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Shopper-Centric Design eBook

Here’s a nice little eBook, courtesy of Elateral. Just the right thing to get those juices going for your New Year’s to do list. Of particular interest is the four principles and seven imperatives and some good links at the back of the book. Happy reading. Here’s the download link. (You’ll need to give up your email address).  Read More …

Books, Marketing, Random, Retail, Social Media, Trends
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For the bookshelf – Supergraphics

A new book by Unit Editions, to give it it’s full title Supergraphics. Transforming Space: Graphic Design for Walls, Buildings & Spaces. Supergraphics is the name of an architectural movement from the 1960s and 70s that saw architects attempt to ‘remove solidity, gravity, even history’ by the simple act of applying paint and graphics to the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings. You Read more …

Advertising, Books, Signs, Wayfinding
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For the bookshelf – Design Research

Before Habitat, Crate & Barrel and Ikea made good design accessible for all there was Design Research. A home store first established in 1953 in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Ben Thompson. A new book is out (available from amazon uk and designed by Pentagram, the story of the book and some spreads are on the Pentagram website. Also worth reading the background to the store from A Read more …

Architecture, Books, Homeware, Retail, Retail design