News in brief round-up

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

Brighton Festival sheep

Johnson Banks has created the visual identity for this year’s Brighton Festival, which takes place in May. The identity uses a black sheep motif, painted by illustrator Chris Kasch. Johnson Banks overhauled the Brighton Festival branding last year.

Consultancy Rpa:group has created the interiors for Adore, a US skincare brand opening its first UK store in Westfield White City. Rpa:group has developed the visualisation, specification of materials, furniture, graphics and lighting for the space, which it describes as ‘bright, elegant and contemporary’.

Moshi Collage

Acrylicize has created a Moshi Monsters office artwork for entertainment company Mind Candy, which is behind the Moshi Monsters brand. The installation spans an entire wall, decorated with 3,000 ‘Moshlings’, organised in diagonal blocks of colour.

Cheshire-based consultancy Mather & Co has been commissioned by Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum to design a new exhibit to tell the story of the tournament’s trophies. The exhibit within the existing museum will showcase the winners’ trophies in two minimalist glass showcases in the centre of the gallery, giving visitors a 360degree view.

Human rights charity Liberty has launched a new website, designed by Cogapp, to mark its 80th birthday. The new site, Liberty80, is a fully responsive site that tells the story of Liberty over the past 80 years, and features an online collection of 80 pieces of writing by 80 different writers


Cartils has created new branding and packaging for Choya, a brand of Japanese liqueur Umeshu. The new designs use vivid colours and an illustration of the Ume fruit.

KSS is working with the Rugby Football Union at Twickenham Stadium on design upgrade projects ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015. These include work on the interior architecture and environmental graphic application of the new England Rugby brand throughout the home dressing room and tunnel.


ASHA has designed a campaign for the Rodin’s Kiss sculpture at The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery in Cheltenham. The campaign image uses a ‘X marks the spot’ idea for visitors to ‘hunt for Rodin’s hat that he left behind when he came to Cheltenham’, according to the consultancy.

The British Council and Arts Council England have announced that the Artists’ International Development Fund will now be open to applications from designers, architects and those working in fashion design for the next and future rounds. designers are now eligible to apply for developmental grants, which are between £1,000 to £5,000, to travel, explore and collaborate internationally while carrying out professional projects. For more information, and to apply, visit

RSPB Spread

999 has designed new communications for bird charity RSPB’s Centre for Conservation Science. It also designed the Where Science Comes to Life report, which documents the work of the charity over the past decade.

Coco Pops Copters

Bulletproof has designed the packaging for a new Coco Pops variant, Croco Copters. The consultancy says it was briefed to create a ‘fun and imaginative design that would engage kids on a highly interactive level through exciting graphics and visual games’. Packs show the cog format of the product through photography and graphic holding devices.

CodeComputerlove has created the Puzzle app, for electronic music collective Various Production. The app allows users to play interactive audio/visual puzzles that, when solved, give access to exclusive music tracks and videos released as part of the group’s hardware project.

Bristol-based digital consultancy Positive has been appointed by The Children’s Society charity to work on an audit of its user actions, going on to inform a new direction for the organisation’s site design.

Cricket stamps

Supple Studio has designed a sheet of ten Royal Mail stamps to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Middlesex County Cricket Club. The sheet contains images of some of the club’s most successful players, sitting alongside First Class fireworks stamps. The players include Frederick John Titmus, Michael William Gatting and Andrew John Strauss.

FiveFootSix has worked with With Associates to design and produced the website for eye surgeons Julian Stevens. You can view the site here.

B&B studio has designed the branding, packaging and website for Birds & Bees – a new range of feed for garden birds. The packs feature Silhouettes of garden birds and insects rendered in a stamp effect for a ‘raw and natural feel’, says B&B.

Puur has designed new branding and interiors for estate agency Fenn Wright. The new property shop in Kesgrave, Suffolk, ‘is arranged as a series of light and airy spaces with curving walls, attractive showcases and comfy chairs’, according to Puur. The concept will then be rolled out to the estate agent’s six other branches, one in Ipswich Buttermarket and five more along the A12 corridor.


Luminous has created new branding for Mitie (Management Incentive Through Investment Equity) – a company that provides facilities, property and energy management for public and private sector businesses. Luminous says, ‘The new logo is a visual representation of Mitie’s ethos that everything it does is about partnerships’, using graphic spheres.

DigitasLBi has created a new mobile platform for Virgin Atlantic, as part of the brand’s ‘Web Futures’ programme. The new site aims to give users a ‘unified experience’ across all platforms, according to the consultancy.

Moscow based developer Bubl has launched Bubl Draw – a children’s app that aims to engage users with art and design. The app composes music from drawings, with each colour given a corresponding musical instrument that changes key as the drawing changes shape.

Consultancy ENSO has designed an online campaign for Greenpeace. Visitors to the site are encouraged to sign a petition against Head and Shoulders hair products, which Greenpeace says use palm-oil, thus destroying rainforests. You can view the site here.

MagneticNorth has been appointed to design and create a new online archive for the American Air Museum, part of the Imperial War Museum Duxford. The site will create the first digital record of the memories and stories of American Air Forces personnel who served their country in England, from the Second World War to contemporary times, and will largely be based around the Roger Freeman Collection, a compilation of approximately 15,000 prints and slides assembled by aviation historian Roger Freeman The first phase of the website will launch this summer.

Corporation Pop has designed a website for Community Channel’s  ‘Do Something Brilliant’ campaign The campaign is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and aims ‘to inspire people to do something brilliant in their own lives that will make a big difference to themselves and the people around them’, accorsing to Corporation Pop. The site shows users what’s on offer locally and provides suggestions for people to get involved.

Smith & Milton is launching a social media engagement campaign for Legal & General. The campaign focuses on the brand’s ‘Every Day Matters’ message, and targets under 35s .

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