October 2008 Online


Westfield London branded ‘a missed opportunity’

The newly opened £1.7bn Westfield London shopping centre has been labelled ‘a missed opportunity’ by a branding consultancy.Siegel & Gale managing director Fred Burt, who attended the launch yesterday, says, ‘It’s the Westfield London brand itself that left us most disappointed. There’s a balance to be found, and Westfield, of course, needs to play second […]

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Cravens creates The Alnwick Garden website

Cravens has designed a new website for Northumberland tourist attraction The Alnwick Garden.The Alnwick Garden, best known for its Poison Garden, which features a variety of dangerous plants, appointed the Newcastle-based group three years ago to work on its brand image and local marketing campaign.The new site launches today, and its main interactive feature allows […]

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Beef creates websites for Theatre Bristol

Digital consultancy Beef has designed a website for Theatre Bristol, and will be rolling out six sites across the South West for the company, which is looking to develop the theatre industry in the area.Beef was appointed directly in July to design the Theatre Bristol site www.theatrebristol.net, and was briefed to provide a management system […]

Neo Creative designs Greenpeace annual report

Brighton-based consultancy Neo Creative has designed Greenpeace’s annual report.The group has previously designed a number of reports for the environmental charity, including False Hope – Why Carbon Storage Won’t Save the Climate, and Ten Easy Steps to Cut Car Emissions.Nick Christophorou, managing director of Neo Creative, says, ‘We are specialists in the environmental, social and […]

WPP reports slow growth for Q3

Communications giant WPP has published its financial results for quarter three, showing that overall growth across all sectors has fallen below expectation.

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Deutsche Börse shortlist unveiled

The Photographers’ Gallery has unveiled the shortlist for the 2009 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.The four shortlisted artists are British photographer Paul Graham, Palestine-born Emily Jacir, and US artists Tod Papageorge and Taryn Simon.Graham has been nominated for his publication A Shimmer of Possibility; Jacir for her installation A Material for Film; Papageorge for his exhibition […]

Sky Creative makes seven redundancies

Broadcaster Sky has axed a design director, a creative director and five designers from its in-house team Sky Creative, with further redundancies rumoured to be in the pipeline.The designers left Sky last month, following a two-month consultation period, ordered as a result of the broadcaster’s June budget review.Four creative directors, including Sky One creative director […]

Royal Parks creates first-ever roster

The Royal Parks is putting together its first-ever marketing services roster, which will draw on a range of external design skills.The organisation is an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and administers eight London parks, including Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Richmond Park. This week it is sifting through more […]

Design teams unveil Curve Theatre

Leicester’s £60m Curve Theatre, designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and branded by Morning Design, opens this week after more than six years of design and development.The theatre, with 750- and 350-seat auditoriums, is based on an ‘inside-out’ inter active concept which aims to draw audiences into perfor mances.Steel walls that separate the stage and the […]

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