The BBC’s international entertainment channel BBC Prime has signed up an unusual host for its regular Comedy Night slot on Sundays: William Shakespeare, or rather a virtual reality Willy. Created by Digital Animations Group, the virtual bard is desperate for the spotlight and will do almost anything for a laugh – apparently. Devotees of the (real) bard may argue that he foresaw his virtual incarnation given the words of Macbeth: ‘Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.’
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Supple Studio has designed the copywriting company’s new branding, which incorporates quote marks in a mixture of classic and contemporary typefaces.
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.