Thursday, September 25, 2008


An interesting and intriguing read. The case studies are compelling. A must read for all designers.
I loved the gallery as well. Am excited as I have also show cased many of the designs featured in the book.

Special Thanks
Megan Auid-Wright

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Before Grain

love the pet food designs.
Designed by: 29 agency
thanks to blake knight for the designs

OLW potato chips

Designed by: Identity works, Sweden
Thanks to Adam Dahlstedt for mailing the jpgs

Monday, May 05, 2008


this is for David Shot. Japanese designs.
Designed by: Stockholm design labs


designed by: O&M Delhi

ikea foods

Designed by: stockholm design lab

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

what do u want?

This is tour chance to let me know what you like, what you want to see on this blog. Go ahead, drop in a line or two.


Monday, March 31, 2008

latest news

1Pointsize wins Pepper ’08 honour
Our Bureau KOCHI
1 POINT Size Chennai has won the agency of the year award in the
second edition of Pepper 2008, the annual creative award competition of
Advertising Club of Cochin. TBWA India was the runner-up. Malayala Manorama won the advertiser of the year award. Ananda Narayan and Payal Shah won the
copywriter and art director of the year awards respectively. Pepper 2008, the annual creative awards competition of the club, open for agencies from all over south India, received overwhelming response with over 600 entries from 55 agencies vying for the honours. The awards were presented in a glittering function held in Kochi. Out of the 600 entries, 62 were selected under various categories of the competition. Further, 27 were selected for finals."

For more details please click on the links below.

(page 6)

Saturday, March 22, 2008


next update on April 5.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Asda Chocolates

Designed by: Elmwood.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


Designed by: Pentagram.

Monday, March 03, 2008


Designed by: Turner Duckworth

Waitrose Honey

Witty "E"
Shortlisted at Design Week Awards 2008
Designed by: Turner Duckworth

Monday, February 25, 2008

Selfridges - own brand products

Designed by: R Design, UK.

Selfridges - drinks

Designed by: R Design, UK.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

belvoir fruit farms

Designed by: Big Fish, UK.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Interview - Peter Allen, Brand Development Director, Turner Duckworth.

What is Turner Duckworth's philosophy?

Our approach to design is defined by three elements: clarity, simplicity and emotion. First, our work must generate a genuine emotional response from consumers. We want to engage peoples’ hearts as well as their minds. Second, although simplicity is probably an overused buzzword these days, we truly believe that our work should contain nothing that doesn’t serve a specific purpose. If you strip away all the visual clutter and extraneous elements, you can communicate what truly makes a brand special much more effectively. Third, clarity means thoughtfully, rigorously and beautifully crafting every detail.

I think that our philosophy and approach is highly differentiated as well. We’ve stayed true to our passion and what we do best: creating and designing consumer brand identities and packaging. We know who we are. But of equal importance, we know who we’re not. We don’t claim to be, or want to be for that matter, an “integrated” or “multidisciplinary” shop that offers / promises clients everything in the marketing mix. We want to do great brand design, period. Our clients find our approach refreshing, and I think it’s big reason so many companies want to work with us.

Is there a "Turner Duckworth" style?

No, we don’t have a house style. If you look at our portfolio of work over the last 15 years, you’ll see that our designs reflect the spirit and personality of the brands, not ours.

What is the Turner Duckworth design process?

Our process is rigorous but flexible. We value our intuitions and perceptions as highly, if not more so, than research data or focus group feedback. We believe that every brand has a unique story or distinct personality. We don’t stop until we uncover a point of clarity that captures and expresses a brand’s raison d’etre.

One incredibly important factor in identifying and articulating a brand’s point of clarity is that our London and San Francisco studios collaborate on every project. Work flows freely between each, so our clients get a rich and nuanced perspective from both sides of the Atlantic. It’s a nice blend of “American pragmatism meets English irony”.

We also conduct weekly ‘distant crits’, where each studio reviews the other’s work with no punches pulled. We don’t talk about non-design issues like client budgets or deadlines or internal politics. The focus is design, and design only. Each office serves as the other’s conscience and it inspires better work because we still want to impress each other.

In 2001 TD was about a 15 member team. Today is there a large team working in both the offices? And how big is the creative department?

As February 2008, we have 29 people total on staff: 17 in our San Francisco studio and 12 in our London Studio. In San Francisco, our creative team comprises 11 designers, two production designers, and one design intern. In London, our creative team comprises six designers and two production designers.

After winning over 200 international design awards what is the TD reaction towards awards? Is it still as exciting or has it become a norm to win?

We’re excited when our work wins awards. We never get tired of it. It’s always extremely gratifying and fulfilling to be recognized by our peers in the industry, and it’s a wonderful testament to the talent of our London and San Francisco creative teams.

How does it feel to stand in the supermarket and watch someone put down another product and pick a TD designed product?

It still feels great. Every firm and every designer likes to know that their work is appreciated, and we’re no different. At the end of the day, what we do is all about enticing consumers to buy the products that we’ve designed. When you see it happen in the store, it’s fun, rewarding and motivating.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where did you start? Your schooling? Your experiences?

After earning a B.A. in journalism at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, I began my career as a newspaper reporter in New Jersey and Connecticut. I quickly learned that I wasn’t suited to be an ink-stained wretch, and I switched to what my former reporter colleagues would call the “dark side”, working in public relations. I joined the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in Washington, DC as Director of Communications.

After five years in DC, I moved to San Francisco and joined Landor Associates, where I served as Head of Worldwide Marketing Communications for five years. I left Landor in 1998 to start my own branding / marketing consulting business, which I ran for six years until 2004.

In March 2004, I moved to New York with my wife Heather – a graphic designer who I met when we were both working at Landor – and I joined Siegel+Gale as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

In May 2006, we moved back to San Francisco. I joined Turner Duckworth for a few reasons. Having worked at the big, holding-company owned branding agencies like Landor (WPP) and Siegel+Gale (Omnicom), I was looking for a smaller, independent and creatively driven firm where I could make a significant impact on the agency’s success. My wife Heather has long admired Turner Duckworth’s work and she suggested that I contact them. Serendipity ensued, and here I am.

How did you decide that Brand Strategy was what you wanted to do?

I never really “decided” that I wanted to be a brand strategist. It became one of the skills that I’ve been fortunate enough to learn and improve upon over the last 15 years. But I enjoy all aspects of the design and branding business, not just strategy, and I consider myself more of a hybrid marketing / branding / communications / business development person than a brand strategist.

What kind of relationships do you share with the creative teams?

Many people are surprised to learn that we have “only” 29 people in two studios, given that we work with many big brands like Coke, Motorola, Waitrose and But we’re a small, close-knit company that thrives on collaboration. The creative teams work intimately with our client services people.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

dzinbites in dubai

shall be back on feb 15.