News in brief round-up

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

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Echo has created new origami-inspired SIM packs for mobile network giffgaff. The packs aim to be both ‘functional and engaging’, according to Echo, and to reinforce the brand’s word-of-mouth ‘sharing’ ethos and tone-of-voice.

Gordon’s Castle in Scotland has appointed The Plant to create new branding, which will be used across a future product range created in the castle grounds. This will include produce created from items grown within the castle’s walled gardens. The branding will also be used across other communications relating to the castle, which offers hotel rooms, event and wedding rooms and salmon fishing.


Thomas Manss & Company has designed the identity for the  Queen Art & Image exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, which opened this week. The consultancy worked across the campaign, the   catalogue and all the merchandising for the exhibition, which explores the  relationship between the portraits taken and the public perception of  the monarch.

Smith & Milton has been appointed by Econsutlancy as its creative agency. It is tasked with developing the brand and helping with its international expansion. Smith & Milton will work from both its London and Bristol offices on the work.

The Design Museum has opened registration for its Design Ventura enterprise and design project. Now in its second year, Design Ventura challenges children in years 9, 10 and 11 (ages 13-16 years old) to work to a design brief to create a product to be sold in the Design Museum shop. The project will go live for students in September. See last year’s winners here. For more information visit

Radnor Hills

Matthew Mills Graphic Design has designed the packaging for Radnor Hills Water’s new premium glass range of heartsease water. The designs are used across bot the still and sparkling variants.


Consultancy Monitor has redesigned the identity and website for alcoholic drinks company Intercontinental Brands (ICB). The new branding aims to embody ‘fun, boldness and energy’, according to Monitor, using bright colours and bold lettering to appeal to the brands target audience of 18-25 year olds.


Lydia Thornley has created the annual report for London-based social enterprise Walworth Garden Farm. The report marks the farm’s 25th anniversary and also celebrates a visit from the Duchess of Cornwall.

Farrow Creative has designed a new identity for fabrics brand Blendworth. The consultancy says the new identity is based on the brand values of authentic, British and contemporary.

Guy Lambert

Williams Murray Hamm has appointed Guy Lambert as planning director. Lambert was formerly at WPP Group where he was global planning director for Vodafone. The newly formed role will see Lambert head up planning at WMH.

Roland Boal


Roland Boal has been appointed to head up Priestman Goode’s office in Qingdao, China. Boal, who has formerly worked for Tangerine and ERA Studio, has been appointed to develop Priestman Goode’s presence in the country.

Cog has created the campaign for the British Library’s exhibition Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands. The campaign marries literary quotes with images in a way that alludes to the exhibition’s theme of the relationship between landscape and literature.

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