Sony Ericsson’s first retail store opened last night on Kensington High Street in London. The 360m2 store, designed by Checkland Kindleysides, includes plasma screen window displays with a changing facia. It also features an ‘infinity’ bar – a sculpted bar running the length of the store – and a lounge area, with a curved black wall made from veneered panelling and hidden ceiling lighting. Around the store, large graphics show close-ups of products.
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will highlight the origins of English graphic design as spearheaded by scribes, engravers and painters during this period.
Last week, we spoke to the author of a new book documenting the rise and fall of 1980s culture mag The Face, famously designed by Neville Brody. Now, designers
7-Inches for Planned Parenthood has released a compilation vinyl boxset featuring original work from the likes of designer Shepard Fairey and musician Björk to raise money for the charity.
Integrated packaging design specialist Equator Design shares advice on what it takes to stand out as a successful design consultancy in a competitive landscape and get known for it.