Lance Wyman to headline Liverpool Designival

US designer Lance Wyman, famed for his work on the Mexico 68 Olympics, tops a line-up of speakers, masterclasses, portfolio surgeries and studio tours at Designival, a new Liverpool design festival taking place in November

US designer Lance Wyman, famed for his work on the Mexico 68 Olympics, tops a line-up of speakers, masterclasses, portfolio surgeries and studio tours at Designival, a new Liverpool design festival taking place in November


Wyman (above) will be joined on stage by Simon Manchipp of SomeOne (below) for a discussion on the present and future of branding chaired by CR’s Patrick Burgoyne. Their session will bring to an end a two-day festival from November 22 to 23 which the organisers hope will attract 500 people. Designival is the new name for the Design Symposium and is organised by Liverpool creative agencies Smiling Wolf, Black & Ginger and Uniform, and supported by ACME/Liverpool Vision.

“This is the biggest and best event we’ve held to date. It marks a significant shift. This is a celebration of the best, most innovative, most celebrated design across the world, and its now a multifaceted festival with fringe events, pop up shops, exhibitions and masterclasses” said Nick Howe, managing director of Uniform.

Events include a design-themed breakfast with guest speaker, masterclasses from Liverpool creatives Apposing, Milky Tea and Uniform, portfolio surgeries with Black & Ginger and Smiling Wolf, as well as an ‘architour’ across the city (in association with RIBA), studio tours, networking, exhibitions and an after-party.

Tickets include access to all Designival events, including keynote lectures, masterclasses and after party, all fringe events, and a free copy of The Designist city guide. Full price for the event will be £65 (plus booking fee). A limited number of early bird tickets are available for £50 (plus booking fee). Go here for tickets



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