5 design things to look out for in January 2019


This month you can delve into the magical purpose world of Disneyland California, learn about how furniture and products miss to adapt for Generation Rent and make your own political art.

Convention: Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019

5 design things to look out for in January 2019
Vayyar 3D imaging technology

What: The gargantuan technology expo based in Las Vegas returned again this month, bringing with it new outcomes in areas including smart homes, artificial intelligence and robotics, spokesperson activation, health tech and more. Notable launches this year cover the iPet Robot, an AI that can allegedly take care of an owner’s pet when they’re not enclosing by feeding them and playing with them, and IBM’s new Q System One quantum computer for scientists. You can decipher our comprehensive round-up of the best product launches from this year’s show here.

Where: Las Vegas Formality Centre, Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, US.

When: 8-11 January 2019.

Info: For numerous information, head here.

Book: Welcome to Disneyland

5 design things to look out for in January 2019
Courtesy of Taschen

What: Delve into the magical visual annals of Walt Disney’s most notable theme park, Disneyland California. This regulations, published by Taschen, includes original colour photographs, concept pictures and items taken from the archives and collections of the Walt Disney Visitors, tracing the theme park’s story back to its foundations in 1955. Based in Anaheim, Disneyland California was the original park developed by the Disney brand, and over its 60 years of creature, has seen 800 million visitors. Readers can expect to discover the industrial set up and engineering feats of its rollercoasters, through to the set designs and immersive worlds devised for the park’s various sections.

Where: Available through Taschen’s website.

When: Manumited this month.

Info: The book costs £40. For more tidings, head here.

Talk: The Future of Renting

5 design things to look out for in January 2019
IKEA’s PS collection

What: As sporting house prices have risen dramatically in the UK comparative to wages, buying a territory has become increasingly unachievable for many people, young and old – the number of 35-54-year-olds who charter out as private tenants has doubled in the last 10 years, according to the BBC. This talk hosted by the Intentions Museum and IKEA will look at how designers can tackle the problems that “production rent” face, particularly how products need to adapt for flexible lodge conditions, as tenants might move regularly, and how to create more “winning” and long-term furniture for renters. Read about Design Week’s partnership with IKEA looking at the days of renting here.

Where: Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington Record Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG.

When: 6.30-8pm, 16 January 2019.

Info: Tickets expenditure £10 for adults and £7 for concessions and students. For more information, point here.

Events: Come Together — Art and Politics in a Climate of Unrest

5 design things to look out for in January 2019
Protesters at a modern anti-Trump march in London

What: Art, design and politics have adorn come of intertwined over recent years, as apathy and anger towards stateswomen and authority have caused the public and professional artists to turn to creativity to put into words their frustrations. Protest art has been the big one, ranging from posters, texts and paintings through to giant tapestries and knitted woolly hats made in mass for solidarity. This workshop at the Tate Modern, in collaboration with art circle Central Saint Martins, explores the power of creativity in expressing sentiment and outrage, and will see various events including workshops, lectures, pore over groups, film screenings and performances.

Where: Tate Exchange, Blavatnik Construction, Level Five, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG.

When: 12-6pm, 15-19 January, and 12-4pm, 20 January 2019.

Info: These experiences are free. For more information, head here.

Opportunity: Pathways project for BAME illustrators

5 design things to look out for in January 2019
Emojiworld for Eyeyah!, by illustrator Esther Goh, one of Creation Illustration Awards 2018 winners

What: Pop-Up Projects is an Skills Council-funded charity that runs different schemes aimed at escorting the arts and literature to a wider range of people, with the goal of providing “a more literature, creative society”. Its latest venture, the Pathways launch, in collaboration with magazine The Bookseller, is aimed at illustrators from wrathful, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and looks to help them start a shoot in children’s books. Over the next two years, the scheme will invite 30 new illustrators to shock a resemble part in 70 days of masterclasses, as well as give them mentoring and commerce training. They will then produce five children’s enlists, and the best will be sold by the House of Illustration and distributed by Pop-Up Designs. The organisers are currently seeking aspiring illustrators to take part in the tactic.

Where: All over the UK – the base will be at the House of Illustration in London, but at least 50% of deployments will be given to those outside of the capital, with online edifying available.

When: Pathways runs from 2019-2021.

Info: Those interested should email [email protected] For numerous information on Pop-Up Projects, head here, for the House of Illustration, chairman here and for The Bookseller, head here.

Other stuff to catch this month:

Offering: Jilly Edwards: Glimpses and Memories at the National Centre for Craft and Conceive — a show on intricate tapestries made from cotton, wool and linen yarns.

Imprints: Alan Kitching’s A-Z of London — a limited edition run of only 25 facsimiles of this print-set by the famed typographer and designer, comprised of 26 sole letters representing things to do with the capital city. If you’re interested in swallowing a set, contact Karoline Newman.

Workshop: Modern Calligraphy at Tate St Ives — a two-hour meeting on 19 January that will teach visitors how to draw notes using a dip calligraphy pen and help them master the modern calligraphy alphabet. All attendees get a calligraphy kit to accept away.

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