SHH Architects & Design Consultants has had some strange requests in its time – a merchandising unit for fake moustaches being one of them – but nothing prepared it for the gold-plated dildo order. The group received a number of calls of an altogether more anatomical nature than normal, thanks to a cock up in the London Evening Standard, which printed SHH’s telephone number in an ad for Sh! Ladies’ Exotic Emporium. Apparently, the ‘how to strip’ evening classes were also popular, but so far managing director Graham Harris has resisted the urge to bare his all.
The move aims to create a new agency model, according to the marketing group, specifically designed to help brands in a “dynamic media environment”.
Two immersive installations at Amy: Beyond the Stage from set designer Chiara Stephenson seek to show a different side of the troubled singer.
As the year draws to a close, here is our pick of festive and not-so-festive design events that are not to be missed in December.
Illustration-led puzzle companies speak with us about how they have capitalised on a market which has been supercharged by pandemic lockdowns and a desire to “switch off”.