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T-Mobile Gift ON Holiday Campaign 2020 Features SuperGraphics

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SuperGraphics team, a long-time partner for T-Mobile retail stores nationwide, creates holiday season innovation.

The Canopy at 900 North Michigan Shops

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The Canopy at Chicago's iconic upscale retail destination 900 North Michigan Shops was unveiled in late 2017 as a key part of a major reimagining of the 465,000 square foot shopping center.

Ware Malcomb Announces Sam Clar Office and Showroom Complete

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G&A Designs Sazerac House Experience, Now Open

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NanoLumens Innisfree Multi-Store Expansion

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NanoLumens Help Innisfree Compete in New York (image: cosmetics store interior)

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When Korean cosmetics retailer Innisfree launched its second New York store right next door to a major competitor in late 2018, the brand knew it needed a store design that would grab the attention of people passing by and convince new customers to step inside.

SLD Launches Think Retail Podcast

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Shikatani Lacroix Design was recently happy to announce the launch of Think Retail, a new podcast that features top designers, strategists, thought leaders and business people discussing what’s next in the world of retail and design.

Brothers Marketplace Waltham Wins at the 2019 design:retail Spectrum Awards (image: woman checks out at store)

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The design for Brothers Marketplace, a next-generation concept, gourmet grocer, won a design award for POP/Signage & Graphics at the design:retail Spectrum Awards competition on Friday, March 1, 2018.

PixelFLEX™ recognized for “Best Retail Technology” by design:retail Magazine

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The Nashville-based LED video manufacturer PixelFLEX™ is pleased to announce the FLEXClear transparent LED video technology has been recognized by design:retail Magazine for the “Best Retail Technology” in the inaugural SPECTRUM Awards.

api(+) Designs Sol Shades Airport Store

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Reflect and PixelFLEX™ open the windows for Levi’s on Market Street

At their flagship retail location on Market and 4th Street in San Francisco, Levi’s® brand managers wanted to increase consumer engagement for their 8000-square foot retail space.

Comcast's Studio Xfinity Washington D.C.

Gensler designed the flagship space to reflect the company’s brand promise while being able to adapt to future growth in the tech marketplace.

Pinecrest to Welcome Visitors with Large Daktronics LED Display

Daktronics has partnered with Pinecrest to manufacture and install a 1,008-square-foot LED video display at the new, highly-anticipated mixed-use district opening in Cleveland's suburb of Orange Vi

20 Times Square

A monster LED screen manufactured by SNA Displays is now the highest-resolution display in the history of Times Square.

United Center Retail Interactives by Leviathan

Earlier this summer, the United Center Joint Venture (UCJV) opened the doors of its brand new, 10,000-square-foot Madhouse Team Store in the United Center's east addition. As a key part of United Center's partnership to develop the Madhouse Team Store with 555 International, local creative agency Leviathan was commissioned to conceive, create and program all the new interactive digital content.

Everything Wine, SmartDesign Group

The much anticipated Everything Wine Vancouver location is now open, unveiling an updated look for the celebrated wine store.

Moss at Adidas Flagship NYC

To celebrate its shoe release for global NBA hoops star James Harden, Adidas used Moss' new eMotion™ animated lightboxes in the windows in its New York flagship store.

api(+) Organic Garage Toronto

On July 5, 2017, api(+) client Organic Garage opened its new flagship store in Toronto’s west-end Junction neighborhood. This new 15,000-square-foot store is the chain’s third location.

Selbert Perkins Design at the Waterside District Norfolk, Virginia.

Selbert Perkins Design recently collaborated with The Cordish Companies to create the new Brand Identity and Branded Environment for The Waterside District in Norfolk, Virginia.

Sprinkles Cupcakes Graphic Wall

Sprinkles Cupcakes is a Beverly Hills, California-based chain established in 2005 by Candace Nelson, a judge on the television series Cupcake Wars.

Calgary Co-op Brand Design

Calgary Co-op was the first supermarket located in the region and now boasts more than 440,000 members.

Daktronics 4K Curved LED Display at Piccadilly Circus

The iconic lights in London’s Piccadilly Circus are being upgraded to a massive, outward-curved display capable of true 4K video production.

