‘Design triumphs at De Montfort University’ trumpeted the announcement listing its nine students shortlisted for the Royal Society of Arts Student Design Awards. De Montfort, which claims to offer one of the widest ranges of art and design courses, is understandably proud of its nominated students. However, it should feel a little less than superior when it comes to its ‘literary’ triumphs. According to De Montfort, previous winners include the designer of the i-Mac, you know, that famous bloke: Jonathan Eve
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.