Billed as an ‘international overview’ of current creative talent, Area, a 400-page tome from Phaidon, is published on 10 October showcasing the work of 100 graphic designers including Daniel Eatock, Jonathan Ellery and Vince Frost. Ten ‘curators’, from Fernando Gutierrez to Stefan Sagmeister, have selected those people they believe have made the biggest impression on the discipline in the past five years. Ten ‘design classics’ were also chosen for their enduring, inspirational quality – work by Herb Lubalin, Eight Five Zero, Man Ray and Andy Warhol is among them. Changing wallpaper design at Prada New York by 2×4 pictured.
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.