If your staff spend much of their time gorging on the hi-tech world of multimedia, what better way to motivate them than to take them back to the Middle Ages. The whole throng at Rufus Leonard took part in its annual staff jaunt the other weekend (including MD Neil Svenson, pictured above hugging a knight) – this time to a themed event at Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset. After dressing in weedes, much mead was drunken (see Susan Costello, head of IT, top) and banquet wittles supped upon. Back in the 20th century, marketing director Jane Jones admits it was ‘quite uncivilised’.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.
As Design Manchester celebrates its fifth birthday, we pick out our top exhibitions to catch at the festival, including a tribute to the book covers of Mancunian literary legend Anthony
Atlas has created the branding for the new fashion label, which will also be contributed to by other industrial and product designers.