Incoming Marks & Spencer chief executive Stuart Rose has appointed former Arcadia marketing head Steven Sharp (pictured) as director of marketing, design and store development, after the resignation last week of executive director of general merchandising Vittorio Radice. An M&S spokeswoman says Sharp ‘is reviewing all aspects of the business’. The appointment of Sharp has already prompted the resignation of marketing director Alice Avis.
Design outfit Studio Texture has led the redesign, keeping the previous Pentagram-designed logo but introducing new colours, typography and tone of voice.
The newly-established partnership hopes to create more aesthetically-pleasing solutions to COVID wayfinding in working, retail and even domestic spaces.
The Swedish design innovation lab has collaborated with several studios to create a typographic identity that is as “neutral as possible”.
This free-to-access report by Design Week in partnership with Framer is the first global survey commissioned to investigate the benefits and effectiveness of digital prototyping.