14 June 2014
This year, the third edition of the East London Comics and Arts Festival will take place at a new venue in the city. This one-day show brings together publishers and talents in the area of comics, graphic arts and illustration from the British and international design and art scene.
Work and Play behind the Iron Curtain
20 June – 24 August 2014
The Gallery for Russian Arts and Design (GRAD) is committed to providing an international audience into Russian art, culture and design through exhibitions, publications and events. The forthcoming exhibition “Work and Play behind the Iron Curtain” features over 50 key objects from Russian design between the 1917 Revolution and the Perestroika in the 1980s.
Kieser, Posters21.01.2017 – 23.07.2017
High altitude wind kites.TwingTec
The time when we could use energy without a care for wastefulness is long gone. The resources that we still use today will be exhausted in only a few years’ time, meaning that we need to exploit new, efficient and above all sustainable ways of energy production. A glimmer of hope may be provided by high altitude wind systems which are more flexible, cheaper and more reliable than usual wind power plants.
Three questions to: Sawdust. Display Typeface for Wired UK
Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton are the creative minds behind the London design studio Sawdust. They develop typography and visual identities for brands, events and publications. They were commissioned by Wired UK magazine to design a display font for three articles on technological innovations. As the font was to be used for headlines and subheadings, it required a striking, modern look that would reflect the theme of the article. The Wired logo and the Neutraface and Euclid fonts used within the magazine served as inspiration. We talked to the designers about the result.
Chez M. Le Corbusier
Galerie Braubachfive, Frankfurt
12 June – 31 July 2014
The artist Laura J Gerlach takes on a previously unstudied subject in her photographic work Chez M. Le Corbusier: Le Corbusier’s theory of colours Polychromie architectural. The photographs examine the interaction between architecture and colour in the spaces of the Villa La Roche in Paris, designed and built by Le Corbusier between 1923 and 1925.
Tom Gauld.High Noon Special
4 June 2014, 7pm
Monsters, robots and people from the Stone Age are all recurring characters in the cartoons, book covers and illustrations of Tom Gauld, who has worked as an illustrator and comic artist for a number of prestigious newspapers and publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times and the Washington Post. He will give an evening lecture in Darmstadt for High Noon.
This is modern
Palazzo Ca’Tron, Venice
8 June – 1 August 2014
The first Werkbund exhibition – a manifesto of modernity – took place a century ago in Cologne. The Deutscher Werkbund Berlin branch is marking this anniversary with an exhibition as part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, and using it as an opportunity to examine contemporary positions in architecture and design.
Closing date: 15 August 2014
To mark Lucerne’s poster festival which is being held for the fourth time, a student competition, Weltformat, will be held. This year the theme is pleasure.
The Weather Diaries.3rd Nordic Fashion Biennale
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
– 21 September 2014
Although humans have been trying to liberate themselves from Nature for thousands of years, they are still subject to her influences. Anyone interested in fashion design – in particular for largely unknown work hailing from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands – and who would like to explore the question of Nature’s influence on human creativity is recommended to visit “The Weather Diaries” exhibition running until 21 September 2014 in the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt as part of the third Nordic Fashion Biennale.
Jewelry and Photography
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
- 14 September 2014
For over 150 years now - since the invention of photography - there has been an interplay between jewelry and photography. In MAD, there are currently 170 objects, of which 10 are video works, by more than 80 jewelry designers and artists hailing from over 20 countries, and which provide an overview of photographic jewelry displays.
Kerning. International Conference on Typography
Cinema Teatro Sarti, Faenza
5 – 6 June 2014
This will be the second time that the Cinema Teatro Sarti in the old quarter of the Italian town of Faenza will host a conference. On 5 and 6 June, everything will be revolving around typography workshops and lectures.
One Design Week
20 - 29 June 2014
We are all nomads – this is the theme of this year’s One Design Week in Plovdiv. Thanks to the internet, laptops and smart phones no one has to remain in one place anymore but can do their work on the move and network. In different projects, designers and researchers tackle the question how this development changes the way we communicate and live.
Slanted Magazine #23.And: Slanted Conference
By page 1 of the red issue, you are already in the thick of it: it starts off with Eric Andersen, continues with Ludovic Balland, Angela Thomas, Jacques Borel, Bringolf Irion Vögeli, and many more. For two weeks, the Slanted editorial team travelled around Switzerland and visited a total of 23 graphic designers and font designers and their studios. The photos and interviews that came from this tour, complemented by essays, illustrations and other articles, provide an insight into the current Swiss graphic scene. Switzerland is not only the focus of the current edition of form but also of Slanted #23. The two issues can be bought as a Swiss Package for 29.90 euros.
6th cxi conference
University of Applied Sciences, Mainz
11 June 2014
Developing a corporate identity is a complex process in which the essence of a brand is distilled into a concise design. The aim of the 6th Corporate Identity Conference in Mainz is to show how this process is accomplished between the client and the creative agency.
India meets The Netherlands
Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
5 June 2014
In spite of their differences, one thing that unites the Netherlands and India is their common future: the challenge and the opportunity of an ever-more populated planet. For this reason, the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam has invited lecturers and students from the Apeejay Education Society and the Apeejay Stya University in India to network and discuss topics at a conference about the connection between education, the economy and creativity.
make me! Competition
Submission deadline: 31 May 2014
The aim of the make me! competition is to offer a platform to young designers who want to use their designs to create unconventional solutions for current issues.
14th Nippon Connection Film Festival
27 May – 1 June 2014
Originally the initiative of two film studies students, the Nippon Connection Festival featuring Japanese film and culture takes place this year in Frankfurt for the 14th time.
