Manchester consultancy Mark has designed posters, leaflets and advertisements for two productions at the Royal Exchange Theatre. According to Mark creative director Mark Lester, the work takes a metaphorical approach. For Tom Murphy’s A Whistle in the Dark, a ‘sinister’ image and recessive typography hint at the production’s dark themes, he explains, while two cigarette butts suggest the less than salubrious beach in Bridget O’Connor’s The Flags.
The immersive installation by McDermott & McGough is also 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