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Anthropologie – London – Regent St – “Things we love” feature wall

Love this feature wall created on their home floor showing a collection of things the staff love, simple and effective.

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Hanging signage

Love this hanging signage on a store in Shorditch, back in the good old days or retailing every store would have a 3d hanging sign made to represent what the store or business was selling.

Bring the good old days of retailing back i say.

 

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New York – Pottery Barn

After popping into Williams Sonoma I went next door to see how sister company Pottery Barn was looking and I wasn’t disappointed. The store was looking great lots of visual displays and great products.

Click here to visit their website

Street Art by Pavel Puhov | Colossal

My neighbour and good friend sent me a link to this superb street artist.

Here are a few of my faves.

If you want to see more of his work click the link below.

Street Art by Pavel Puhov | Colossal.

To Resolve Project – Graphic Inspiration

Now im really not a fan of new years resolutions, however my good friend Rachel sent me a link to this project called “To Resolve” its a project that encourages people to turn their new years resolutions into art.

Here are a few of my favourites.

This website, its packed full of visual inspiration, if you want to take a further  look click the link below.

http://www.toresolveproject.com/

Giant Rabbit @ This Summer’s Open Art Biennale Örebro, Sweden

The Summer Open Art Biennale in Örebro is in its third year running, holding a large outdoor exhibition that changes the cityscape. More than 50 international artists are participating to showcase their works for 100 days.

Here’s a giant yellow rabbit by Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman: stor gul kanin ( meaning big yellow rabbit).

Definitely worth having a look if you’re in Sweden! The exhibition runs through 11 September 2011.

Via designboom

ABC 3D

I love this pop-up A to Z book: Its in a minimalist format and almost every letter has a three-dimensional aspect, the exceptions are O,P,Q and R which use a transparent page to turn the letters from one to another. V creates a W using a whole page of mirror foil. Everything else pops up or slides left to right with the letter S having two circles that revolve as the spread is opened.

The type is loosely based on Futura presented in black, red and white on black and white spreads.

Click here to buy this book

A Cityscape of Staples by Peter Root

100,000 staples arranged over 40 hours.

About the artist

On graduating from the Fine Art BA Hons at University College Falmouth in 2000, my work was initially very much about highly repetitive techniques and algorithmic procedures applied to restricted units such as lines on a page or pieces of metal.

Click here to visit his website

Feature Walls

Yesterday I blogged about how designers are turning their attention to ceilings in stores, making them an important part of the store.

Today I thought id show you some great feature walls.

There are lots of companies that are hiring artists to come into their stores to create bespoke features.

This is a great example of one in Paris.

Nike are innovators when it comes to visual theatre, their stores are so inspirational.

I love this black and yellow typography feature wall.

I love it when designers use real products from stores to create visual theatre,

this time its the scale of the watch face that makes a stunning feature.

Picture frames en mass can look amazing as these do.

Here Toni and Guy have used their hair mood boards as a huge feature wall, this is actually about 5 meters high.

Johanna Basford

Profile

My creativity is cultivated by a curious imagination and a delight in the fantastic. Much of my work has roots in the flora and fauna that surrounded me during childhood on my parents’ fish farm in rural Aberdeenshire. In 2001, I packed my bags and headed to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, where I graduated 4 years later with a first class honours degree in Printed Textiles.

Every piece I create starts life as a simple pencil sketch, evolving into a rambling pen and ink drawing (usually over several sheets of paper). I love the tactile nature of the materials I use and the joy of smudgy fingerprints. For me, computer generated work lacks soul and depth of character – hand drawing captures a sense of energy and charm which no pixel can ever replicate.

Examples of Johannas work

Click here to be taken to Johanna Basfords website

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