Attik has brought an ‘industrial glamour’ to the identity and visual styling of R&B producer StarGate’s first single in its own right, Easier Said Than Done, which is released next week. StarGate has previously worked on records for Mary J Blige and Sisqo among others. In contrast to the typically ‘slick’ image of the R&B scene, the work manifests a ‘grittier, more street-level attitude’, according to Attik senior designer Richard Smith. He adds, ‘We need to create an image that grabs the attention of the pop single buyer, but also appeals to more hardened R&B fans.’ The designs encompass CD covers and promotional material, as well as album covers and video sleeves, which will be released later this year.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
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.