CR’s pick of forthcoming exhibitions, design events and creative activities including Prix Pictet at the V&A, Wallace & Gromit in Bristol, Semi Permanent Sydney, Birds Eye View film festival at Canary Wharf Screen, 100 years of Type in Design at AIGA in New York, letterpress workshops with Alan Kitching, Paul McKee’s print show for vinyl lovers in London, and GIF art from 15Folds in London…
Until 14 Jun
Finalists work for the fifth international prize for photography and sustainability are on display in the V&A’s Porter Gallery, including Michael Schmidt’s winning series Lebensmittel, which explores the global food industry (pictured above). An evening of discussion around the theme of this year’s awards, consumption, also takes place tonight. Read more about the shortlisted photographers on the CR blog here.
Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board
M Shed, Bristol
24 May – 7 Sep
Explore the world of Aardman’s most loved duo at this new exhibition, which includes a selection fo the real models and recognisable sets used in the films, Nick Park’s notebooks, storyboards and more. Find out about the inspiration behind the stories, the characters, and the (Bristolian) creators behind them, in a series of themed rooms recreating familiar settings from the films. Cracking.
Semi Permanent Sydney
Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to celebrate all things design, including graphics, film, art, illustration, web design, photography, VFX, animation, graffiti, motion graphics, and more.
The main conference features a diverse selection of speakers including director and designer Mike Mills, illustrator Kate Moross, art director Paul Belford, W + K partner John Jay, creative director of Wired Billy Sorrentino, and artist Mr Brainwash. Plus screenings, exhibitions, workshops and other events will run alongside.
Birds Eye View: Past, Present and Future
Canary Wharf Screen, London
Until 17 August
In collaboration with London Underground, Bird’s Eye View film festival are curating a site-specific film season, spotlighting women filmmakers, whilst exploring different ways of using film to engage with the Canary Wharf Screen space. To celebrate the centenary of pioneering animator Joy Batchelor, and creator of the 1954 animation of Orwell’s Animal Farm, four of her works will be projected on a large screen in the concourse of Canary Wharf Underground station as part of the season.
Century: 100 years of Type in Design
AIGA Natioanl Design Center, New York
Until 18 Jun
An exhibition celebrating 100 years of type in design, organised by Monotype and designed by AIGA Medalist and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller. The exhibition will trace the evolution from typeface to fonts in use, with production drawings from leading designers throughout history, proofs, posters, books, advertising, packaging and other ephemera.
Alan Kitching’s Concise Letterpress Typography Workshop
Alan Kitching’s Kennington workshop, London
30-31 May, 27-28 Jun
Two-day hands-on workshop on the fundamentals of typography with renowned typographer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching. The course gives participants an understanding of the skills required for typesetting and letterpress printing, plus sessions include guest practitioners, and the most successful works will be considered fro inclusion in a new publication called The Typography Workshop (from Broadside).
Thud, Crackle, Pop
37 Kingsway, London
A pop-up exhibition for vinyl lovers from Pete McKee in a space reimagined as a record store. McKee hopes to recreate the thrill of finding that rare gem whilst digging amongst racks of records. There’s only one of each print available and the collection includes limited edition signed proofs, so get digging.
#Everything All At Once
48 Hoxton Square, London
22 – 29 May
A show of recent GIF artwork by 20 contemporary artists, curated by GIF art enthusiasts 15Folds. Each artist was asked to respond to the theme of ‘everything all at once’ – a reference to the vastness of internet culture. Visitors will be prompted to download a smartphone app from Plague Projects, and interact with the work in the gallery. For more info about taking part in 15Folds, visit the website to test creations in the GIF maker, or email email@example.com.
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