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Anchor Extra Mature Cheddar

Elmwood has designed new packaging for dairy brand Anchor’s range of cheddar cheeses. The  packs feature a heart-shaped crest, with ‘rich, opulent colours to communicate the richness and fullness of the flavour’, according to the consultancy.

Bristol-based consultancy Cod Steaks has designed themed sets for a 4000 square-metre theme park in Porto, Portugal. The consultancy designed pieces including a giant squid and a waterfall for the park, which explores the voyages of Henry the Navigator, a 15th Century Portuguese prince.

Audio-visual brand Meridian has opened a new boutique store in Chelsea, west London, with interiors designed by Taylor Howes.


R Design has created new branding and packaging for Lily Lolo, a mineral cosmetics brand. The new look aims to convey the brand’s ‘natural and luxurious’ qualities, according to the consultancy, using a black and white colour palette.

The AOI Illustration Awards are now open to submissions worldwide. Entrants can submit work into eight different categories – Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Public Realm, Research & Knowledge Communication and Self Initiated. Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Public Realm, Research & Knowledge Communication and Self Initiated. Entry closes on 16 March. More information can be found at


Kvadrat is launching a new range of textiles and accessories with fashion brand Raf Simons. The range includes cushions and throws, and launches in April this year.

19 Greek Street director Marc Péridis is designing the interiors for the show apartment at London residential development The Saint Martins Lofts. The show flat is due to be completed in early May.

The Big Music Project

Consultancy Ever After has created the branding for The Big Music Project – a new organisation formed of partners including  Global, The BPI and UK Youth and Capital FM that works with young people in deprived areas of the UK to connect them with music-based skills. The logo will be used on all materails, as well as being transformed into a 3D sculpture to tour the UK.

Passoni brochure

Studio Kunze has rebranded Italian luxury custom bicycle frame building company Passoni. The new branding is shown on a catalogue printed on Arjowiggins Graphic’s paper, which looks to convey ‘understated luxury’ through textures and product imagery.

Bolder Creative has created a campaign for Ministry of Sound, designing the packaging for the Chilled House Session Five compilation. The album artwork was also used in a television advertisement created by the consultancy, which can be viewed here.


Butterfly Cannon has designed new packaging for skincare brand Ecollagen, refreshing the brand messaging on the packs and creating a new look and structural packaging that aims to highlight the brand’s ‘natural science’.

Netherlands-based consultancy Proud has created the branding and packaging for Schulp organic fruit and vegetable juices. The designs are based around the ‘Eerst Hulp Van Schulp’ proposition, meaning ‘first aid from Schulp’.

Murakami cover.

Suzanne Dean has designed the cover for new book Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, published by Harvill Secker.

Newark-based consultancy Mucho has appointed Loran Stosskopf as a new partner. Stosskopf will head up the Paris office, and has previously worked on projects including the creative direction of French culture weekly Télérama.

Rowland Hemming, co-founder of EPDA (European Package Design Association) and Pineapple Design, has founded new consultancy Le Kub Boutique Design.

Time to Reflect

Magpie Studio has created the Time to Reflect mirror – the consultancy’s first product, which aims to encourage people to ‘reclaim a little time for ourselves’. The mirror uses hand crafted typography that has been machine engraved into mirrored acrylic.

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