News in brief round-up

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


Blue Marlin has designed new packaging for the Saffola range of oat-based breakfast cereals. The work, which was carried out by the consultancy’s Bath studio, saw the logo slightly redrawn to take more prominence on the packs, which also feature thin golden ribbon images and  ‘bursting rays of sunshine’, according to Blue Marlin.

Blacksheep has unveiled the designs for three new branches of Jamie’s Italians, which have opened in Dubai, Singapore and Istanbul. The consultancy has worked with the restaurant chain for four years, designing branches including Birmingham and Stratford City.

Susan Caplan  packaging

The Cabinet has created an identity for jeweler Susan Caplan’s vintage jewellery collection. The new look aims to ‘represent the heritage and trust in the Susan Caplan name as well as the desirability of her products’, says The Cabinet. 

Design duo Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen are among the artists selected for this year’s Jerwood Makers Open. They have been awarded a commission of £7,500 to develop new ideas, and the finished commissions will be shown for the first time in an exhibition at Jerwood Space in London from 9 July to 31 August, before touring the UK. The other creatives selected are ceramicists Hitomi Hosono and Matthew Raw, glass artist Shelley James and FleaFollyArchitects. 

David and Oliver

Ziggurat Brands has created new branding and packaging for David and Oliver, a range of game-based foods. The logo aims to tell the story of the brand’s founders, with ‘countryside green’ that  ‘dials up the British heritage along with the iconic tweed jackets and caps’, says the consultancy.

Imagination has appointed Matthew Maxwell as digital creative director. He joins from mobile specialists Sponge where he worked on campaigns for McDonald’s, Diageo, Asda and Barclays.


HMKM has designed the interiors for German department store Breuninger’s Düsseldorf flagship, the anchor tenant within the new Libeskind mixed-use Kö-Bogen development. According to the consultancy, the concept is based on a ‘subtle Fashion Garden narrative’.

Tayburn has been appointed to work with Toshiba TEC, designing a UK-wide activation campaign around its sponsorship position with Glasgow 2014, targeting staff, resellers and corporate customers.    


Mark Studio has created new branding for youth work charity Streetlife. The new look aims to represent the idea of giving young people direction, using flexible graphic elements. The consultancy also created a new website for the charity,

Brand Remedy has rebranded City of London independent wealth manager, Saunderson House. The identity features a new colour palette and image library, and will be accompanied by a redesigned website and suite of marketing literature.

Consultancy Rubber Cheese has designed a new website for whisky and gin brand Chivas Brothers’ International Graduate Programme.  the site aims to have a ‘fresh and modern’ look and feel, according to the consultancy, with a ‘conversational and informal tone’.

Ecopod whisky

Designers Anonymous has created new label designs for limited-edition Scotch Whisky Springbank, which is given away to guests at Ecopod, a luxury eco-friendly retreat in the Scottish Highlands. The new designs feature a large Roman numeral ‘X’ and a map featuring ‘ten beautiful Scottish views’, says the consultancy.

Liverpool-based consultancy Black and Ginger has been appointed to create the branding and advertising for Memories of August 1914, one of the UK’s flagship First World War centenary cultural events, which will be staged in Liverpool this July. The event will see French artists, Royal de Luxe, stage street theatre shows with giant marionettes.

Branding and design consultancy Further has merged with London and New York-based corporate PR agency Fishburn Hedges and consumer PR agency 77 to form new agency Fishburn. The agency offers integrated corporate and consumer brand communications, with ‘planning and communications science and the creation of shareable, digital content, at its heart’, it says.

Wakefield-based consultancy Our Agency has created the identity for Sheffieldr, a Sheffield-based volunteering campaign that aims to help young people in the area. The scheme is run by Sheffield Futures.

Manchester-based consultancy Love has been appointed to create an immersive, interactive brand experience in Diageo’s Guinness Storehouse following a five-way pitch before Christmas. Work is now underway on the project with a launch date set for late spring.

Tobasgo Creative has created new branding for England Hockey, which was renamed from the England Hockey Board. The consultancy was appointed in March last year, and has worked with England Hockey on a number of projects over the last three years, including branding its business club, The 1908 Club, and a range of online, offline and event branding and collateral and their Annual Report.

42 Technology (42T) has appointed  Andy Finch as senior product designer, Andy Rhodes as a senior consultant into the consultancy’s wireless and electronic products group, and Tom Hellier as a graduate engineer.


Studio h has created a new identity and packaging design for ‘eco-minded raw food company ‘ Inspiral. The new look aims to move the range away form its ‘hippy image’, says the consultancy.

DigitasLBi has appointed Daniel Whitehead as design director. Whitehead joins from the interactive design consultancy Less Rain, where he was head of design.

Dyson Cinetic

Dyson has launched the Dyson Cinetic vacuum cleaner, which it claims is the ‘only machine with no bags, no loss of suction, and no filter fuss.’

The Creative Industries Council has launched a new website aiming to ‘promote the UK creative industry on the global stage’. The site will provide a centralized hub linking creative industry, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to co-ordinate design, film, music and other creative industry activity in the UK.


ButterflyCannon has designed the packaging for the latest release in Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range of whiskies. The designs are ‘inspired both by the beautiful vaulted cellar ceilings, and the union of the vineyards and people that together help to create this rare and special whisky’, says the consultancy.

 Illustration agency Handsome Frank has announced London-based illustrator Sarah Tanat-Jones as the winner of its new annual talent initiative, Handsome Future. Tanat-Jones’s work will be featured on the Handsome Frank site for the next 12 months, and the agency says it will will promote her to existing and new clients, help her shape her portfolio and meet with her regualury to discuss her work.

Household has redesigned the Tobacconist at 1A St James’s. The new look aims to ‘retain the authenticity and character of this iconic London Mayfair address’ while creating ‘an ultra contemporary lifestyle hang out, for customers and members to rediscover the craft and pleasure of tobacco’, says the consultancy.

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