Design Week is sponsoring next month’s Apple Expo 95 MacUniversity and a seminar program. People such as typographer Dave Farey, Agfa’s Liz Harding, Macromedia’s Sue Thexton and Xchange’s Simon Mercer will be speaking – as will a bunch of experts in such apps as Photoshop, Director and so on. Booking fees for seminars are a fiver a time, 8 for two and 11 for three. Workshops are 35 plus VAT. Places do genuinely get booked up so use the conference hotline on 0171-208 5008 or fax to 0171-388 2578 for programmes. For free tickets to the show call 0181-984 7711. The Website for full details of exhibitors is http://www.apple-expo.com/apple. We’ll be publishing a computer supplement with more details on 3 November.
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.