Small Talk by Anthony Burrill
The annual Design Event North East festival opens this week, with events and exhibitions taking place in venues across Newcastle and Gateshead, all based around the theme of ‘conversation’.
Among the many exhibitions will be The Modern Art of Conversation, a show of new work displayed across the streets of Newcastle. Ten graphic designers (including Barnbrook studio, Anthony Burrill and Geoff McFetridge) were approached by DENE to create a piece of new work, which responded to a brief based on the book The Art of Conversation by Milton Wright, written in 1936. Five of the works produced are shown here.
Detail of How To Disagree by Craig Ward
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Geoff McFetridge
Other highlights of the festival include Exquisite Corpse, a group exhibition curated by Sumo design studio, that takes its inspiration from the surrealist parlour game; Nightshade, a show of illustrations by Emily Forgot, Amy Dover and Alaric Hammond, all in black and white; and Design Event MART, an exhibition of new work from designers practicing in the North East at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Company Speak by Noma Bar
Goodbye by Barnbrook
Design Event North East takes place from October 21-31, though a number of the exhibitions will continue after the festival has finished. For more info on all the events taking place, visit design-event.co.uk.