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.
The week-long festival will also host speakers including interaction design expert Daljit Singh and representatives from Heatherwick Studio.
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