CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including In the Making at the Design Museum London, Visualized information design conference in New York, a talk on the graphic art of the Harry Potter films at St Brides in London, Kid Acne in Sheffield, David Bailey’s Stardust photography show in London, and radical dutch graphic designer Jan van Toorn at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art …
In the Making
Design Museum, London
Until 4 May
Product designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby explore their fascination with manufacturing processes in this new Design Museum show. Over 20 objects are being exhibited mid-manufacture from the factory floor in an unfinished state, revealing the unexpected and surprising methods behind the creation of some of our most familiar objects. Read more about the show in next month’s issue of Creative Review.
Times Center, New York
As the way in which we interact and understand data changes, designing data-driven narratives that visualise human experience also develops. This two-day conference explores the evolution of communication, with experts talking about the intersecting areas of big data, storytelling and design.
The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films
St. Bride Foundation, London
Talk from Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, who spent ten years creating graphic props from the film adaptations of JK Rowling’s bestselling series of novels, discussing their involvement in the film and the role of a graphic prop designer. Read more about last year’s exhibition of the work on the CR blog here.
Kid Acne: Standard Practice
B&B Gallery, Sheffield
6 Feb – 1 Mar
Illustration and print showcase of selected works from the past 15 years of Kid Acne’s studio practice, alongside new and re-imagined pieces from the Acne Archives. His formative years were spent graffiti painting, making zines and releasing DIY hip-hop/punk records, and now his work is commissioned by big brands including Kenzo, Prada, Elle, Levis and Volkswagen.
National Portrait Gallery, London
6 Feb – 1 June
The glamorous and the notorious, from icons to lesser known faces – David Bailey has picked a selection of his portraits from the last five decades for a new show at the National Portrait Gallery, including, filmmakers, fashion icons, designers, photographers, models, artist, and people he met whilst travelling. The exhibition will include a variety or work from the legendary photographer, including the acclaimed 1960s series Box of Pin-Ups, documentary work from Papua New Guinea and London’s east end, and rooms devoted to the Rolling Stones and Catherine Bailey.
Jan van Toorn: Dialogue with the Public
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Until 9 Feb
Last chance to catch this retrospective exhibition, with work from the radical and influential dutch designer and ‘visual journalist’ Jan van Toorn. Work on show, from the 1970s to the present, includes human rights posters, photographic pamphlets, children’s stamps, political calendars, books, magazines, archival photos of the designer and other original photomontages and prints.
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