Takes place regularly in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Leeds, Oxford, Reading, Amsterdam, Auckland, Beijing, New York City and Stockholm.
From humble beginnings in the Queen of Hoxton bar in London, co-founders Nick Clement and Ian Hambleton have grown Glug into one of the best series of creative events around – and it does get around (both the UK and worldwide). Sub-branded 'Notworking Not Networking', the evenings include a mix of talks, exhibitions and (more than a few) drinks.
There are events planned for January 26 for Edinburgh and Brighton, and in February for Dubai, London, Manchester and Berlin.
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The Book Club, London October 20 -January 29, 2017
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.
Las Vegas, California October 16-20
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 are yet to be announced, but last year included
Quentin Taratino and The Simpson's David Silverman), as well as sharpen their skills in sessions, labs and workshops.
You also might be among some of the first in the world to hear Adobe's big news. Read our feature on A
dobe's Project Felix app & Adobe XD for Windows, which was announced at Adobe Max 2017.
You can preregister for Adobe Max 2017
January 6-February 5
highlights the relationship between Duffy’s iconic images and Bowie’s distinctive persona, beginning of what would have been his 70 Bowie by Duffy th birthday.
The exhibition covers their creative partnership over five photographic sessions to reinvent Bowie’s image over eight years in the 1970s.
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.
The second President’s Lecture of the year is scheduled for February 16 – this time it’s founder of Berlin-based studio
Hort; Eike König.
Hort has worked with Adobe and Microsoft, Universal Music and Bauhaus Dessau.
Tickets for this will prove popular, so make sure you get in quick.
D&AD will also be hosting a talk from photographer and
Colors magazine co-founder Oliviero Toscani on February 2. Known for his controversial imagery, he’ll be telling stories behind his three decades of experience. This talk will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
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 - 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.
Check out our
visual tour of the new Design Museum.
Image: (Top) Andreas Jaque Intimate Strangers Office for Political Innovation, (bottom) Rural Urban Framework - City of Nomads.
Fear and Love
London & New York
February – April
Luxembourg & Dayan will present The Ends of Collage, which unfolds in two parts across the gallery’s London and New York spaces.
The exhibition will showcase early experiments of collage making from the first decades of the 20
In New York the exhibition will trace technical characteristics of collage, examining forms of cutting, tearing, or pasting images and will explore the relationship between collage and the screen.
In London the exhibition will follow the medium’s pursuit of fantastic worlds, its relationship with the domestic sphere, its insistence on disfiguring and dismembering the human body and its violent relationship with its own sources of materials and inspirations.
The Ends of Collage will sow in New York February 27-April 16, and in London March 6-April 30.
House of Illustration, London
February 3- May 14, 2017
Jo Brocklehurst’s punk portraits, figurative paintings from the 1980s and live drawings - capturing subcultures in London, Berlin and New York in the late 20
th century - will be displayed in her Nobodies & Sombodies exhibition.
Jo Brocklehurst documented performers, artists and designers in theatres, jazz clubs and opera houses of the 1980s and 1990s who sought freedom of expression.
Although some of Jo’s iconic portraits are part of the permanent collection in the V&A Museum, this exhibition at the House of Illustration will show works that have never been exhibited before.
The exhibition will feature her best known portraits from the 1980s that offer a female perspective on punk, as well as her live drawings which she worked up overnight for publication in the next day’s
Berliner Zeitung newspaper.
It will also feature paintings from Brocklehurst’s final installation – a Victorian tearoom in her studio covered in interpretations of
Alice Through the Looking Glass.
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Image: Drawing for the
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.
Escape Studios has just announced ILM’s appearance at the conference, who will be presenting on a yet-to-be-confirmed new project. ILM had a hand in Oscar-nominated VFX films
The BFG, Captain America; Civil War, Deepwaer Horizon, Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Framestore will be presenting on their work for Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them, which included creating beasts The Niffler and Erumpent. 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.
Jellyfish and The Mill will also be discussing their work, State of Play will discuss the design behind their iOS game INKS as well as Blue Zoo, Seed Animation, Glassworks and Rewind will touch on their VR production.
Tickets are available
VFX breakdown of 2016’s Oscar nominated films, and our feature on how MPC, Framestore and Rodeo FX created the Fantastic Beasts of JK Rowling’s new film.
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.
Convergence 2017 is a giant fusion of both music and art, it’s still worth noting in the diary for creatives as a conference that encourages discussion on the industry, new discoveries with art and technology and visual experts such as Immersive experience studio Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF).
As well as getting to see some epic live music and performances from Punchdrunk, head along to sessions with onedotzero to learn about the future of immersive experiences and artificial intelligence, and insight from contemporary art house Carroll/Fletcher.
Tickets are available now for the five nights of live music and two days of sessions.
MLF VR project that lets you experience a forest through animal senses.
The Old Truman Brewery, London
Each year the
D&AD Festival offers talks, events and workshops from leading creatives. This year is curated around the themes of The Earth Will Shake, Staring at the Sun and Outrageous Magic.
Expect to see an exhibition of more than 20,000 pieces of work, engage in workshops and attend parties.
Learn from some of the best advertising and design gurus, such as Sir Martin Sorrell and Sir Paul Smith, and meet fresh talent from D&AD New Blood, and network with design agencies.
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Describing itself as “three days of inspiration for UX designers”, UX London brings together an international group of industry leaders to lead workshops and talks.
Each day of the conference focuses on a different area of UX, allowing you either attend the entire conference or jump in and out as you please.
The first day will focus on digital product design, the second on the field of service design, and the last day investigates new platforms and modes of interaction.
Tove Jansson exhibition
Dulwich Picture Gallery
October 25, 2017
Dulwich Picture Gallery has already announced an exhibition scheduled for Octobercelebrating 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. The exhibition begins on October 25 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.