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,

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

Teletext Holidays

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

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


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

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


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

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

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