January 2008 Online

Ligne Roset France

Ligne Roset launches revamped site by ID Media

Ligne Roset today launches a revamped website by ID Media. The digital expansion is part of a wider plan to expand the international reach of the upmarket furniture manufacturer, which will see new-look sites designed for individual countries.Today’s site relaunch, aimed at the French market, coincides with Paris interiors fair Maison & Objet this weekend, […]

EU-wide food labelling plans threaten fmcg initiative

The European Commission has mooted radical proposals for food labelling in an attempt to clamp down on obesity and junk food.The move could overturn recent attempts by fmcg brand owners and the Government to introduce their own designs.The EC’s plans for a simplified system for the 27-nation European Union would see designers and manufacturers required to […]

Lloyd Northover to brand Didcot

The South Oxfordshire town of Didcot is to be branded by Lloyd Northover, as part of the Government’s vision for the economic development of the area.The consultancy, which was tasked with branding Belfast last year, won a four-way unpaid creative pitch against a selection of local and international design groups. South Oxfordshire District Council set […]

Mary Rose

Designs for Mary Rose get go-ahead

Plans to produce a permanent museum attached to the Tudor warship Mary Rose are set to advance following a £21m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to complete its conservation.Designed by a collaborative team consisting of Land Design Studio and architects Wilkinson Eyre and Pringle Brandon, the visitor space will see the ship’s preserved hull […]

Coca-Cola Fanta

Coca-Cola unveils designs for Fanta

Coca-Cola is set to launch an extension of its iconic Fanta range, the packaging for which has been developed by the soft drinks giant’s global in-house design team, together with Epoch Design.

How distinctive can a logo be

Hunt on to build first true law firm brand

Corporate lawyer Addleshaw Goddard is planning to build a roster of design consultancies to create what it calls ‘the first true law firm brand in the UK’.Over the four months, AG – among the top 20 legal firms in the UK – wants to appoint up to four more design groups together with incumbents Hat […]

Greenhouse Logo

CDT designs logo for The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse, a nongovernmental organisation set up last year to promote sustainability and development, this week unveils its first identity devised by CDT Design.The brand and visual style is expected to help bolster the profile of the organisation, which is aiming to raise £25m of funding to build premises and a centre in London’s King’s […]

Laugh Now, by Banksy, 2002, which was originally commissioned for the Ocean Rooms Night Club in Brig

Selling off Street Art

As Bonhams prepares to auction a batch of urban art, Tristan Manco asks whether the big money changing hands will impact upon the genre’s roots


Landor to rebrand Cobra beer

Cobra Beer has appointed Landor Associates as its new consultancy to work with the brand’s in-house team on all aspects of branding and design.Landor triumphed to win the work following a three-way paid pitch against Drink Works and Blue Marlin. Cobra had previously worked with Williams Murray Hamm.The consultancy’s first task will be to review […]

Whistles to review design

Topshop’s former brand director Jane Shepherdson is to run Whistles as chief executive, prompting speculation that design groups could be appointed imminently.Icelandic investment company Baugur has bought the chain from Mosaic Fashions, which also owns Oasis, Warehouse and Karen Millen. Shepherdson is to take a 20 per cent stake in Whistles.Shepherdson says she wants to […]

National Year of Reading...

Year of Reading prints identity

The National Year of Reading 2008, a Government-backed initiative promoting the benefits of reading for pleasure, has unveiled its visual identity, designed by Love Creative.The Department for Children, Schools and Families and the National Literacy Trust appointed the consultancy to the work following a four-way pitch.In response, Love devised a logo that focuses on the […]

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