Following the success of its blue bottle design for Harveys Bristol Cream – a finalist in this year’s Design Business Association Design Effectiveness Awards – Blackburn’s has designed three more sherry brands for the client. The existing brands – Club Amontillado, Luncheon Dry and John Harvey Pale Cream – have been reinvented as Club Classic, Dune and Isis respectively. All have different shapes and finishes. Hayley Beale, marketing director at Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine UK, predicts: ‘The new designs will set the trend into the next century and generate interest among younger drinkers.’
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.