The city of Manchester officially opens its Millennium Quarter this week, near Manchester Cathedral, on the site of the 1996 IRA bomb. The city is also launching its ‘Manchester’ typeface and its bold version, ‘Greater Manchester’, designed by Hemisphere for promotional agency Marketing Manchester (DW 14 May). With images from Manchester photographers Jan Chlebik, Jonty Wilde and Jonathan Keenan, the work is being displayed on a giant banner at Arndale North. ‘Manchester’s strong sense of style is evident in its restaurants, shops, bars and buildings. We feel that the photography and overall design of our material should convey the diversity and colour of the region, its cultural heritage and the warmth of its people,’ says Marketing Manchester chief executive Victoria Gregory.
Last week Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner suggested a “guaranteed state income”, similar to a universal basic income (UBI), for creatives would help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their
Grade data released today shows 300 fewer students on art and design-related courses this year, with girls nearly three times as likely to study the subjects as boys.
The council has chosen design consultants Publica to provide strategic oversight for its £235 million plan, which may include “more plants, reduced traffic and fewer building emissions”.
Some 25 years on from its first launch, the series dedicated to great thinkers and philosophers is being updated with 20 more titles.