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Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece

At Somerset House. 12 Nov – 31 Jan. Free. No need to say anymore – surely will be amazing.

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#Nicer Tuesdays – It’s Nice That

#Nicer Tuesdays curated, organised by It’s Nice That is something that is worth a look. Run on the last Tuesday of every month… Really ‘nice’ touch that they share the presentations online via youtube and their own website. Absolute shed loads of films to look through – fantastic speakers and great inspiration resource. Film below of Karl Toomey discussing humour and his creation of Gary Goals – a lovely idea and wonderfully realised.

No doubt seen via @itsnicethat.

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Hort @ KK Outlet

I have come across Hort’s work, specifically the Nike promotion ‘Witness’ with Lebron James. Basically an agency that really looks like that they still enjoy their work even though they are celebrating being 20 years old – reminds me of the energy of the work of Neasden Control Centre.

So it is great to see they have a free exhibition at the KK Outlet – (KesselsKramer) – found via the always on the money: It’s Nice That.

Exhibition Runs: 12 – 27 September over in Hoxton Square, N1

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William Klein

William Klein exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery just off the Kings Road in London town… Don’t know too much about this photographer but he has a ‘mixture of reportage and fashion prints…’ – exhibition ends 6 September…

Seen via the Independent Magazine (5 May 2014).

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Printout – Designing difference

First time that I have made it to a Printout event. What a great hour / hour and an half – organised and hosted by Jeremy Leslie (MagCulture) and Steve Watson (Stack). 3 interesting magazines given a showcase by their designers – (Winter / A magazine for all seasons, Talc and mono-cultur). Printout events (I think) focus just on magazines but any designer or non-designer, in any field, (basically everyone) for that matter should check these events out. Just £6.

My preference in terms of subject and design would be Winter (designed/created by Ana Lessing and Kevin Braddock) and mono-cultur (designed/created by Kai van Rabenau). Certainly will be making a trip to Magma (if they stock them) to get myself a copy.

Some poor questions from the audience (either too long winded/self-important or just plain drunk!) – ended the night – questions that I have thought of since – how far from the initial designs, layout is the finished product?, who is the audience for these magazines and who buys them?, why do the contributors give up their time for small independent magazines – do they get something from this? and lastly how long did it take to put together – (last question from Chung).

For a far more detailed commentary on the night, check out Steve Watson’s site.

(Can’t quite work out at 3 in the morning if Steve Watson’s – Stack is the same as Monocle’s – The Stack..?)

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Dave Trott

Dave Trott (talks to Al Young)…new talk from the Typographic Circle.

Not too sure how I have not come across him or his work – but looking at the brief bio… ‘The legendary creative Dave Trott; the man responsible for some of the most memorable ads of the last 30 years is back by popular demand.’

Thursday 30 Jan – 7pm

Worth checking out his rather nicely worded blog posts that appear on the Campaign magazine website.

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FHK Henrion

FHK Henrion – talk (held by/at the St Bride Foundation) 15 Jan 2014.

Words from St Bride: 2014 is the centenary of the birth of FHK Henrion, the most important British graphic designer of the twentieth century. Born in Germany, Henrion lived and worked in Britain from the 1930s until his death in 1990. During that time he worked as a celebrated poster artist, and later as one of the global pioneers of corporate identity. He was a product designer, educator and design evangelist, and no one did more to professionalise British graphic design at a time when it was still a cottage industry. Many of Henrion’s groundbreaking logos and identities remain in use today, amongst them Tate & Lyle, Blue Circle Cement and KLM.

Also a new Unit Editions book on FHK Henrion.

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TCO London pop-up shop

The Church of London (creators of LWL and Huck) have a little pop-up shop at Old St tube till 3rd Dec…

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The School of Life

The School of Life – first up I absolutely love the look of their website. Really simple and calm but lovingly put together.

Essentially (in their words) a ‘cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life’ which they do via talks, products, classes, books etc..etc.. More to follow when I have really had time to look through in more depth.

I mean who wouldn’t want a pencil sets with the words Bricolage or Anagnorisis? Pretentious, moi?!

(thanks to Roisin for the find)

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Designer Breakfasts

Designer Breakfasts is the hub for people who own or work in a creative business. Our events offer a chance to get out of the studio and hear from, meet and share ideas and experiences with your peers and competitors. I guess a London version of SwissMiss’ Creative Mornings – either way a great line up and a great idea.

In their words ‘Established in 2005 by designers Amanda Tatham and Mike Abrahams, who then worked in collaboration with Pippa Crawford of The Ministry of Love until 2011, Designer Breakfasts runs events exploring the themes of entrepreneurship; new business models such as co-ownership and co-creation; selling creative thinking rather than simply outputs; and taking designers’ vision to SMEs’

Previous talks and sessions are on their website.

Next talk 16th July @ the Design Museum featuring Danny Millar (founder of Little White Lies / The Church of London) and James Hilton (AKQA).

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