Parker by api(+)

Prototype design services included brand strategy, store planning, graphics and branded architecture. The new design includes an easy-to-duplicate kit of parts that will be rolled out during store remodels and into new stores.

Fashion Show by Daktronics

The Fashion Show project consists of 10,000 square feet of LED video displays reaching 112 feet at the tallest point. The video displays feature more than 12 million LEDs to create more than four million pixels across 7,000 LED modules to provide 281 trillion colors for high contrast vibrant imagery.

BookHampton by Pentagram

Pentagram created an identity that features a wordmark set in the literary serif Didot, with the clean, modern Futura as the supporting font. The logotype is accompanied by a distinctive mark that combines the iconic shape of an Adirondack chair and books on a shelf. A color palette in cool shades of ocean blue completes the new look.

api(+) for Fresh Thyme

The original design concept for Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is already winning awards, from both Grocery Headquarters and Progressive Grocer magazines. api(+)'s services included brand strategy, store planning, prototype design, graphics, architecture and rollout.

floar4 meraas walk

The project comprises more than 30 LED installations in 21 different formats and nearly 30 high-res projectors totaling over 80,000,000 pixels. The project represents a major challenge for content production, made even more difficult by the fact that the majority of installations are located outside.

NewCity by Media Objectives

The team created an installation made of three structures, each constructed of glazed bricks salvaged from the original YMCA. The front of each of the three segments references the original building’s façade, while the back of each segment features a mosaic of the different colored bricks, symbolizing the YMCA’s role in bringing “two worlds” together—a grounding concept behind the architecture of the original building.

Shikatani Lacroix design for Adidas

The branding and design agency won two awards at the ICX Association Elevate Awards for their work with adidas Golf and Cable & Wireless Communications’ telecoms brand FLOW.

Pacific City identity and wayfinding (RSM Design)

RSM Design (San Clemente, Calif.) helped shape the name, identity and wayfinding and graphics program for Pacific City, a new retail experience across from the famed Huntington Beach pier.

Shikatani Lacroix Wins GOOD Award

Shikatani Lacroix Design (Toronto) won a GOOD DESIGN award for its design of Cineplex Entertainment’s Cineplex VIP Cinemas.

Luminaries installation at Brookfield Place

The LAB at Rockwell Group (New York) lit up the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place with Luminaries, an interactive lighting display that inaugurated a new holiday tradition in Lower Manhattan.

Chatswood Chase shopping center, Sydney

BrandCulture (Sydney) designed a traffic-inspiring graphic installation for Chatswood Chase shopping center in Sydney to help re-activate an area undergoing renovation.

Craig Martin, Reality Interactive, takes Xlab 2015 attendees on a Experiential Digital Retail walking tour in NYC

Reality Interactive (Middletown, Conn.) hosted an "Experiential Digital Retail" tour of New York City Nov. 6 as part of Xlab 2015. If you missed it, don't worry: they made a video!

Shikatani Lacroix Designs the Customer FLOW

Shikatani Lacroix (Toronto) worked with Cable & Wireless Communications to reinvent its consumer-facing retail brand FLOW.


Moss Retail & Environments (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) partnered with the design team at Peet's Coffee & Tea to create new branded graphics and signage for the stores.

Shopping City, Austria

22 Miles (Milpitas, Calif.) provided the wayfinding software platform for the digital signage system at Shopping City mall near Vienna, Austria, which won a 2015 DIGI Award.


505Design (Boulder, Charlotte, San Francisco) recently completed the design of a new interior and exterior wayfinding and identity signage program for Dadeland Mall in Miami.


MS Signs (Paterson, N.J.) created the signage, changeable graphics, fixtures, cash wraps, and ceiling and floor treatments for FlyBy Sports' airport retail store using its Direct Embed coatings over .040” aluminum.


Image Manufacturing Group (Atlanta) launched Imago, a new architectural sign system designed for corporate, retail, healthcare, hospitality, and other interior environments.

Blue Jays store by Shikatani Lacroix

Shikatani Lacroix’s digital retail design of the Toronto Blue Jays flagship retail store has received the 2015 ICX (Interactive Customer Experience Association) Excellence Award.


