The London Design Festival is up and running: here’s our guide to events that may be of interest to CR readers and some info on this year’s LDF identity
Here’s our pick of the rest:
The Designs of Lou Dorfsman
Retrospective including a 2D replica of Dorfsman’s famous Gastrotypographicassemblage for the CBS Building cafeteria
Kemistry Gallery, until October 30
The Smalls short film fest
The Gallery Soho, Sept 22&23
Anti Design Festival
An installation trail about Clerkenwell created by the design consultancy
Designbridge, Sept 20-24
Mortar & Pestle: a celebration
31 emerging creatives are invited to produce a poster about one day in August
The City Arts & Music Project, Sept 23-30
The writers’ organisation create 26 stories about 26 objects from the V&A’s British Galleries
V&A, Sept 18-26
Collection of orange wrappers from design studio Hyperkit
Taschen store, until September 28
Breakfast Talks With The Times
Including Thomas Heatherwick, Neville Brody
Moquette for London
The story behind London Transport’s famous moquette pattern
Transport Museum, September 22
Also, look out for Emerge, featuring young designers as chosen by Domenic Lippa, who were each asked to design a poster around a single letter. The results will be displayed in various tube stations and at The Cube.
Full programme details here.
And talking of Lippa, the Pentagram partner has again created the identity for the Festival.
Apparently, “this year’s mark is all about creativity reacting against the formality of last year’s clean typographic approach,” Pentagram say. It features a handpainted alphabet by Beatrice Blumenthal, one of Lippa’s team at Pentagram.