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What’s On

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…

Plymouth College of Art gets physical

YCN Studio has launched a campaign promoting Plymouth College of Art’s creative facilities and the importance of hands-on learning in arts education.

Green Week at LCC

London College of Communications has announced the line-up for its annual Green Week – a series of free talks, exhibitions and workshops exploring environmentally conscious creative work.

Tom Eckersley exhibition at LCC

An exhibition of Tom Eckersley’s poster work is to be staged the London College of Communication in January, marking the centenary of the British designer’s birth

Richard Turley

The creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek talks about stealing, using things you don’t like in your work, and rebelling against modernism

Any badge you like, so long as it’s one of these

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’

Hamish Muir at Typo Circle

The next Typographic Circle lecture will be given by Hamish Muir, co-founder of the hugely influential design studio 8vo from which sprang the journal Octavo

AGI Opens Up

Formed in 1952 as an elite club of graphic designers, the Alliance Graphique Internationale aged with its membership. But as AGI brings its Open conference to London for the first time, an injection of new blood has reinvigorated the body

The Numbers Game

From weekly ‘TechJams’ to one day workshops, entrepreneurs across the country are making learning digital coding accessible, sociable and fun

Talent Spotters: Liverpool John Moores Graphic Arts

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:

Join the club

In light of the recent news that Everton FC had decided to re-brand – and then decided not to – I thought it’d be interesting to have a skim through the unique branded history of our beloved and beautiful game