Shikatani Lacroix (Toronto) partnered with Adidas Golf to create new in-store interactive digital experiences aimed at building brand equity and increasing sales.


Frost's (Sydney) Urbanite team created environmental graphics and signage for the newly refurbished Westfield Miranda shopping center in Sydney.


Younts Design Inc. (Baltimore) recently worked with the San Francisco Giants on The Yard at Mission Rock, a pop-up shipping container village in San Francisco's newest waterfront neighborhood just south of AT&T Park.


BHDP Architecture (Cincinnati) won three awards in the Retail Design Institute's 2015 International Store Design Awards.


CRĒO Industrial Arts (Woodinville, Wash.) worked with TOPSHOP TOPMAN parent company Arcadia Group and design firm Gensler to produce a sleek, stylish signage and graphics package for their new flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.


LAS VEGAS – Nowhere is digital technology making more of an impact than in retail stores, airports, malls, and other shopping and entertainment venues—where dynamic interaction, custo


Residents of Florida's Friendliest Retirement Hometown, The Villages, have a bright new shopping center to satisfy their grocery, convenience, restaurant, health and service-based needs, the sixth comprehensive retail project for the community by api(+).


Entro designed a distinc­tive new iden­tity for the Hamil­ton Farm­ers’ Market, orig­i­nally founded in 1837. The idea was to create a modern appear­ance while embrac­ing the look and feel of chalk­board signage, typi­cally used in tradi­tional market settings.


Train line names are boring, so they created new ones devoted to music, pasta, fashion, sins — all the things that make city life worth living.


The system includes a typographic structure for the signage, using shifting point sizes to denote floors, departments, and services at the York location.


The new identity for Berry Bros. & Rudd had to feel as if it had always existed. The previous manifestation had been created in the 1980s and had no reference to the company’s history or authenticity.


GNU Group's dramatic branding signage, super scale graphics, and themed sculptural elements transform the Pavilion Building in the heart of Jack London Square into Plank, an innovative recreation, dining, and entertainment center.


Lorenc+Yoo (Roswell, Ga.) recently completed its first project in India: North Country Mall in Mohali, Punjab. In collaboration with tvsdesign, Lorenc+Yoo successfully melded the vibrancy of Indian culture and modern design into the mall’s wayfinding signage system.


Dyal and Partners received an Award for an Outstanding Neighborhood or Small Area Plan from the APA for their work on Mosaic.


Square Peg Design (Oakland, Calif.) created the branding, wayfinding, and signage for Alameda Landing, the new waterfront mixed-use community on the island of Ala


Shikatani Lacroix has been working with Canadian coffee company Second Cup International on its international expansion since 2007, and is now rolling out new stores in Florida.


King Retail Solutions (Eugene, Ore.) has released the results of its Fall 2013 survey of more than 1,200 U.S. Millennial, Generation X, and Baby Boomer consumers. The study, conducted by KRS in collaboration with the University of Arizona Center for Retailing, emphasizes the changing face of the retail industry and shoppers’ evolving attitudes toward where they will shop for groceries, fresh meals, apparel, and services ranging from haircuts to medical treatment.


Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) created a custom-driven signage solution to reflect the trippy environment for Mellow Mushroom, a unique re


Pentagram (worldwide)’s Luke Hayman and Emily Oberman design a brand identity and marketing campaign for the luxury residences at The Printing

Photo of Moxie restaurant

Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) created identity signage for the new Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails restaurant in Jacksonville.

Photo of ineriors of Shinola store

Rockwell Group (New York) designed interiors for the newly opened Shinola store in Tribeca.

Photo of identity for Scotts Square

Calori & Vanden-Eynden (New York) has been singled out for excellence by Graphic De

Photo of supergraphic wall at Nemours Children’s Clinic

Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) created and installed an 8-ft. by 36-ft.

Photo of wayfinding signage at Calhoun Square
Photo of signage for Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Pentagram (worldwide) Partner Michael Bierut designed a new set of commandments for the four-legged friends of the Cathedra

Images of posters for Feeding the 5000

Frost* Design (Sydney) is set to become the Frost* Group, having recently acquired award-winning digital shop The N

Photo of Jacksonville Jaguars identity

Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) kicked off a rebranding effort for the Jacksonville Jaguars, which recently unveiled a new logo.

