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.
New research suggests that while businesses value the importance of design, they are less willing to involve creatives at board level. Looking at the benefits of creative decision-making, Mat
The Leeds-based restaurant has been given a new visual identity by Dutchscot, which plays on the theme of “togetherness” by combining traditional motifs from Yorkshire and Japan.
This week is national Refugee Week, a seven-day series of art, film, music and theatre events celebrating the contributions of refugees to the UK. We mark the
The publisher’s annual awards saw 2,100 design students submit book cover interpretations for Animal Farm, A Brief History of Time and Noughts & Crosses — a judging panel has whittled