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The Studio Roller

A nice idea for menus and instore signs etc. from George & Willy. Originally from Design Milk and others.    Read More …

F&B, Pop up retail, Retail design, Signs
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Borough Market

For your delectation a little gallery of Borough Market, just because. Click an image to see larger version and cycle through the gallery. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 20%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: Read more …

Colour, F&B, Leisure, Mobile, Pop up retail, POS, Retail, Retail design, Signs, Trends
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Lina Stores

In a very occasional series on superior shopfronts, here’s Lina Stores in Soho, established in 1944. Especially like is the awning and the green and black colour scheme. Back in the black and white days it looked like this … More info on their website here.  Read More …

Colour, F&B, Retail, Retail design, Signs
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A Food Truck Compendium

Spring is in the air and festival season not long around the corner. Here’s a few food trucks to whet the appetite. All brands whatever their purpose could follow this model for some pop up retail. Wahaca Food Truck, Southbank London Shuck Truck, the obligatory converted Airstream, but this time selling oysters. Originally from Coolhunting, more on their website The Marination Read more …

F&B, Marketing, Mobile, Pop up retail, POS, Retail, Retail design, Signs
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QV Melbourne Car Park

Some big bold car park graphics, simple and effective in a clean space. Not a million miles away from this project also in Melbourne. Images from Latitude, originally spotted on Enviromeant  Read More …

Signs, Wayfinding
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M Local by Morrisons

A ‘fresh street corner supermarket’ for Morrisons new M Local concept in Ilkley West Yorkshire. Of particular note, a large use of fresh (some might say Asda) green and a very architectural girder or two that run through the space. Fascia with entrance 'you are here' graphics and plant barrow to the right. Interior with the big green girder 'Market fresh' produce with ubiquitous Read more …

Architecture, Branding, Morrisons, Retail, Retail design, Signs, Supermarkets
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Cielito Querido Café

Very nice Mexican café. So much time and energy has gone into this and a fantastic use of colour and type. Just goes to show you don’t need supersize product images to get your style and flavour across. Spotted at The Dieline  Read More …

F&B, POS, Retail, Retail design, Signs
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For those amongst you that are semiotically inclined, here’s The Noun Project. A great resource for pictograms with a nice old school slant. Some of them are very reminiscent of British Rail pictograms pre their redesign by Lloyd Northover in 1999. And they’re free, and downloadable, definitely worth bookmarking.  Read More …

Random, Signs, Wayfinding
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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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Cox Cookies & Cake

Patrick Cox opened a new venture in Soho on Tuesday. Cox Cookies & Cake takes the current trend for all things cup cake/indulgence and adds a big dose of Soho neon chic. The website as yet isn’t live but shows the intent with an animated neon identity, and thank goodness for a sign up form. The website is at their Facebook page is here. Also on a cupcake note the Read more …

F&B, Luxury, Retail, Retail design, Signs, Web stuff