The week in design

Our most-read stories of the week

KFC

1. Fast-food restaurant chain KFC is launching a radical new design concept , which it says represents “the future of interior design for KFC”.

Moss Bros

2. Menswear brand Moss Bros is rolling out a new look across its identity and interiors – the result of a collaborative project between Pentagram partners Harry Pearce, Naresh Ramchandani and William Russell.

Stamps

3. True North has designed the Royal Mail’s 2014 Christmas stamps , which feature scenes of festive family traditions.

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Image of the week

Blue Note

There are some great images in this new book about jazz label Blue Note records , including this contact sheet of Donald Byrd.

Quote of the week

Jonathan Sands

“I remember phoning up John Larkin (a fellow DBA member) and asking him if he could give me any ideas on what an identity manual would look like for a brewery. At first he said- ‘you cheeky git’. And then he sent me a couple. The design industry is maybe competitive, but within it are also the kindest of people who are happy to help where they can.” Tips for success from Elmwood chairman Jonathan Sands .

Our favourite website

We’re enjoying the new Pelican Books website , created by Fiasco Design .

Design stories in the national press

The BBC has a tribute to neon artist and collector Chris Bracey, who has died at the age of 59.

The Guardian takes a look at Macau’s mathematically intriguing magic square stamps.

CNBC explains why the “vomiting camel” shape is one of the most dreaded on financial charts…

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