Wilhelm Wagenfeld.Form is only a part of the whole
23 May – 28 September 2014
Wilhelm Wagenfeld is one of the most successful German industrial designers of the twentieth century. To mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Stiftung, the foundation is staging an exhibition which will not only illustrate the development of his design but also give an insight into Wagenfeld’s thoughts and actions.
Housewarming Illustrator Talks
2 Granary Square, London
20 May – 20 June 2014
The House of Illustration has found its permanent home in King’s Cross London and this summer it is throwing open its doors to everyone interested in illustration. The art of illustration will be exhibited there, taught and used as a learning tool.
Hybrid Talks. Rethinking Prototyping
Hybrid Lab, TU Berlin
22 May 2014
At what point in the development of a product can we say that it is a prototype? As early as the first sketch? Once there is a model? Or is the finished result only a prototype on the way to improvements? On 22 May, the Hybrid Talks at the Technical University Berlin will be looking at these and other issues in detail.
Social Design. History, Practice, Perspectives
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
23 – 24 May 2014
The social components of design and the responsibility of the designer in society have in recent years increasingly moved into the focus of the design-aware public. Representatives of various areas of design in the hanseatic city of Hamburg have subjected concepts and understanding of social design to critical reflection.
Sight Unseen Offsite
200 Lafayette Street, New York
16 – 20 May 2014
In addition to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair held in New York, there is another exciting event to visit in the Soho area of the city. Sight Unseen Offsite is presenting the works from innovative design studios and established brands.
Exhibition Design.Magic Moments
Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt
5 June 2014
How is the substance of a brand translated into engaging design that is unmistakable and unique? What does successful brand communication look like in a three-dimensional space? The German Design Council promises answers to these questions and many more at the Exhibition Design – Magic Moments conference it is organising as part of its “Iconic Conferences” series.
Designforum Steiermark, Graz
16 May – 22 June 2014
Design is taught at over 70 universities, technical schools and colleges in the Czech Republic - and the work emerging from these places has been recognised over the past 25 years as part of the New G(o)ods competition.
Obituary. Hans Hillmann (1925–2014)
Anyone who regularly visited the cinema in the 1950s,’60s and ‘70s might be less familiar with his name than his work: Hans Hillmann, major German graphic artist and illustrator. He designed around 130 film posters for Neue Filmkunst, the film distribution company in Göttingen. He passed away on 4 May 2014 at the age of 88 whilst working in his studio in Frankfurt. This is an occasion for us to pay tribute to his life’s work.
Let’s talk about sport
La Cambre, Brussels
15 May 2014
The Mode And Design Center in Brussels is hosting a conference on the theme of sport and design to mark the World Cup taking place this summer.
Radical Change. Mainzer Designgespräche
20 May 2014
To compete successfully in the market nowadays companies must be adaptable. Change is their constant companion and this must be managed. Against this backdrop, this year’s Mainzer Designgespräche have taken the theme of “Radical Change – Transformation Management”.
Mikro Makro. Nano-structural architectures
Berlin University of the Arts
– 15 May 2014
Designtransfer at Berlin University of the Arts displays sculptures that put into focus that which is invisible to humans. This involves objects of carbon fibre whose shapes in the nanostructures of the material inspired the designer Matthias Wisniewski.
Graphic Design. History and Practice
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano
19 May 2014
The one-day conference “Graphic Design – History and Practice” is aimed at design historians and designers interested in the relationship between the history of graphic design and design practice.
19 – 25 May 2014
The Interactive Cologne festival offers visitors conferences on digital media, digital society, digital economy and mobility at six locations in the city between 19 and 25 May 2014.
From Colours to Knots
Blickfang Basel. International design fair
9 – 11 May 2014
The three-day international design fair Blickfang [grabbing attention] takes place from tomorrow. Exhibits will include lighting, fashion, accessories, furniture, stationery and jewellery.
MAK Design Lab
Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Vienna
12 May 2014
MAK Vienna is expanding its collection of applied art, design, architecture and contemporary art on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. In celebration of the anniversary on 12 May from 6–11 p.m. the MAK Design Lab will be introduced. It will then be open regularly from 13 May.
Paperwork. A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
1 April – 11 May 2014
The controversial view of the digital age as an era allegedly consuming print media is countered by designers and artists with continuous examples. Now London’s ICA is applying itself to visual experiments of our time in the form of scrapbooks in its exhibition “Paperwork – A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks”.
Handmade in Britain 14. Design and Crafts Fair
9 – 11 May 2014
The origins of combining crafts, art and design are found in the Arts & Crafts movement in Britain. Since the British are well-known for maintaining traditions, the 14th Design and Crafts Fair features products exclusively made by designers and craftspeople hailing from Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland who are part of this cultural tradition.
25th anniversary Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein
11 May 2014, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A quarter of a century ago, the entrepreneur Rolf Fehlenbaum and Alexander von Vegesack laid the cornerstone for probably one of the world’s most important design museums which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Simon Mager. Form follows Sound
Are there any parallels between music and graphic design? Can sound be a source of inspiration for designers? How do musical techniques and structures transfer onto a visual plane? Simon Mager tackles these questions in his bachelor’s thesis “Form follows Sound” which he wrote on his Visual Communication course at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences. We spoke to him about his research and his finished book.
What Design Can Do. Ticket raffle
8 – 9 May 2014
When experienced designers in various disciplines meet in the centre of Amsterdam to discuss the influence and effects of design, it must surely be the two-day international festival taking place with its conference, workshops and film screenings. We are raffling a ticket for What Design Can Do.
Joseph Binder Award
Submission deadline: 31 May 2014
Designers, illustrators and students in relevant subject areas are invited to submit their projects for the 12th design competition which was founded in 1996 and named after the Austrian graphic designer Joseph Binder (1898–1972).