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Design Museum takeover

Books, Graphic Design, Type / Typography

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 4 July 2012, 6:35    Permalink    Comments (1)

Spread from Studio Culture, from Type Desk's interview with Unit, typedesk.com

While the Design Museum in London installs its forthcoming Designed to Win show, the ground floor of the building will host a series of free events between July 12 - 23, hosted by graphic design studios, illustrators and publishers...

There are some interesting things going on, including design publishers Unit Editions' days of talks on studio culture, several discussions on the future of print, digital publishing and book making, and even a pop-up graphics archive installation, courtesy of GraphicDesign&.

Booking is not required for any of the events, simply turn up on the day.

THURSDAY 12 JULY
THE GREAT BRAWL OF CHINA!
A live illustrated battle curated by The Concept Lounge
11am - 5.45pm
Be the first to catch 'Brothers of the Stripe' as they depict a canteen battle scene over table tops, walls, stools, china cups and plates on an epic journey across the Design Museum.

FRIDAY 13 JULY
UNIT EDITIONS PRESENT: STUDIO CULTURE
12.30pm - 7.30pm
An informal day of talks, interviews and discussions on the theme of ‘studio culture.' Visitors are invited to stay all day or dip in and out as they please. No need to book.
12:30: Introduction with Michael Czerwinski (Design Museum), Adrian Shaughnessy and Tony Brook (Unit Editions)
1.00: Lunch break and book signing
2:00: Interview with graphics design agency Spin:
Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan
Followed by roundtable discussion with members of Spin studio
3:30: Interview with graphic design agency Build
Michael C Place and Nicky Place
Followed by questions from audience
4:30: Interview with graphic design agency Julia
Followed by questions from audience
5:30: Interview with graphic design agency Bibliothéque
Followed by roundtable discussion with members of Bibliotheque studio
7:00: Round-up with Adrian Shaughnessy and Tony Brook:
Book signing
Surprise guests
Bar open

SATURDAY 14 JULY
LONDON BIKE KITCHEN
11am - 5.45pm
Event details to be confirmed, please check designmuseum.org for updates.

SUNDAY 15 July
Event to be confirmed, please check designmuseum.org for updates

MONDAY 16 JULY
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING DAY
11am - 5.45pm
Hear independent publishers discuss examples of their work.
Join us for an open discussion over lunch, 12 - 2pm.
‘Rumours of the death of print have been exaggerated'
Key movers and shakers from the publishing and book selling world discuss the state of the present publishing market, where independent publishing is now and what is the future of the book?

TUESDAY 17 JULY
MAKING BOOKS
11am -5.45pm
Discussion over lunch 12.30pm - 2pm
Let's not forget that books are physical things. Witness binding in action with Joanna Pereira and learn about paper stock, binding finishing and foiling from Identity Press. Lunch not included, attendees to pay for their own lunch from the Design Museum Cafe.

WEDNESDAY 18 JULY
#DESIGNBOOKCLUB BEGINS
Discussion over lunch 12.30pm - 2pm
Join Kent Lyons, the museum's first design book club host, and share your thoughts about our book of the month. Follow @DesignMusShop to find out what is this month's #designbookclub book. Lunch not included, attendees to pay for their own lunch from the Design Museum Cafe.

THURSDAY 19 JULY
DIGITAL PUBLISHING DAY
Discussion over lunch 12.30pm - 2pm
Is digital the future of publishing? Join Julius Wiedemann Design Editor TASCHEN and Sasha Vidakovic for a discussion on current and future trends. Lunch not included, attendees to pay for their own lunch from the Design Museum Cafe.

FRIDAY 20 JULY
EAST LONDON FURNITURE
11am - 5.45pm
Event details to be confirmed, please check designmuseum.org nearer the time.

SATURDAY 21 JULY
GRAPHICDESIGN& EVERYTHING DAY
11am - 5.45pm
Be the first to contribute to the enormous and ambitious GraphicDesign& Everything project: an online archive of all the graphic design that exists in the world!
GraphicDesign& invites everyone (not only graphic designers) to bring along examples of graphic design to be photographed and catalogued in our pop-up lab. Professional and vernacular, familiar and unfamiliar, old and new, weird and wonderful, together we'll categorise them according to the subject/s to which they connect and create an interactive installation for one day only in the Design Museum project. space.

SUNDAY 22 JULY
Event to be confirmed, please check designmuseum.org for updates.

MONDAY 23 JULY
SPARK+METTLE
11am - 5.45pm
Discussion over lunch 12.30pm - 2pm
Join Spark+Mettle in their pop up workstation as they make up sets of their, soon to be released, Dreamer's Supply Kits. Build have done all the Graphic Design and then Eugenie, from Spark+Mettle, will discuss the development of the product over lunch including working with Build to create the marketing graphics. Lunch not included, attendees to pay for their own lunch from the Design Museum Cafe.

The Design Museum is located on Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD.

1 Comment

Looks like I've found the answer to my lack of money until Tuesday 31st July - panic over!
Mark Digital
2012-07-04 12:31:14


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