News in brief round-up

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

Barts Square

Consultancy Me&Dave has created the branding for new property development Barts Square. The consultancy was appointed to the project in 2011, and construction on the £250 million development will begin in 2015.

WPP-owned consultancy Brand Union has acquired 60 per cent of design consultancy and architects Epigram in Brazil.

Victoria's rhubarb gin

Bluemarlin has designed the packaging for new Warner Edwards product Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin, which will be sold exclusively at Fortnum & Masons. The designs are inspired by the first adhesive postal stamp the Penny Black from 1840, which features the profile of Queen Victoria. The consultancy has also just announced the appointemtn of Lisa McWillian as general manager of its London office.

Webb deVlam has appointed Giles Darwin as client services director.

Monty Bojangles

Springetts has designed new packaging for chocolate truffles range Monty Bojangles. The designs used across the six products in the range show designs inspired by Victorian etchings and botanical drawings.

Digital consultancy Foolproof has been appointed to work with Sage on a number of user experience initiatives across its digital channels.

Celebrate Focus

Illustrator Mr Bingo has worked on a campaign for the new Ford Focus. The #CelebrateFocus campaign uses a film that asked drivers to share their stories about the Ford Focus, which were then drawn out by Mr Bingo. Illustrator Timothy Goodman also worked on the project, doodling the best stories directly onto a Focus. Matt Cridland was the creative director. While Kenneth Johnston was the senior designer.

Magic tv

Music TV network Box TV has created new branding for music television channel Magic TV. The new logo, idents and on-screen presentation aim to “inject more fun into the existing creative”, according to Magic TV. Idents show scenes that the brand says capture “uplifting moments”, such as “a shopping spree, a night on the dance floor or a plush lounger by a pool”.


Edge Design has created a new identity for architects Stockwool, renaming the practice form its former Stock Woolstencroft. The rebrand marks the practice’s 25th birthday.

Amlin Aguri

Pangaea has created the livery designs for the Amlin Aguri Formula E Team ahead of the race in Beijing. The designs aim to “showcase Formula E as a new and forward thinking racing series”, says Amlin Aguri commercial director Ferry Spijkerman.

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