March 2009 Online


UK CEO Rune Gustafson to leave Interbrand

Interbrand UK chief executive Rune Gustafson is leaving the consultancy.Gustafson, who joined from Lippincott Mercer in 2007, describes his departure as ‘very amicable’ and based on ‘differences of opinion on how the business is moving forward’.He will be replaced by Graham Hales, former chief communications officer at Interbrand Group, who will become managing director.Hales, who […]

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G20 should spark sustainable design, says minister

The G20 Summit in London should mark the start of the UK’s leadership in sustainable design, according to Trade Minister Mervyn Davies.Davies was speaking exclusively to Design Week at last night’s launch of UK Trade & Investment’s creative industries promotional film Love & Money: 50 Years of Creative Britain.He says, ‘This year’s G20 meeting will […]

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Antidote and Digit cook up The Big Lunch

Antidote and Digit have joined forces to promote The Big Lunch, a nationwide street party organised by the Eden Project aimed at fostering greater community spirit.The nationwide event – scheduled for 19 July – aims to bring the UK population together, by inviting them to sit down and eat lunch in their street. London brand […]

Hamburg aircraft interiors expo kicks off

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2009 opens today in Hamburg.This year’s show will feature two new zones, focusing on inflight entertainment and inflight services, which includes tableware, cutlery and food and beverage packaging. Both these areas are becoming more popular with exhibitors, according to the show’s organisers, Reed Exhibitions.Also on show will be James Park Associates’ new […]

Interbrand works on Ecover branding

Interbrand is working on a large-scale branding brief for ecological cleaning product firm Ecover.The consultancy was appointed following a three-way pitch towards the end of last year, according to an Interbrand spokeswoman.However, the spokeswoman says she is unable to provide details of the work, other than that it will be an initiative to help ‘maximise […]


International Herald Tribune unveils redesign

The International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times, has unveiled a new look.The redesign has been created by a joint IHT/NYT design team, led by Tom Bodkin, assistant editor and design director of the NYT.A new masthead has been unveiled, with the word ‘International’ given more prominence, and a new version […]


Wildlife Design Competition shortlist announced

Eight designs have been shortlisted in the Wildlife Design Competition, run by Holbeck Urban Village in Leeds. Architects, artists and designers were asked to create animal habitats suitable for wildlife as part of the inner-city regeneration project. The shortlisted entries are: The ‘Bat Boat’, which recycles an old timber canal boat as a timber cavern […]

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