retail POS/POS design inspiration sources?

Anyone have some blogs/sources for retail POS/POP design inspiration? Something akin to is for packaging. not sourcing or trade info, just pretty pics of good retail design ideas…

Looking for stuff like freestanding displays, shelftalkers, counter displays, trade show booths, etc… not so much full retail environments, but that could be inspiration as well.



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Not exactly what your asking for but the design awards section has lots of nice environmental experiences that may lead to the inspiration your looking for.

A few places to check out: - Kind of an industry / trade publication - More of an unofficial source

A few of the major POP companies: (my current company, old website - in the process of revamping it)

Hope that helps! If you have any specific questions I’d be more than happy to answer (if I can).

For Retail -
For Tradeshow -

Most of what they do is modular.

Here’s another one one the design and manufacturing side.

This is a great source for POP ideas…

hahaha, I kid, I kid

You know, when I do work for brands I typically use their website for ideas. I usually find following the brand guidelines, colour, logo use etc it usually designs itself.
Every brand has it’s own language and it’s just a matter of translating that into 3 Dimensions.

There are some good websites people have posted here, I’m impressed.

Richard, what are the chances of having a POP dedicated thread on Core77 ?

I imagine there are a lot of us POP designers out there.

Check out Instore Maeketing intstitute. They should have a good bit for you but you may have to sign up.

I was wondering the same thing. I was actually going ask how to get a Packaging and POP dedicated section going here. I know I can not be the only packaging and brand designer on this thread.

You’re not, I would like to see a PoP section and an Exhibit Design section :slight_smile:

I know I have inquired about having a POP / Exhibit section as well - there are a lot of us out there!

Thanks for the links, all. Though none are really what I’m looking for. I don’t want companies that do POS, but rather a collection of pics, perhaps blog style…I’m sure there’s got to be something out there.

Anyhow interesting to see so much support for this area of ID. I’ll pass along the request for a POS/PKG forum to the other mods…



I’d put a plug for an Environmental Graphic Design type forum, too.

Check out skyarrows recommendations. It took me about 2 seconds to find a blog page.

Unfortunately for me, blogs getted blocked here at work.

again, all those blogs are packaging… I’m looking for retail displays/POS…



If you scroll down, there is a “Retail Design Section” in the link I provided. By hitting a couple of links in that section, I found this,!/dl2/d1/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnB3LzZfOFRSSDRGSDIwT0dRRDBJME9WSEwxNzJPNTI!/

(sorry, for some reason, tiny url doesn’t post correctly on this site, it replaces it with “knitting-channel”)

It has a sh!tload of what you desire. I’m guessing if you spend more than the 30 seconds I did, you will find even more.

OK, didn’t scroll down that far… sorry. still, checking them all out now and nothing really catches my eye… guess perhaps I’m looking for more exciting things in a cear presentation that may not exist…


Try 555 Fabrication.

They have good stuff in their portfolio section.

VM+SD - This hasn’t been mentioned though it focuses more retail stores/displays but they deal with pretty much everything, I’m sure you’re familiar. I get the mag and it’s okay.

i wondered why there wasn’t a POP section either. i no longer do it, but it always felt like POP was the genetically malformed child of industrial design hidden in the shadows, something like steve martin as Ruprect in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’. it’s a large industry a lot of us are associated with, but no one seems to like talking about it.