Designing luxury retail for men

How do you do luxury for young males, without alienating them? John Stones takes the measure of a tricky – but up and coming – part of the retail market

A taste of Design Show Liverpool

While the jury remains out over whether Liverpool truly deserves its Capital of Culture crown, Dominic Lutyens finds the Design Show is banging the drum for a contemporary design scene

Taking brands totalitarian

In terms of graphics and brand identity, the 20th century’s totalitarian states are some of the best. A new book by Steven Heller analyses how they did it, while Quentin

News in Pictures

Graphic designer Paul Skerm has designed a book for fine art photographer Anderson & Low. The project features international circus performers and is set to be published on 17 July.


Restroom, smallest room, ladies, gents. If the language of lavatories skirts the issue, then so too does the design. Few loos get the treatment lavished on top-line interiors, while public

Taking a wider perspective

Who are we and what do we believe in? How can our group make the world a better place? Nicolas De Santis tackles some truly big questions In the movie


For the New York-based lighting artist Leni Schwendinger, working with local people is an integral part of the design process. Clare Dowdy asks her about the concept of ‘community outreach


Recent reports suggest that Birds Eye, in conjunction with Waste & Resources Action Programme, is to target consumers worried about food waste by promoting the benefits of frozen food. What’s

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