December 2007 Online

Compliments of the season

Design Week is closing its doors for Christmas, but we’ll be back on 3 January to bring you all the breaking on-line news and comment from the design industry. Until then, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and an inspired New Year.

Sampson May to brand Bath management school

UK business school the University of Bath School of Management is to develop its brand proposition with the appointment of Sampson May.Following a four-way credentials pitch earlier this month, the consultancy was appointed to assess the marque, which will be tweaked slightly to highlight the school’s independence from the university, as well as the school’s […]

Swisscom to rebrand next year

Swiss telecoms giant Swisscom is to rebrand itself with a unifying visual identity at the beginning of next year. Designed by Moving Brands, with a wordmark by Dalton Maag, the identity will act as a ‘clearly defined single axis around which every element of the Swisscom organisation can move’. A key part of the new […]

Tesco shifts CR task to 35 Communications

Tesco has dropped Corporate Edge as its corporate communications consultancy after seven years, and appointed 35 Communications in its place. 35 beat three other consultancies – the incumbent, Salter Baxter and Addison – to clinch the £300 000 deal.The 12-month contract includes the design and production of Tesco’s annual report, its corporate and social responsibility […]

2012 design panel list put back to 2008

The London 2012 Olympics organisers are to shortlist consultancies for the games’ design and creative services panel in the new year, following delays caused by a ‘huge level of interest’. In August, the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games jointly asked design groups to tender for a place on […]

Small tailors a fresh identity for Gieves & Hawkes

Bespoke gentlemen’s tailor Gieves & Hawkes is promoting its refined image with a fresh identity and packaging, designed by London-based consultancy Small. Small, which was appointed in January following a credentials pitch, was tasked with bringing the ta

Standalone Aston Martin design studio gets Green light

Luxury carmaker and ultimate ‘cool’ brand Aston Martin has stepped up a gear with the launch of its first standalone design studio, which is adjacent to its manufacturing centre in Gaydon in Warwickshire. Designed by the Weedon Partnership in collaboration with Austrian pre-fabrication specialist Holzbau Saurer, the modern pavilion aims to be a showcase for […]

MoMA promotes Antonelli

Paola Antonelli, the design curator of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, has been promoted to the position of senior curator of the museum’s department of architecture and design.Antonelli, who has organised some of MoMA’s most significant design exhibitions, moves up after 13 years at the museum. She held the title of associate curator from […]

Venture Three fashions face of Heathrow transit system

Venture Three is designing the identity for Heathrow Airport’s Personal Rapid Transit System.The branding group was appointed in March to create the name, identity, positioning, tone-of-voice, and communications materials for the service, which is expected to begin in 2009.The transport system – which will feature driverless, low-energy, battery powered vehicles – is being designed by […]

Smale wins Skoda writer award

Car manufacturer Skoda’s Design Writer of the Year award has been handed to writer and journalist Glen Smale.Smale won the Laurin and Klement prize for his book Jaguar E-type: Portrait of a Design Legend. He was awarded the L&K trophy at the Guild of Motoring Writers’ annual dinner at London’s RAC Club.A Skoka UK spokeswoman […]

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