Archive for September, 2008

Lovable Branding

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

One cannot fail to enjoy the fun and timeless design of Pathe. Evoking memories of childhood Pink Panther films. Pathe has embraced the 21st Century, and it shows.

Brand Infringement

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

On my travels it is always fun to see which (usually) independent outlet is profiting from the brand equity of a known name. While attending a meeting over summer in north London, a Ferrari style logo was spotted on the publicity boards of a local land agent. Here is an ...

200 years and counting

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Phillips is one of the older London auction houses. Now Phillips, de Pury & Company; the last few years have been a little chequered. A recent move to Victoria and initiatives like Saturday @ Phillips, with cappucinos and music, are seeing a firm orientation and a younger crowd. The brand has been ...

Barnum Style

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Simple, but fun. It does what it says on the tin.

Welcome to the UK

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

On arriving this week at London City Airport, a friendly DLR ticket inspector was there to catch people (probably foreign) who they had managed to trick in to boarding a train with no ticket. It is very easy at this station. Don't you just love the way foreigners, and likely ...

Ikea Phenomena

Monday, September 8th, 2008

This is Ikea near Lausanne this morning. 0958 on a Monday morning, and people are queing to get in the store Why is Ikea so popular? While the days of us driving to the first Ikea outposts in the UK, as far as Warrington and Gateshead may be over, we cannot ...