Freelance designer Andy Vella designed the cover for Margaret Atwood’s nomination for the Booker prize. The earth-coloured cover depicts an enlarged face of a young woman, obviously meant as the young Grace herself. She was convicted of the cold-blooded murder of her employer and his housekeeper/ mistress in the 1800s, but pleaded innocent. When you look at the cover, you can’t avoid her eyes. But she’s certainly avoiding yours. Sign of a guilty conscience if you ask me. Very subtle Vella, very subtle. Published by Bloomsbury, priced 16.99.
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.