Ah, the View-Master – the 1970s’ answer to virtual reality goggles. Yes, it’s nostalgia time again, as Leeds-based Watt Design has dreamt up a little slide-show of its wares featuring such retro icons as the Monster Munch creature and the Smash robot. ‘We’ve found the View-Masters are such great ice breakers that we have to stop ourselves from showing them off before presenting the pitch work,’ says Watt ‘strategic samurai’ (groan) Tim Orrell. They’re sharper than the average pencil.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.
Supple Studio has designed the copywriting company’s new branding, which incorporates quote marks in a mixture of classic and contemporary typefaces.
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.