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Events

Nike Air Max Reinvent exhibition

  Five London artists, influenced by shoe design, heritage imagery and the London cultures of the time, have produced their own reinterpretations of a specific Air Max shoe. A limited edition Air Max Reinvent fanzine will also be available to attendees on the night, together with a signed hand painted, watercolour still from the Air...
Hsiao-chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa - The Public

Hsiao-chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa – The Public

This February, The Public welcomed artists Hsiao-chi Tsai from Taiwan and Kimiya Yoshikawa from Japan to create a visually stunning series of plant-like works within the gallery space. The multimedia and interactive experience involving collaborations with UK sound and interactive artists, is on display until 6 May 2013. Having first been displayed at PM Gallery...
Beyonderground festival

Beyonderground festival

Beyonderground is a creative festival that focuses on graphic design, illustration, performance and music. Over 2 days  in Hasselt, Belgium there will be lectures, workshops, live painting, music, food & drinks. Besides the two-day indoor festival the city of Hasselt will be claimed and renamed ‘beyon- derground graphic City’ for 1 month. 3 routes will...
YCN awards

YCN awards

Since 2001 YCN has been operating an international award programme for creative students. YCN is now seeking to elevate and recognise outstanding talent rising up within the industry. Open to creative professionals to have graduated within the last 8 years, the new YCN Professional Awards invite the submission of a portfolio showing four projects into categories...
BCN:MCR Thursday 21 February 2013

BCN:MCR Thursday 21 February 2013

A unique exhibition, uniting five of the best Barcelona based design agencies at 2022NQ, Manchester’ 21 February – 7 March 2013 ‘BCN:MCR’ premieres at 2022NQ on Thursday 21 February 2013 and is presented by Manchester-based designer, Dave Sedgwick. The exhibition unites, for the first time, five of the most innovative and cutting-edge, Barcelona based design...

Eye Candy: Birmingham Zine Festival

Also as part of Eye Candy is Birmingham Zine festival. BZF have a whole host of treats spanning from the 12th to the 15th of October. They have a Comic Art Exhibition, Screen priting workshop, badge making, live drawing and a party on Saturday night where Misty’s Big Adventure will be playing. The last time I saw them they...
Eye Candy - This Friday - Mr Bingo

Eye Candy – This Friday – Mr Bingo

This week sees the launch of Eye Candy Festival. Taking place over Friday, Saturday and Sunday it sees a whole plethora of creative things taking place across the Southside district of Birmingham. I’ll be posting more about the event over the next few days but for now I’ll concentrate on the speakers event on Friday...

The Penguin Pool – London -19th September

The Penguin Pool is Arup’s global creative events series designed to inform, inspire and entertain. It takes its name from Arup’s first project – the Penguin Pool at London Zoo. The next Penguin Pool event in the series has the theme of – Design you can’t see, but can feel, perceive and interact with. Lead...
Canvas Conf

Canvas Conf

383 Project, a creative agency based in Birmingham, announces details of Canvas. A new affordable single day web developer conference focused on new technologies and tools for building the next generation of the web. Speakers from well-known organistations such as Twitter, BBC R&D, Opera and BSKYB will deliver talks on responsive design, realtime web and...
Annual design awards

Annual design awards

The Annual Design Awards is a global recognition of cutting edge visual communications, set up to reward outstanding contributions within the Design industry. The Annual Design Awards are unlike any other design awards as they don’t offer hundreds of categories to enter, nor do they charge ridiculous entry fees so that only the large corporates can...

Pointe Blank and FAKE magazine

If you missed out on the latest Pointe Blank exhibition, fear not! They are teaming up with Fake Magazine and are doing a thing at 6/8 Kafe on Saturday from 2pm. Go check it out it looks good!
CMYKern v2

CMYKern v2

After a long hiatus  CMYKern is back. Hopefully you’ll find the new site feature rich and easier to engage with on a social level. We’re always looking to be better, so if you have any ideas on how we can improve the site in order make it a better experience for you, please let us...
Point Blank

Point Blank

Point Blank is a collection of original images inspired by the story of Coppélia. In a first-of-its-kind collaborative project for Birmingham Royal Ballet, 27 artists and designers have been invited to produce individual pieces of artwork based upon toymaker Doctor Coppélius, and his attempts to breathe life into his most prized creation. The results of...
FAKE magazine launch

FAKE magazine launch

FA K E is a collaborative project started by a fashion stylist and a graphic designer. The inspiration behind the publication was discovering that there was a wealth of unseen talent amongst our peers. We realised we had the perfect opportunity to showcase young, gifted, independent creatives. Not only this, there were a lot of interesting projects happening under...
Type writing symposium

Type writing symposium

Theres a type writing symposium on the 16th of March organised by the Typographic Hub at BCU. This symposium will explore the link between the typographer and the writer of words, be their texts literary, commercial, instructional or inspirational; whether they have been produced by a professional writer, graphic auteur or the casual passer-by who...

Multipack presents – This Saturday

Multipack presents three Multipack regulars; Gareth Brown, Andy Higgs and Paul Lloyd, as they talk about wireframing, AB testing, style guides and more. They meet beforehand at the Old Crown in Digbeth for lunch and a pint, before heading to the offices of One Black Bear for the presentations. Styleguides for the Web Paul Robert...
SAMPLE

SAMPLE

S A M P L E – U S – Sample, an annual exhibition which showcases the best work from a selection of Midland based creatives, launches at the Zellig in the Custard Factory this Friday 19th November with a preview event 6-10pm. It’s features some great artists, designers and photographers such as Mezzetty, Family and...
ESP salon with James Langdon

ESP salon with James Langdon

This Thursday sees James Langdon leading an informal skills session with examples of various publications, from lo-fi to big budget, and advice on preparing digital files.  If you need to prepare work for print, this event promises to offer expert advice on a whole range of options to ensure you get the results you want....
Justin Carter- Thinking Hand Scratching Head

Justin Carter- Thinking Hand Scratching Head

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Birmingham Zine Festival

Birmingham Zine Festival

Birmingham Zine Festival is taking place between 10th and 12th September. They will feature a wide range of self-published books, comics and magazines and also be showcasing a selection of artwork from artists connected to the alternative press. There’s a brilliant postcard exhibition which you can take part in and a zine fair at the...