On Saturday 27th, myself, Kirsty Alderson, Claudia Griffin, and Bethany Yates (my friends and fellow BAGDers) took a day trip to Manchester to visit both The Manchester Print Fair and the 'Paper at the Cutting Edge' Exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery.
Having never been to Manchester before (only passing through in the past), it was great to visit the city and find out a little bit more about the retail environment and development of the area.
Based in NQ22 (at The Northern Quarter), the Print Fair was located in a small, intimate venue with a range of printed design from Graphic and Illustrative designers (with a bit of a business card pillage for me!), and then moved on to the paper craft exhibition, which was really innovative and exciting to see a different design form in the context of a gallery.
A great day out, and wonderful to do something a little different, whilst still absorbing some design inspiration.