Monthly Archives: May 2009

After Thirty years the Roper Rhodes marque has changed. In February Ice House Design was appointed by the UK’s leading supplier of Bathroom accessories and furniture, to develop their visual identity and be involved with it’s application across all communication channels. Including print, web, signage, stationery etc. Visual identity guidelines have been created to ensure consistency and coherence throughout and have been delivered this month.




After a 3 way pitch, Ice House Design have been appointed to design and produce the exhibition to celebrate the avenue of Beech trees located between Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum. It consisted of 731 trees and was planted by William John Bankes in 1835.  The exhibition will be at Kingston Lacy from September and then travel to other sites. This landmark is hugely significant in Dorset though sadly the avenue is reaching the end of it’s natural life and is suffering from the effects of climate change. The exhibition will share peoples memories of the avenue and show how the National Trust is managing the process.

The Bruton Museum organises monthly talks given by local people with a special and specific interest. Because of the frequency of the events there must be a coherence and consistency with the design while each poster being obviously different. Continuity is achieved through use of colour (or lack of it), typography, composition and the very graphic illustrative style. Discernible difference is created entirely by the simple, bold and dominating image depicted.

We will be launching our kompany kayak© later this month. Our studio backs onto the River Avon and when work permits, we get paddling. If any of our clients would like to give us a brief up river at the Bathampton Mill there’s plenty of parking – for boats.Kompany Kayak

Ice House Design have been appointed to create internal interpretation at the National Trust’s Kingston Lacy property.

The project concerns the wonderful Red Devon cattle that are reared within the grounds. The animals can be seen in the fields and eaten in the restaurant. About as locally sourced produce as you can get.

Red Devons