News in brief round-up

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


The Tomato Stall

Designers Anonymous has rebranded The Tomato Stall, an Isle of Wight-based tomato and tomato product producer. The new branding and packaging uses a ‘rich, earthy colour palate’ and vine-inspired typography, says the consultancy. The strap-line ‘more sunshine, more taste’ has also been introduced.

Alasdair Lennox has been appointed executive creative director for EMEA at Fitch. Lennox was formerly Fitch’s creative director, and will now be responsible for the strategic creative direction for four studios and lead an international team of creative directors and design directors.

CGF banners

Beetroot has designed four banners for the Commonwealth Games Federation. These are hung from Glasgow’s City Chambers building in George Square throughout the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and each 4m piece features an image that ‘captures one of the Federation’s defining brand values – Humanity, Destiny, Equality – with a fourth to represent Legacy’, says Beetroot.

Consultancy Brash has appointed ex-Landor head of strategy James Withey as Group Head, London and Mike Dorrian as executive creative director. Dorrian joins from StartJG, where he was senior creative director.

1948 pack

Dalziel & Pow has designed the graphics and collateral for children’s cerebral palsy charity Pace’s autumn 2014 sports campaign. The work is shown on sponsorship packs marking the birth of the Paralympic movement in 1948, which use ‘fun cartoon character’ illustrations.

San Francisco consultancy Cibo has been appointed as design partner to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Cibo says it will be ‘helping to enhance the museum’s digital future for their 2016 expansion’. It is expected that a new website will launch around the end of 2015.


Taxi Studio has created new branding and packaging for alcoholic drink brand Kurko, owned by Finland’s Sinebrychoff Brewery. Kurko is a slang word for ‘King’, used  to give someone or something praise, and the new look and appeal to female and male drinkers’, says the consultancy.

Code Computerlove has created a new campaign for conservation charity The Woodland Trust, commemorating the centenary of the First World War. The Centenary Woods campaign, which includes a new microsite and direct mail, is being backed by Dame Judi Dench.

Aloof has created the new branding and website for furniture company Wales&Wales. The new site shows the company’s 30 year portfolio, using a ‘robust, unelaborated elegance’, according to Aloof.


B3 Designers has created the interiors for Peruvian restaurant Lima Floral, which is based in London’s Covent Garden. The designs aim to ‘stay true to the values of the Peruvian dining offer’, says the consultancy, ‘with strong references to nature, geometry and materials of the earth.’

Ogilvy and Mather has collaborated with to launch a Facebook campaign with digital creative agency Delete, as part of the brand’s  Travel Yourself Interesting campaign.  The app allows Facebook users to create ‘their own visually rich, info-graphic travel profile’, says Expedia.

Stowford Press

Brand On Shelf has designed new packaging for Westons Cider brand Stowford Press. ‘We simplified the design, focusing on the cider press image and introduced fresh golds and tactile finishes to increase quality perception’, says BOS creative director Andy Willingham.

Pope Wainwright has created a pop-up launch for mobile phone skins brand Goo.ey on the Technology Floor at Selfridges London. The skins can adhere phones to surfaces such as glass and Perspex to allow users to use their phones hands-free.

Deuchars Fringe

WPA Pinfold has designed the Deuchars IPA brand campaign for the Edinburgh Fringe festival, integrating Deuchars with iconography involving acts that will be taking place at the fringe such as music, art and theatre. The campaign also sees Deuchars bottles hanging from trees and chandeliers around Edinburgh and street performers including unicyclists and magicians.


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