Oldham city’s new branding has laid itself open to accusations of copycat tactics on local media industry website www.how-do.co.uk. The designs, by Hemisphere, have been likened to London’s Oyster card and Congestion Charge logos.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.