Retail Therapy

People of Print's design-focused marketplace Department Store has just launched a revamped website and identity, all the better to showcase the wares on sale from a fantastic selection of vendors including Risotto Studio, Double Dagger, Paper Covers Rock and many more...

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Hit List Notepads by Risotto Studio

If you're in the mood for a spot of retail therapy to lift your spirits now winter's setting in, why not pay a visit to Department Store? The online marketplace for printed goodies, run by People of Print, has just had an overhaul, with a smart new identity and mobile-friendly website that promises to make the shopping experience smoother and easier, and to better showcase the lovely wares their vendors have for sale.

Department Store offers designers, illustrators and independent publishers a place to sell their work and merchandise without hefty commission fees, and has so far amassed a catalogue of over 800 products, from riso prints to posters, books, magazines, textiles and stationery. Designed by the People of Print team, the new identity for Department Store features a logoform set in Commercial Type's bold Druk Wide typeface, and the site itself gives more prominence to the products themselves for easier browsing.

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The newly-revamped Department Store site

Vendors include the talented folk at Risotto Studio, letterpress lovers Double Dagger, and designers Cat Sims, Becky Liddiard and Kelsey Wroten, among a whole host of others, and with many products coming in at under £30 there are bargains to be had. We're not going to commit the cardinal sin of mentioning the C-word before December, but if you might have some gifts to buy over the next month or so, it's well worth a look.

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Ophelia Lets Loose, A3 digital print by Becky Liddiard

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Frida print by Lottie Hughes Studio

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Sukeban print by Egle Zvirblyte

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Posterzine #17 - Felipe Pantone by People of Print