Photo of signage on New York City beaches

Pentagram (worldwide) partner Paul Scher designed a new program of signage and environmental graphics for New York City’s b

Photo of Suit Supply identity signage

Signs of Success (Lynbrook, NY) recently installed new storefront identity signage for Suit Supply in the Buc

Images of window graphics for Edwin Watts Golf

Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) created window graphics with eye-catching artwork and compelling copy about Cobra Puma G

Images of window graphics for Edwin Watts Golf

Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) created window graphics with eye-catching artwork and compelling copy about Cobra Puma G


Pentagram (worldwide) partner Michael Bierut and his team created an animated clip documenting the unique way in which Mass

Identity of Sydney Living Museums

Frost Design (Sydney) created a brand repositioning for the Historic Houses Trust; the Trust’s 12 properties will b

Photo of Vanke's Opalus

Lorenc+Yoo Design (Roswell, Ga.) received the Most Creative Award at Vanke’s 2012 Design Partners Appreciation Gala in Guangzhou, China

Cover of Maps by Paula Scher

Pentagram (New York and worldwide) Partner Paula Scher’s obsessively detailed, typographically opinionated charts of cities, countries, an


Base Design (New York) was recognized by Fast Co. Design for their proposed new NASA identity. Fast Co.


Carbona Smolan Agency (New York) completed an all-staff pro bono project for Greenmarket Co., a new initiative from nonprofit GrowNYC, th

Photo of packaging and graphics for the Menil Collection DVDs

Pentagram (New York) designed DVD packaging and graphics for a series of newly restored documentary films about works and artists in the Meni


Base Design (New York) was asked by Dandoy—a traditional Brussels bakery renowned for their artisanal speculoos—to modern


Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) has won a contract to fabricate and install double-faced LED-illuminated pylon signs for

Photo of ExploraStore storefront

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) designed an all-new storefront to attract visitors to the museum store at the California S

image of World Chess rebranding

Pentagram (New York) designed a new program to rebrand World Chess, the pinnacle of competitive chess.

Photo of Central Park in Sydney

Frost* Design (Surry Hills, Australia) was part of the design team for the award-winning Central Park development in


Lorenc+Yoo Design(Atlanta) is designing a series of gateway monuments as part of the Welcome to Georgia project, an i

Photo of LOOK campaign for New York City

Pentagram (New York), working with the New York City Department of Transportation, has designed a playful new symbol and cam

Photograph of Truth or Dare shoe collection exhibition

Pentagram (New York), working with the Aldo Group, has created a pop-up shop for the launch of Truth or Dare, the new shoe collection from mus

Photograph of Goodwill store placemaking

Alexander Isley (Redding, Conn.) recently designed the new Goodwill store in Westport, Conn.


Base Design (Brussels) was selected to develop the visual identity for Rives de Saône, an urban development project in Lyon, France, that co


Signs of Success (Lynbrook, N.Y.) fabricated the exterior identity signs for the grand re-opening of the newly remodeled Salvatore Fer


Frost* Design (Sydney) designed the garden-inspired identity for Matt Moran’s much-anticipated Chiswick restaurant in Sydney’s Woollahra


Russell Design (New York) created the branding for Uncorked!, a new wine store on Christopher Street in New York.

photo of Fish in the Garden

Lorenc + Yoo Design (Roswell, Ga.,) announced the opening of its Fish in the Garden project in Guangzhou
, China.

photo of Lucy's Fried Chicken sign

Pentagram (New York and Austin) Partner DJ Stout and his team in Austin created the identity for Lucy’s Fried Chicken, a new chicken joi


Gensler was the executive architect for the Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO’S new 89,000-sq.-ft.

photograph of Recoleta Mall identity

Diseno Shakespear (Buenos Aires) was chosen to design the visual identity for the newly reopened Recoleta Mall in Buenos Aires.


focusEGD (Dallas) recently opened a new 2,700-sq.-ft. studio space.

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