With the ever growing cult of celebrity looming large among us, the Central Illustration Agency, in conjunction with its US affiliate Bernstein and Adriulli, has commissioned 72 illustrators for their visual views on the theme. Illustrators from countries including Italy, Germany, Japan, the US and Britain responded to the brief with a variety of ideas ranging from ‘the literal to the lateral, scathing to celebratory’, says a CIA spokeswoman. The ‘tongue-in-cheek’ work (from left to right: Donny Miller, Jessie Ford and Louisa St Pierre) will be on show at the Alphabet Bar on London’s Beak Street from 11 September. Postcard packs will be for sale for £7.50, with proceeds going to the Red Cross.
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.
As Design Manchester celebrates its fifth birthday, we pick out our top exhibitions to catch at the festival, including a tribute to the book covers of Mancunian literary legend Anthony
Atlas has created the branding for the new fashion label, which will also be contributed to by other industrial and product designers.