News in brief round-up

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

Belhaven beer

Ziggurat Brands has redbranded Scottish craft beer range Belhaven, aiming to create a new look that ‘conveys Scottishness without the clichés’. The new look uses a graphic of the maltings’ chimneys on the labels, forming a crest-like image that references the brand’s heritage.

Consultancies Critical Mass London and Agency Republic have merged, and the new group will be known solely as Critical Mass.


Brand Image has created the branding and packaging for French men’s skincare range Lierac Homme. The packaging uses ‘masculine colours and an understated high-tech structure in black and silver’, according to the consultancy.  

Bristol-based Taxi Studio has appointed Steve Burden as creative director. Burden has previously worked with consultancies including WPP, Fitch and Interbrand.

Making Music badges

Cog has designed a new campaign for Making Music, a membership organisation for those working in the voluntary music-making sector. The look and feel aims to ‘convey messages of simplicity’ while listing the benefits of joining the organisaion, according to Cog.

Spring has created a new website for Suffolk.Features include and interactive Suffolk map, and site visitors can filter their search according to their interests, shuffle content for fresh new inspiration and see where Suffolk appears across the world through the #ifoundsuffolk content theme.

The Design Museum has announced that Zdeněk Bakala, Czech-born businessman, investor and philanthropist, has joined its Board of Trustees. in 2007 Bakala  founded the Zdeněk Bakala Foundation, which provides scholarships at worldwide universities to talented Czech students, and is a partner of DOX – the Centre for Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Prague.

Your Amazing Family Circus

Translated Digital has launched the Your Amazing Family Circus children’s book app. The app uses custom photo-filters to allow children to make family members’ faces part of an illustrated circus story.

Leeds-based consultancy Harris Construction Management Interiors (HCMI) has designed the Burger & Lobster restaurant interiors for London department store Harvey Nichols. According to HCMI, the restaurant features the UK’s largest lobster tank.

Primark workout campaign

The One Off has designed Primark’s Workout campaign, shown in store windows, point of sale materials and videos. According to the consultancy, the campaign video ‘embraces a sense of mental ability’.

ATTIK has been appointed by luxury fashion brand Beulah London to develop a new visual identity that reflects the brand’s promise luxury ‘fashion with a heart’, according to the consultancy.  The new identity is expected to launch this autumn.


DewGibbons + Partners has created the packaging for the Kallista range of hand care products, with designs featuring a ‘K’-based graphic and ‘unisex colour palettte’, says the consultancy. Named after the Greek word for ‘most beautiful’, the range of hand creams is designed to provide solutions for the specific needs of hairdressers.

Nigella Lawson-fronted cooking show The Taste has launched a Twitter app designed by Manchester-based consultancy Corporation Pop. The app tracks ‘twitter buzz’ for each contestant and displays adjectives tweeted about each contestant on a per-contestant basis. A ‘hot or not’ meter shows whether the general sentiment is positive or negative.

The Eighty-Eight

Do Good Things has designed The Eighty-Eight, a new magazine which contains essays, stories and pictures curated by musician and broadcaster Jamie Cullum.

Coley Porter Bell has appointed Andy Porteous  as a non-executive director after 26 years at Unilever, and Georgina Goude joins as head of client services from Wolff Olins, where she was a business director.


Dragon Rouge has designed new branding for organic baby food range Organix. The new look featured updates product photography and the back of packs show ‘inquistive little people happily exploring the outdoors’, says the consultancy.


AdamBDesign has created the identity for Challenge, a series of events from educational charity Teach First. The events include runs, treks and cycles aimed at raising money for the cause.

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