Wednesday, December 14

Dermot Flynn / Mary Portas & the High Street of the Future

This week saw the release of a Government commissioned report on the British high street by marketing guru Mary Portas, which visualizes the High Street of the Future with the help of artist Dermot Flynn.

The Portas Review, which can be read in full on her website, covers an Indepedent study into the decline of the local high street, and develops a strategy to revive the local community and trade. This includes everything from town management to a review of laws, and is a chance not just for small town bussinesses to challenge the dominance of big chains, but also for consumers to take part.

Dermot's illustrations are spread throughout Mary's report (pages 16, 17, 20, 23 and 27, specifically) but you can also veiw all four of them below.