Portland Design’s latest retail concession concept for upmarket pen manufacturer Cross made its debut in London’s Selfridges last week. The consultancy was appointed in the spring to create a concept that will be rolled out across 50 stores in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (DW 5 April). The new look moves away from the traditional ‘green leather and gold’ look in favour of ‘a more progressive brand language’ and is designed to be an open-plan shop-in-shop according to the consultancy.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.
Supple Studio has designed the copywriting company’s new branding, which incorporates quote marks in a mixture of classic and contemporary typefaces.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.