launch online next spring, the branded site will focus on the fast-growing longhaul travel market.‘It will not be positioned as an über-luxury site, but rather for the middle-to-upper market,’ says Nucleus managing director Peter Mathews.The identity will not […]

Illustrator Barbera dies

Joseph Barbera, the illustrator behind iconic cartoons such as Tom and Jerry and The Flintstones, has died aged 95. Barbera paired up with William Hanna in 1937 when he joined the newly-formed cartoon department of film company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Hanna took care of the technical side, while Barbera, who is well known for his talent of […]


DBA to review awards criteria

The Design Business Association has confirmed it will carry out a full review of the judging criteria for its Design Effectiveness Awards Grand Prix winner next year.In a statement today, it also ruled that there ‘was no case to question the allocation’ of this year’s Grand Prix winner BR&Me and its Foster’s multipack design. The […]

Revamp for Jewish Chronicle

The Jewish Chronicle is to undergo a redesign under John Belknap, the newspaper’s newly appointed creative director.Belknap took up his position at the newspaper this week and is tasked with redesigning the newspaper and its on-line domain, The intention of the redesign is to give it a ‘stronger sense of authority’, says Belknap. The […]


Whitechapel picks Holmes Wood

The Whitechapel Gallery in London has this week appointed Holmes Wood to design an internal and external sign scheme, as part of its £10m expansion.The consultancy won the business after a six-way credentials pitch, with the brief to design a scheme to bring the two buildings of the gallery together and help visitors navigate the […]

Loewy charges up acquisition strategy

Loewy has entered a second week of deal-making with the surprise exit of one of its highest profile financial backers, Luke Johnson, just days after the acquisition of Williams Murray Hamm

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