D&AD has announced 2008’s selection of leading creatives, graphic designers and cultural critics who will participate in the prestigious President's Lectures series, which takes place between March and June. The series kicks off in Manchester, but all subsequent lectures are in London. Tickets can be bought through the D&AD website.
This year’s programme comprises:
Nick Bell – Founder of Nick Bell Design and winner of three D&AD Yellow Pencils in the past five years, Bell is a much-lauded graphic designer. His clients include many cultural institutions and related companies, including the Imperial War Museum, V&A, Great North Museum, Welcome Trust and Manchester United. He’s also a veteran of the international lecture circuit, and will be talking about his work and influences. March 13, 7–8.30pm, Odeon Cinema, Screen 18, The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester
-Pecha Kucha Digital: A special edition of Pecha Kucha, the rapid-fire presentation format from Japan, where speakers talk about 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Tonight’s session is made up of digital creatives, including: Singh, Digit; Sam Ball, Lean Mean Fighting Machine; Florian Schmitt, Hi-Res!; David Streek, Playerthree; Nic Roope, Poke; Fred Flade, de-construct; Simon Sankarayya, AllofUs; Tom Evans, Mook; Laura J Bambach, Glue. April 17, 7-8.30pm, Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London
- Bob Greenberg – Founder and CEO of US-based agency R/GA, Bob Greenberg has steered the company from a tiny video production enterprise in 1977 to a leading interactive advertising agency that’s won almost every industry prize, including the Academy Award, the D&AD Black Pencil, Cannes Lions, and Clio’s Lifetime Achievement Award. April 30, 7-8.30pm, Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London
- Sir Christopher Frayling -
Rector of the RCA, Chairman of the Arts Council and is the longest serving trustee of the V&A, Christopher Grayling is a prolific author and broadcaster on visual culture and design, and a titan of popular visual culture. He appears in conversation with Tim Marlow. May 22, 7-8.30pm, Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London
- Experimental Jetset - Punk-influenced Amsterdam-based graphic design unit Experimental Jetset was founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk,_Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Working at the cutting edge of graphic design, they create printed works and installations, for clients including The Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum and Centre Pompidou. Their work has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, NY, for their permanent collection. June 5, 7-8.30pm, Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London