The Kioskafé: a new magazine shop and coffee bar from Monocle

The founders of Monocle have launched a new retail space, Kioskafé, outside London’s Paddington station. Part coffee bar, part newsagent, it aims to kickstart the print retail industry and promote great independent mags as well as more established titles.

Lovers: a new agency from YCN’s Alex Ostrowski

Former YCN Studio director Alex Ostrowski has set up a new creative agency, Lovers. We take a look at some of its recent projects, including visual identities for Blink Art and the Royal Court Theatre, some animated films for NSPCC addressing violence and sexual abuse and a new series of handbooks for The Scouts.

Music Videos of the Month

A giant game of musical chairs, a West Side Story dance-off with motorbikes, and a crazy evangelical preacher? Yep, they’re all right here in our Music Videos of the Month…

ustwo on new game Land’s End and designing for VR

Since June last year, the games team at digital product design studio ustwo has been working on a VR follow up to their smash hit Monument Valley. We spoke to lead designer Ken Wong and technical director Peter Pashley about the challenges of designing for the platform, and whether they think VR will really transform entertainment.

How should we talk about breast cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The chances of survival from breast cancer increase significantly the earlier it is diagnosed so messages that raise awareness save lives. But how should those messages be expressed? Unlike most other cancer related advertising, breast cancer ads can often stray into being sexy and fun – because breasts themselves can be sexy and fun. Is this a helpful way to discuss cancer though?

Interior Designs

Good Housekeeping may not be up there with Nova and Twen in the Pantheon of 1960s magazine design, but, as a recent eBay purchase revealed, it had its moment, says CR art director Paul Pensom