The number of customers visiting Boots the Chemists stores fell by 2.9 per cent in the year to 30 September, despite a £45m investment in store improvement, featuring design work from its Creative Hub of consultancies. Profits fell by 10 per cent, although half-year profits were around £10m ahead of analyst expectations.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.