It’s September! (How did that happen?!)
Here’s the ellodave round up of things to look out for and forward to in the design world this month.
things to see.
C L O S E T O H O M E
DUST Rising Exhibition 8th Sept – 20th Oct | Hanley, Stoke on Trent
DUST Rising sees artists associated with Stoke-on-Trent show new artwork in response to the heritage and happenings referencing either history or contemporary use of featured buildings. A ‘Dust Trail’ map available in venues around the city will guide visitors to exhibitions in the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, the Town Hall, Bethesda Chapel as well as City Library, AirSpace Gallery and EN Gallery, RAWR and Bottlecraft in Piccadilly. There’ll also be special events taking place during the exhibition.
Cover to Cover: Roald Dahl around the world exhibition 12th – 15th Sept | Birmingham Hippodrome
Published over 200 million times in 59 different languages, Roald Dahl’s tales are enjoyed by children and adults alike all over the globe. The Cover to Cover exhibition showcases illustrations reproduced from the collection of The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, and features familiar British covers from Quentin Blake alongside the not-so-familiar from artists further afield.
W O R T H A T R I P
London Design Festival 2018 15th – 23rd Sept | Venues across London
London Design Festival celebrates London as the design capital of the world. The festival runs at venues and institutions across the city, and covers ALL genres of design – architecture, graphic design, textiles and fashion, craft, product design, interiors and furniture and, of course, digital. The graphic design programme alone is jam packed with conferences, workshops, exhibitions and more – we can’t wait!
Brighton Digital Festival 13th Sept – 13th Oct | Locations throughout Brighton
The Brighton Digital Festival both celebrates Brighton’s creativity, innovative digital economy and top-level arts scene and provides space for meaningful discussion about the role of digital technology in life, culture and the future. It aims to encourage people across the city to experience and explore digital technology and culture through a huge range of workshops, talks, hands-on events, exhibitions and more.
things to watch.
Rams by Gary Hustwit
Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design and the world at large with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe. His work has influenced the way most of today’s consumer products look and function. Gary Hustwit has been granted unprecedented access to create the first feature-length documentary about his life and work, simply titled Rams, and it’s due to be released this month. In Hustwit’s words, “Rams is a design documentary, but it’s also a rumination on consumerism, materialism, and sustainability. Dieter’s philosophy is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live. It’s about getting rid of distractions and visual clutter, and just living with what you need.”
and make sure you check out…
…the 100 finalists for creative community EyeEm’s annual photography competition, which this year received over 700,000 submissions from more than 100,000 photographers in over 150 countries – making it the world’s largest photography competition. EyeEm’s panel of judges have selected the top 10 images from each of nine categories, plus shortlisted 10 photographers for Photographer of the Year, and all will be exhibited at the inaugural Berlin Photo Week 10-14 October in Berlin, where the winners will be announced. You can view the finalists here.
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