Gameboy is growing up this spring. In an attempt to appeal to more style-conscious consumers who value design ‘as highly as technological sophistication’, the company is launching a sleek, flip-top version of the handheld computer console, available across Europe in three premium metallic finishes – silver, black and blue – from 28 March. The Gameboy Advance SP, designed by Satoru Okada and Ken’ichi Sugino of Nintendo’s research and engineering division, is ‘a truly pocket-sized gadget’, the company claims, with ‘svelte’ dimensions. Its battery can be charged like a mobile phone.
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Designs by Paq incorporate bright sundial-inspired type contrasted with bold photography to show the “spirit and fun” of the monthly event.
Cult instrument the Electronium was designed by Motown’s Raymond Scott 60 years ago but was never realised, until now
Fake news, doctoring photographs, and the themes of perception and reality are all reflected in the title sequence of a new Channel 4 drama.