News round-up 27.09.10
Ever get that horrible feeling you’re not entirely up-to-date on the world of design? Well never fear, the news round-up’s here!
The Cogs of Industry
William Grant & Sons, owners of Sailor Jerry, Hendrick’s Gin & newly-acquired Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, have established a new global marketing office as they look to build their core non-Scotch brands
Pepsi Raw, Pepsi’s natural offering, has been withdrawn. Sales in the off-trade struggled
Foster’s has launched new designs for their cans, by BrandMe. But more importantly, they’ve sponsored a new series of Alan Partridge. It will run on digital channel UK Conquest the internet from Autumn. Back of the net!
McCain is launching a £6m marketing push
M&S are the latest retailer in hot water for allegedly overstepping the invisible line between ‘following category cues’ and ‘flagrant plagiarism’ for their ‘VitaminWater’ homage, ‘Vitamin Water’
Brand Packaging comments on the consumer horrors of Too Much Choice Syndrome
… and Brand Packaging again, here on 10 packages that have made a big consumer impact
Chase is the UK’s only potato vodka… and it’s very beautiful
With unhealthy food and snacks scrambling to reinforce health and naturalness credentials to today’s diet-conscious consumer, here’s something going the other way – carrots, repackaged as junk food, by Crispin Porter + Bogusky
New designs for Charles Worthington by Cookchick
A great example of branding impacting on every element of the marketing mix here for Slice by designers Manual, with the characteristic slash of the logo cropping (excuse the pun) up in packaging, point of sale, marketing materials … the lot. See more after the jump
One consumer makes a compelling case against crowd-sourced marketing
I think I’ve probably talked enough about how cool David McCandless’s work is, but here’s a video of him talking about his infographic work
Capitalising on the England-mania started by the team’s stirring performance in the World Cup, there’s a new kit. It’s been designed by Peter Saville
Static logos are so 2009. This is the new branding for Secca, the South Eastern Centre for Contemporary Art in North Carolina
There’s a new iTunes, and you’ll notice the icon has changed too – gone is the CD, and in comes something a little more generic. It’s been the subject of a bit of a kicking online, and the ever-reliable Brand New blog explains why
Name That Brand!