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ManvsMachine acquired by WPP group branding agency Landor


Branding behemoth Landor, part of the WPP family of agencies, has acquired a majority stake in motion design studio ManvsMachine. According to Landor, the move is the next step in an ongoing drive to “ broaden its creative capabilities.” Tim Swift, ManvsMachine co-founder, adds: “This powerful partnership will help build on our success by giving us the scale and breadth of capabilities to take on exciting new international opportunities whilst continuing to produce award-winning work for clients we love. It also gives us access to a truly global network with all the advantages this can offer our clients.”

ManvsMachine was founded in 2007 by designers Mike Alderson and Tim Swift. Recent projects have included the bonkers ITV2 rebrand and the stunning idents and branding for Film4, created in late 2014.