A robotic shark, with its anatomy digitally enhanced by BBC Post Production – Design Bristol, is the star of Sir David Attenborough’s latest Wildlife Special, to be broadcast on BBC1 on 27 July. Roboshark has allowed shark behaviour to be filmed up close, with the aim of exploding the myth of it being purely a killing machine. Graphic elements, designed by David Cox and Christopher Vass, show the way sharks interpret and navigate their surroundings.
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.