The Book Club, London October 20-January 29
10 years ago, probably-too-big-to-be-called-cult TV show
The Mighty Boosh went on tour, filling the likes of Wembly and the O2 - so now there's going to be an exhibition based on the show with photography by Dave Brown (who also played Bollo) and art prints by the likes of Mr Bingo, Andy Hollingworth and Vince Noir himself Noel Fielding.
Alongside the exhibition will be a Halloween bash on Oct 29, a
Boosh-themed sketching class on November 12 and an Artist Lock-in on October 30 where participants can create their own episode of the show from script to props.
London October 29
The next date for the VR conference and event put on by Rewind - which has created VR experiences for the BBC and Bjork - has been set but details have yet to be released. Stay tuned for more details.
October 31– November 2 Breda
November 3- November 4 Amsterdam
Playgrounds focuses on moving images in animation, virtual reality, games and visual effects.
Playgrounds 2016 is celebrating 10 years of the festival. It will see producers and creatives from
Coraline, Jurassic Park, The Matrix Revolutions and Star Wars: The Force Awakens share their knowledge to an audience of young, international and local talent.
Workshops include screenings, performances and workshops from animators, VFX specialists, game developers and sound and graphic designers.
San Diego, California November 2-4
MAX calls itself the "world's premier creativity conference". We'll happily join it in blowing its trumpet: designers, photographers, coders, illustrators, videomakers and developers converge to listen to inspiring speakers (this year's include Brandon Stanton of
Humans of New York, illustrator Maira Kalman and designer Louise Fili), as well as sharpen their skills in sessions, labs and workshops. You also might be among some of the first in the world to
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New York City November 4
Following many years of successful conferences in Berlin, Pictoplasma is coming to NYC. It's a celebration of character design and art, including talks from a range of creative such as producers, animators, illustrators and character designers.
Headline speaker names include Jean Jullien whose iconic Peace for Paris symbol became an instant global meme, and Julian Glander, the creator of bubblegum-coloured digital illustration and interactive artwork.
Pictoplasma is part of New York’s Illustration Week and is co-hosted by Parsons School of Design. Prior to the conference’s fifth return, the Pictoplasma Academy will be hosting a week-long character design development course in Mexico City.
Online registration is open for Pictoplasma conference.
Manimation is a conference designed to inform companies and freelancers about business success in the areas of animation, visual FX, commercials, corporate, interative, games, apps and virtual reality.
The one-day event will include speeches, panel discussions and one-to-one appointments, bringing together sector professionals from Manchester, the North and the UK.
Manimation passes are
available now for £70.
London November 24 – February 19 2017
The Design Museum’s annual exhibition and awards celebrate the world’s best designs – this year will be the ninth time.
Nominees include David Bowie’s album cover for
Blackstar, a drinkable and Norwegian passports. Check out our list of the most clever and interesting nominees for this year.
Design Museum, London
November 24, 2016 - April 23, 2017
Fear and Love is the opening exhibition of the highly-anticipated relocated Design Museum in Kensington, involving 11 installations from current designers and architects.
The newly commissioned works will cover a range of modern issues, such as networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads.
The exhibition, including works by OMA, Hussein Chalayan, Kenya Hara and Neri Oxman, aims to present the Design Museum as the home of design debate.
Image: (Top) Andreas Jaque Intimate Strangers Office for Political Innovation, (bottom) Rural Urban Framework - City of Nomads.
Fear and Love
Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London December 1-4
Just like Pick Me Up, The London Illustration Fair gives illustration a chance to be treated like fine art - letting you pick up prints, homewares and apparel from your favourite illustrators and labels (such as 3rd Rail Clothing, who printed this T-shirt featuring a design by
Vault 49's Tom Mac).
There will also be talks and workshops.
Design Museum, London
January 12-19, 2017
Design and invention agency Special Projects unveils co-founder of the RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Jeremy Myerson’s sequel exhibition
NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves as part of an interactive installation at the Design Museum in a bid to induce questions and responses between museum visitors and older adults.
This follows his original 1986 exhibition
New Design for Old held at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Boilerhouse space in which designers were asked to redevelop everyday objects to meet the needs of older people.
This time, 30 years later, the brief moves beyond product design, and into wider possibilities of design thinking to help people live fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives as they move into old age.
Image: Special Projects’ founders Clara Gaggero Westaway and Adrian Westaway.
London 7-9 February 2017
Enthusiasts, students, professional and academics involved with visual effects get to experience the VFX Festival’s celebration of animation, motion graphics, visual effects and gaming in London.
Framestore will be presenting on a project to be announced at the end of this month after the NDA lift. World-leading visual effects and animation facility Cinesite will be discussing their work on blockbuster Independance Day: Resurgaence. Lastly, MPC will take us into the jungle, giving insight into their approach to filmmaking on The Jungle Book.
The conference spans four floors of Rich Mix in Shoreditch from 7-9 February 2017, with Education, Technology and Industry exhibition hubs as well as talks and showcases on offer.
February 17-February 19, 2017
Offset is a vocational conference inviting practitioners from creative industry’s of graphic design, fashion, film, illustration, animation, photography, industrial design and art.
The conference attracts creative icons including Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher and David Carson.
Next year’s line-up includes Alan Aboud, Nils Leonard, Shane Griffin, Nhu Xuan Hua, Gavin Little from Echolab and The Project Twins to name a few.
Tickets are on sale
now. Early Bird tickets expire November 30.
Collusion’s first lab for 2017 is a weeklong session aimed to get artists connected into the data culture. Participants will work alongside artists, academics and computer engineers
This lab is a little different. If chosen, it’s a fully funded opportunity, where you’ll be fed, put up in a hotel, have your travelled paid for and give you a bursary.
For this event, you’ll need to
apply by December 12.
Tove Jansson exhibition
Dulwich Picture Gallery
October 25, 2017
Dulwich Picture Gallery has already announced an exhibition scheduled for next year celebrating the works of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin characters and books.
The exhibition will showcase 150 works from Jansson’s life (1914-2001), including graphic illustration and paintings relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland.
Although Jasson received unprecedented success of the Moomin characters, as an artist and writer she didn’t want them to limit her freedom. The exhibition will showcase a large collection of self-portraits and paintings never seen before in the UK.
Tickets go on sale from February 6, 2017. The exhibition begins on October 25, 2017 and runs until January.
Image credits: (Top) Tove Jansson, Lynx Boa (Self-Portrait), 1974, Oil, 73 x 60.5 cm, Private Collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.
(Bottom) Tove Jansson, Illustration for the book Moominland Midwinter, c. 1956, scrape drawing on cardboard, 13 x 18,5 cm, Private Collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.