People are very much the focus of The British Council’s new annual report, created by Leeds consultancy Elmwood. This is the first time the report has not been designed by the client’s in-house team. ‘Our brief was to communicate the impact of The British Council on people’s lives. We have used lots of different people from around the world and the images have been designed to show how they are affected by the client,’ says Elmwood director Tony Gamble. The council initiates cultural, scientific, technological and educational projects in 109 countries around the world.
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.