November 2006 Online

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Animators tackle child poverty

BBC Newsround has collaborated with five creative consultancies to create a one-off, special edition documentary that uses animation to highlight different aspects of child poverty in the UK.The BBC appointed animation and design groups Bold Creative, Blue-Zoo, Slinky Pictures, Trunk and Arthur Cox, to create illustrations for the Wrong Trainers project, which tells the stories […]


Imagination picks Landén

Imagination Scandinavia has appointed Staffan Landén, founder of Landén Communications in Stockholm, to the new position of general manager for its Stockholm office.As well as developing the Stockholm office, Landén will also work with the other nine offices that make up Imagination’s global network. Landén has more than ten years’ experience in marketing, branding and […]


News in Pictures

Steve Lidbury Design has created the interiors for Japanese fashion designer Sunao Kuwahara’s new flagship store in Harajukum, Tokyo.

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Leicestershire sees £250k cash injection for design

Leicestershire’s design community is to receive a shot in the arm, thanks to a £250 000 project that has received the go-ahead from the East Midlands Development Agency.The three-year Design Leicestershire programme is understood to be the first of its scale undertaken by a Regional Development Agency specifically targeting the creative industries. It aims to […]


Land Design plans V&A couture show

The Victoria & Albert Museum has this week signed off creative concepts for the design of its 2007 autumn blockbuster on haute couture, created by Land Design Studio.

WMH scores double in survey

Williams Murray Hamm dominates Design Week’s Creative Survey, published tomorrow. It tops the chart for all award wins for a second year running and heads the Effectiveness charts, toppling last year’s leader Wolff Olins.The All Awards chart is based on consultancies’ wins across a number of high-profile awards schemes, while the Effectiveness table is compiled […]

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BR&Me wins at DBA Awards

Last night’s Design Effectiveness Awards held in London saw BR&Me scoop the annual prize-giving ceremony’s Grand Prix award for its Foster’s lager brand packaging.

Fitch snaps up M&S café task

Marks & Spencer is launching its first standalone café concept, M&S Kitchen, with a brand identity and store design by Fitch, it has emerged this week.

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Samsung courts UK groups to review product strategy

Korean electronics giant Samsung is reviewing its global product design strategy and is likely to appoint UK design groups for the job, Design Week can exclusively reveal.Executives at Samsung held meetings with three design teams at its Seoul headquarters last week. Enterprise IG, Seymour Powell and The Partners – which is pitching in collaboration with […]

Brand Environment to revamp Allied Irish Bank

Brand Environment is to revamp the Allied Irish Bank brand, it emerged this week, with the new look scheduled to launch in mid-2007. The group’s work includes updating all communications material, including in-branch merchandising and signage. Brand elements ranging from typeface to visual strategy, tone of voice and colour palettes will be reviewed. Branches will […]

Times redesign

Neville Brody updates The Times for Web-savvy public

The Times launches its new-look paper this week with a low-key redesign by Neville Brody’s Research Studios that features a bespoke font and subtle visual changes.A new typeface – Times Modern – has been applied to headlines and all text above the body copy of the paper. Its body text font remains unchanged. The Times […]

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20/20 Applies animal magic to Pets At Home store design

Retail specialist 20/20 has overhauled the store design and brand communications for Pets At Home, as the company continues to expand its national and international presence. Investment in the brand follows the acquisition of Pets At Home by European private equity group Bridgepoint in 2004. 20/20, which has an existing relationship with Bridgepoint, was brought […]

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