News in brief round-up

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

Just Enough

The Pearlfisher New York office has designed the branding and packaging for new single-serve dessert brand Just Enough of a (Very) Good Thing. The designs are ‘purposefully light, imaginative and ingredient focused’, says the consultancy.

Carnegie Orr has appointed former Design Council head of sustainability and innovation Neil Gilbert as head of digital and sustainability, and Carly Mercer as head of growth and development. Mercer will be responsible for driving new business and raising the profile of the agency.

FiftyThree Pencil

 App development brand FiftyThree has launched its Pencil hardware device, which works with its Paper app. Used together, people can draw, write and design on iPads, and send the results to others. Features include the ability to erase and blend, and a new feature allows variation on the line drawn depending on surface pressure. 

Portland has appointed Isabella Leone (formerly of The Buchan Group) as head of its developments team. She will be working on airports, shopping centres and mixed-use commercial strategy and masterplanning projects.


Consultancy Space has created an experiential campaign for the Nivea Cellular Anti-Age range. The Face Facts Boutique – a 360 degree experiential stand that houses a skin consultation room – lets consumers engage with products, talk to skin experts and answer anti-aging queries.

Cherry Good

Bristol-based consultancy Mango Consulting has worked with the Refresco Gerber marketing team to create new branding and packaging for Cherry Good juice drink. The new designs aim to be more legible and create greater on-shelf standout.

Laplace architects have designed new galleries for Hauser & Wirth’s new Somerset space, which opened this week. The branding of the space draws on the current Hauser & Wirth look and feel. The galleries debut shows are by Piet Oudolf and Phyllida Barlow.

Jamie Oliver

Stocks Taylor Benson has designed the packaging for Jamie Oliver’s new Ready to Eat pulses and grains. According to the consultancy, the packs use ‘with a mix of loose hand drawn illustrations, photography and punchy copy’. The range, owned by Fiddes Payne, launches with six products.

Event Communications has been appointed to develop the masterplan for Glasgow’s Burrell Collection museum. The displays include work by artists such as Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art and Ancient Civilizations.

Toureen logo

Falcon has created a new brand identity for construction company, Toureen Group (previously Toureen Mangan). The design unifies the four divisions within the group and is being rolled out over the next few months. The previous colour palette has been updated for ‘a fresher, more natural feel’, referencing the  company’s Irish roots, says Falcon.

Three Bears Theory has created a ‘recap’ animation or the World Cup Final, which it syas its ‘for those who missed it’. The studio explains, ‘if you didn’t care enough for it, this short animation will certainly put a smile on your face.’ You can watch the animation here

Sebastian Andersson, The worst days need the best soundtracks

Swedish design student Sebastian Andersson has won music streaming service Spotify’s #NowFeeling global contest which ran on creative collaboration social media platform Talenthouse with his illustration, The worst days need the best soundtracks. The competition invited artists, filmmakers and designers to create a piece of work that conveys how music makes them feel.

Sheffield Print Fair, which launched last year is making a call for printmakers and artists to take part for this year’s edition, taking place in November. For more information click here.

Eye Contact

Source: Credit Wellcome Library London

Artist Peter Hudson has worked with engineer Thaddeus Robertson to create the Eye Contact window installation at the Wellcome Collection in London. The piece uses almost 6,000 electrical connections – all of which were plugged in manually,

The winners of the 2014 Creative Conscience Awards have been announced. The awards were founded by Illumination  (previously LFH) creative director Chrissy Levett, and were judged by Sir Quentin Blake, Sir Jonathon Porritt, Sebastian Conran, Michael Wolff, Wayne Hemingway and Jaguar’s head of design Ian Callum.  The full list of winners including Silver, bronze and highly commended entries can be found here

Siegel + Gale has rebranded Network Hardware Resale (provider of pre-owned and new-surplus networking equipment and services solutions) as Curvature. The new logo connects the ‘V’ and ‘A’ of the name, ‘symbolising a forward thinking, game changing approach to IT’, says the consultancy.

Berkshire-based consultancy Beyond has been appointed by Weight Watchers to design its 2015 Membership Pack. According to the consultancy, the new look will mark ‘a new approach to the movement’.

Drygate Brewing Co

Graven Images has designed the interiors for Glasgow-based ‘experiential craft brewery’ Drygate Brewing Co. The 1960s two-storey warehouse comprises a restaurant, bar, roof terrace, events/gallery space, and ‘Studio Kit’ area where visitors can have a go at brewing their own beer. The interiors use a ‘refined industrial aesthetic’, says Graven Images, with materials  ‘focused on interplay between inherited fragments of the building’s previous lives and refined use of an industrial but warm palette.’

Consultancy BDA Creative is closing. Original founder Bruce Dunlop left in 2012, and has since launched creative agency Dunlop Goodrich.

HGA Creative has appointed Steve Hartley, previously head of creative services at Liverpool FC has joined as head of creative across the consultancy’s events, design, film and video and digital businesses. Laura Bailey joins as senior event producer; and Sophie Parkinson takes on the newly created role of head of event development.

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