If the annual catch of calendars is a business barometer of sorts, 1995 looks like being a tough year for design. Bar some notable exceptions, the quality and, indeed, quantity of calendars are well down. Two of the better ones are pictured here. Winston’s sleight of hand is from Sheffield group Scope. And the message in a bottle is an inspired award-winning idea from Kent Institute of Art & Design student Jorunn-Karin Kvalik, designed to come from Friends of the Earth to remind designers to be materials-conscious. Meanwhile, we await Trickett & Webb’s late-as-usual effort – a sort of tardy annual.
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.