We were taken aback this week, on receiving a package marked ‘Instant Facelift Enclosed’. How terribly rude. This ‘facelift’ turned out to be a head-sized paper bag with eye and mouth holes cut in one side. It was created by Tequila Manchester as a bit of branding to promote International Paper UK’s new product to the commercial print sector. On donning the Presentation bag, we were invited to witness a silky smooth surface, blinding brightness and stunning contrast. Envelopes are available to accessorise.
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.