CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Barbican Weekend on technology for self expression, illustrator Rob Bailey in Manchester; Reasons to be Creative conference in London; Rick Poynor on concrete poet Dom Sylvester Houédard in New York; Paul Shaw on W.A. Dwiggins and David Hughes on the lost Guinness artwork, both at St Bride in London; photographer Robert Adams in Paris; and Mark Denton’s final ‘big chat about advertising’ in London…
Having written about Everton’s decision to rebrand on the CR blog, writes Craig Oldham, I tempted fate in seeking private solace in my beloved Barnsley FC seemingly being set on the town’s coat of arms as their crest (opinions on that one aside). But I was way off – the club is next in line for a public vote ‘brand refresh’
This year Liverpool’s Graphic Arts graduates shunned the traditional gallery space in favour of a bar – London’s Social, just off Oxford Street. Here wall space was unavailable, so work was projected in a slideshow onto a screen. The course is multidisciplinary, and output falls broadly into the categories of graphic design and illustration. Here are some of the highlights:
Speakers including Lord David Puttnam, Neville Brody and Emily Campbell debated the future of creative education last night at a lecture held by D&AD.