Section D

It’s a sign

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3 October 2017

Episode 312

30 minutes

How much can swish signage improve the fortunes of a high street business? We’re pointed in the right direction by Vienna’s traditional sign-painters and check in with London’s Luminor Sign Co. Plus: we tour Squire and Partners, a masterfully renovated department-store-turned-office, and talk cork with Portuguese designer Hugo Passos.

3 October 2017

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Chapter 1

The Department Store

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We take a tour of an old department store that’s been respectfully revived as the enviable home of architecture firm Squire and Partners.

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Vienna Sign Week

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Alexei Korolyov visits a festival dedicated to the art of sign-making in the Austrian capital.

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Hugo Passos

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The Portuguese product designer explains his affection for cork and why it’s ripe for reappraisal as a material.

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