Cutting edge or not, the latest appendage from the aptly named Bobbett Design consultancy resonates with emasculatory intent. Attempting to be different in its promotional approach, it would seem Bobbett by name, Bobbitt by nature. Small, round and sealed in an inflatable bag, the only way to deal with the brochure is to cut it off and throw it out of the window. According to Kerry Richards at Bobbett, ‘People aren’t exactly sure what to do with it.’ And her suggestion to ‘play with it, fiddle with it and roll it around your desk’ brings tears to the eyes.
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask