Gillette Stationery Products is launching a new range of Paper:Mate pens designed by Isis. The London product group researched and developed the Flexigrip Ultra ballpoint pens. The brief was to create a low-cost pen with a strong identity. Isis director David Edgerley says: ‘We wanted to create something which would be fun and attractive but with a strong clip.’ The main new design aspects are an increased barrel size and a two-colour injection-moulding production process to create the distinctive clip. The six colours used are red, purple, green, blue, grey and black.
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.