There’s no doubt that techno and album-sleeve design are more important than life itself, particularly to the semi-professional DJs on Design Week’s production desk, but if Red Design’s Ed Templeton is to be believed, they’re more important than that. Of the group’s artwork for independent dance music label, Soma, Templeton said last week, ‘The artwork is a response to the epic nature of the album title – Alien Radio – and is inspired by the Constructavist [sic] celebration of huge scale and epic human achievement, echoing the nature of the music (techno).’ What would Templeton verbally make of the Soma album sleeve created by Red Design for Mr Hermano’s Free as the Morning Sun?
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.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask