Nerissa Martin, managing director of NMB, thinks the radio that NMB produced for Kiss FM is the kind of merchandise that will enable a company to realise its full marketing potential. ‘It tends to be the media companies that have really got their finger on the pulse, but it’s starting to trickle down into other types of business,’ Martin says. ‘If it’s a dynamic marketing team they judge you on innovation and the service level. For Kiss we thought it was not good enough just to find a radio. We had to think of something that was different and trendy. You’ve got to put on a Kiss FM listeners hat and say, “What would I want to receive that really conveys Kiss FM to me?”
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.