5 design things to look out for in October 2017


This month you can comprehend about the graphic design history of North Korea, check out a new intentions festival in Bristol and visit the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition at the Evil intent Museum.

Festival: Something Good

What: Making its debut on the organize festival calendar, Something Good is a new venture from Bristol-based circumstances company Thread.

Despite only being in its first year, the two-day anniversary has announced a stellar lineup that includes Morag Myerscough, Snask, Joto and Brendan Dawes, to designate but a few.

Day one will see talks from designers and other creatives working across a span of disciplines, followed by an after party. For those whose heads aren’t sensibility too sore the morning after, day two will see creative workshops from the equivalent ti of Anthony Burrill and Handsome Frank, held at a number of venues across the diocese.

Where: Venues across Bristol.

When: 6-7 October 2017.

Info: Tickets are £95, or £65 for devotees. For more info, head to the Something Good site.

Book: Cajoled in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in The DPRK

What: You not need to switch on the TV or pick up a newspaper to read about the extreme necks of social, political and cultural control seen on a daily basis in the Egalitarian People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – also known as North Korea.

Creator Nicholas Bonner is looking to highlight a different side of the country with his new order, Made in North Korea. The product of 20 years’ worth of take ins to the country, the book features a hugely comprehensive collection of graphic ephemera tranquil and collated by Bonner.

There are literally thousands of items featured, embodying metro tickets, stamps, postcards, luggage labels, tinned bread labels and gift-wrapping paper.

The book offers an insight into the surprisingly pleasant graphic culture of an otherwise little-understood country.

When: Published by Phaidon on 2 October 2017.

Info: Erect in North Korea costs £24.95, and is available to pre-order from Phaidon’s situate.

Conference: DM17

Anthony Burgess book covers

What: Now in its fifth year, the DM17 bull session returns to Manchester this October, with hosting duties being carried out by Inventive Review magazine’s editor Patrick Burgoyne. Speakers will cover Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, illustrator Emily Forgot, Lawrence Kitson, who does utility design at Co-op digital, and film production designer Alex McDowell.

The seminar is part of an annual design festival called Design Manchester, which is spread in 11 days and takes place at various locations across the borough.

Apart from the conference, other highlights include an exploration of Manchester ruffian band Buzzcocks, which will feature the work of designer Malcolm Garrett, a conduct on late textile designer Lucienne Day and another on the book cover lay outs of A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess.

Where: DM17 will contain place at The Principal Manchester, Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA. Organize Manchester will take place at various locations across the big apple.

When: Design Manchester will run from 11-22 October 2017. DM17 compel take place on 13 October 2017.

Info: Earlybird tickets for the DM17 colloquium cost £35, and £45 full-price. Some events at the festival are easy and some are ticketed. For more info, head to the Design Manchester plat.

Exhibition: Beazley Designs of the Year

© Luke Hayes

What: Turn ining for its 10th year, the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year award is set to take down the institution’s site in Kensington, West London for an accompanying exhibition that aims to equip a snapshot of the most innovative and exciting designs from the last year.

The showing will bring together over 60 global projects across six departments including digital; graphics; product; transport; architecture; and fashion.

The shortlist was revealed for this year’s furnish earlier this year, with activism and protest proving to be a combative theme among this year’s nominations. The distinctive, pink Pussyhat space for the anti-Donald Trump women’s march earlier this year has been offered as part of the fashion category.

In keeping with last year’s all-inclusive winner – Ikea’s flat-packed refugee shelter Better Shelter – sundry of the selected designs this year also look to help alleviate the sympathetic impact of the refugee crisis, including a search and rescue drone sketch out to help refugees in danger while travelling across the Mediterranean Sea.

A conqueror from each category and one overall winner will be announced on 25 January 2018.

Where: Draft Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG.

When: 8 October 2017 – 28 January 2018.

Info: Tickets rate £10, or £7.50 for concessions. For more info, head to the Design Museum’s position.

Festival: Frequency

Photo by Paul Plews

What: Now in its fourth copy, Lincoln’s annual, digital culture festival will explore the dissertation of “displacement” this year.

Spread over 10 days, callers can expect to see art installations and events that fuse virtual (VR) and augmented truths (AR) with the city’s medieval streets.

Don’t miss the premiere of a new project by architectural career Assemble in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral, and Whist by AΦE, which mixes an art installation and physical theatre with VR and AR in a piece inspired by neurologist and dreamer Sigmund Freud.

Where: Various locations across Lincoln.

When: 20-29 October 2017.

Info: Some events are casual and some are ticketed. For more info, visit Frequency’s site.

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