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Top 10 retail – September 2019

September 12th, 2019 Creative team
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The Graphic Truth

July 7th, 2019 Creative team

The newly formed Birmingham Design Festival is now in its second year and judging by the lineup and attendance, is going from strength to strength. The theme of this year was ‘Truth’ – a timely as well as loose enough concept to allow for the speakers to talk about a variety of subjects, from hospital…

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Celebrating 100 Years Of Bauhaus

August 8th, 2019 Language team

Bauhaus (meaning ”house of building”) started its journey as an art school from 1919-1933, and still endures today as a global art movement. Founded by the architect Walter Gropius, it aims to create a total body of work from arts, crafts and industry. This article looks at three ways Bauhaus has shaped the art world…

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Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Today

March 3th, 2019 Creative Team

Visiting the Design Museum’s ‘Home Futures: Living in Yesterday’s Tomorrows’ exhibition on the same day as the new Ikea Greenwich store makes an interesting comparison. Not just because Ikea sponsors Home Futures, but because the exhibition looks at how past thinking about the future of our homes manifests in today’s living spaces – which are…

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Unexpected Wellness Trends

August 8th, 2019 Language team

New Year’s resolutions, Dry January, Sugar Free February: the public interest in eating and living well is showing no signs of shifting. But it’s the unexpected arenas – and brands – where this ”good for mind, good for body” mentality is appearing that makes the wellness trend all the more interesting. 1) Fashion: ”homegrown styles for…

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Moon Landing: 50 Years Of Giant Leaps

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2019 marks 50 years since man – specifically, Neil Armstrong – first set foot on the moon. Thanks to the space race and subsequent research that has continued on through to today, space agencies have made groundbreaking advancements in technology that we use in our everyday lives. Here are just a few (and all from NASA)….

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Out Of Office… March 2019

April 4th, 2019 Creative Team

From screen printing nuns to ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, March had a lot of colourful experiences to recommend – here are some highlights… Coal Drops Yard is now around 6 months old, so I wanted to see how it had progressed since my last visit in December. Spring is definitely a time in which it…

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Shakespeare Sells: Top Ads

August 8th, 2019 Language team

Whether Shakespeare leaves you ”bedazzled” (The Taming of the Shrew) or a ”green-eyed monster” (Othello), his legacy lives on to this day. This year, Shakespeare turns 455 – so what better way to honour him than with a look back at how his iconic writing, memorable characters and everlasting image have impacted the creative world….

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Lift OFFF!

October 10th, 2017 Creative Team

I was lucky enough to attend the OFFF London festival last weekend and it really showed why design festivals are still so important for our industry. The OFFF festival has been a mainstay in Barcelona and numerous other cities around the world for the last 17 years but this was the first time it has…

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