News in brief round-up

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

Lyle's Golden Syrup

Design Bridge has created limited-edition Christmas packaging for Lyle’s Golden Syrup. The designs feature holly, a Christmas pudding and a sixpence piece; with the words ‘bake, eat and be merry’ shown across the brand’s arch graphic.

Studio Hansa has created a new campaign for Newham College. The consultancy created the Meet Your Future film, which looks to show what the college can offer using a travelling cog metaphor.

MITS book

Sherry Design has created the branding and collateral for the Music Industry Trusts Award, creating a look inspired by this year’s recipient, Annie Lennox. The designs are inspired by Lennox’s ‘fascination with contradictions’, according to the consultancy, and use a palette of purple and ‘solid black type inspired by the early Eurythmics’ days’.

Cambridge-based consultancies Cambridge Industrial Design and Think Product Design have merged. The new business, which will operate as Cambridge Industrial Design, is an equal partnership between Alex Jones and Tim Evans, the managing directors of CID and TPD respectively, who will jointly lead the consultancy.

Porto Museum

Mather & Co has collaborated with MUSE Exhibitions of Lisbon, Portugal on the concept design approaches at the new FC Porto Football Club Museum.

999 Designs has created a new e-commerce site for Arran Aromatics (, a Scottish luxury toiletries producer. The image-led site is fully responsive for mobiles and tablets, with a blog, social media integration and a timeline feature showing the brand’s 25-year history.

Yau's sauces

Slice Design has created new branding and packaging for Asian sauce range Yau’s. The packs feature ‘gleaming neon tones’ and tinted varnishes says Slice Design, aiming to reference ‘the vibrant skyline of the modern Asian city’.

To The Point has been working with Croydon business improvement district in south London, creating new branding, marketing and communications materials and a new website. The new look aims to improve the positioning of Croydon BID and ‘promote the benefits the BID has already brought to the town for business owners, residents and visitors alike’, says To The Point.

Even Better With Age

Stocks Taylor Benson has created a special-edition gift box for its clients to celebrate 25 years in business. The boxes, in an edition of 1250, contain a dram of Glenfarclas 25 year old single malt whisky and a drop of complementing Cairngorms Well still water and are labelled as ‘Dram Good Design’ and ‘Well Clever Ideas since 1988’.

Consultancy Ziggurat Brands has created a series of caddies for Dragonfly tea. The dragonfly icon is shown in turquoise, placed on the caddies in ‘embossed ripples’, says the consultancy.

Smart Group Logo

Designhouse has created new branding for Smart Group, which comprises hospitality, catering and event management businesses. A new graphic device that merges the ‘s’ and ‘g’ was created to be used across the main brand and the four sub brands.

Digital consultancy Nicomon has created an app for the South London Art Map (SLAM).  The app, entitled SL(APP), shows users what art shows are on at what galleries in each of the four south London hubs – Depftord, Bankside, Bermondsey, Peckham). It also details listings and events, and geolocation capability shows the distance of the gallery or event to the user’s current location.

Cloud installation

Conran and Partners has created a cloud installation for the Independent Hotel Show in London’s VIP area, aiming to form a space which ‘nspires infinite thoughts and forms’, according to the consultancy.

MTV’s EMA music awards has collaborated with designers and artists including Lee Broom, Yinka Shonibare, D*Face, Remi Rough, Sabine Roemer and Philip Michael Wolfson to create a seres of one-off award trophies, auctioned to raise money for HIV prevention charity the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.

Matilda installation

Consultancy AKA has worked with London department store Liberty and set designer, Rob Howell to create an installation for The Royal Shakespeare Company¹s production of Roald Dahl¹s Matilda The Musical in Liberty¹s Central Atrium. The installation consists of a giant satchel with brightly coloured lettered tiles exploding from within.

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