The week in design

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Rodney Fitch

1. Professor Rodney Fitch, who founded design consultancy Fitch and was one of the giants of the UK design scene, has died.

2. Purple Creative has overhauled the Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand, creating a new identity, colour system and brand expressions.

3. Children’s charity the NSPCC has launched a new identity, which replaces its previous “Full Stop” positioning and aims to highlight the work carried out the by the organisation.

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Image of the week

There are some lovely illustrations by Ian McDonnell in this Field Guide to East London Wildlife.

Quote of the week


“In the 1980s, as President of the CSD, Rodney negotiated a seemingly impossible deal with an irate bank over the society’s purchase of its Bedford Square building. He announced his success at a CSD council meeting which I attended, and when asked how on earth he’d managed it, he replied, ‘With a sparkling eye and a winsome smile.’” Brian Minards is among those paying tribute to Rodney Fitch, who died this week.

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Our sister title Marketing Week has a rather swish new website.

Design stories in the national press

The Guardian takes a look at a vast collection of Victorian 3d photos donated to Tate by Queen guitarist Brian May.

In his Germany: Memories of a Nation series for BBC Radio 4, Neil McGregor turns his attention to artist Albrecht Dürer.

CNN takes an in-depth look at Cape Town, World Design Capital for 2014.

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