Oki-ni opens its first concept store in London in September with interiors by 6A and an identity by Fuel. Oki-ni, which means thank you in Japanese Osaka dialect, will be selling limited edition items from brands such as Evisu, Fake London, Levi’s and Adidas. The interiors have been designed with none of the conventional retail landmarks. Materials used are felt, recycled timber and stove-enamelled steel.
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Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.