Weekly News Bulletin 07.09.12

07.09.12

From ‘feminine pens’ to curated Indian typography, it’s all here in this week’s Weekly News Bulletin.

Cogs of Industry

Traffic lights are go!
Traffic lights are go!

It’s a green light for the traffic light system after Lidl and Aldi joined Tesco in introducing the system already used by Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda. The change signals the end of the long debate over the most effective way of presenting nutritional information on pack. We at TBP Towers take particular delight in searching out the elusive ‘all red’ traffic light pie: custard slices get close…


Commentary Corner

Bic
Bic ‘For Her’

Ladies: are you struggling with your overly-masculine pen? Well fear no more, as Bic has introduced the ‘For Her’ biro. Unsurprisingly, the product has provoked a vitriolic reaction, including a barrage of outstanding sarcasm on the Amazon product reviews. The New Statesman wonder how Bic got it all so very wrong…


Pretty Packaging

Down the Rabbit Hole
Down the Rabbit Hole

If there is one more anniversary we don’t mind celebrating this year it is Jack Daniels’ 120th. This anniversary edition of the iconic bottle draws inspiration from Mr. Jack’s favourite watering hole, The White Rabbit. All in all, we think it would be rude not to have a glass…


And finally…

Curating Tradition
Curating Tradition

Hand-painted street signs have long since disappeared from the average UK high street, a fate that awaits most developing countries. One of these is India, where artisan detail is now frequently dropped in favour of a more consistent, but less characterful, street sign. Thus the Handpainted Type project has been set up to collect, curate and preserve the work of street painters to ensure the beautiful typefaces are not lost in the sands of time.


Name That Brand

And finally – it’s that section where we crop a well known brand’s mark via the dark arts of Photoshop, and invite you to guess it. Here’s this week’s…

Name that Brand
Name that Brand

Reckon you know it? Then let us know on Twitter. And if this doesn’t quench your quiz thirst, play our full game right here.

Last week’s was London commuters’ favourite newspaper: The Metro.

Until next week…