EVENT: East London Design Show showcases and sells interior, fashion and product designs, from 2 to 4 December. Venue: Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V. Details: www.eastlondondesignshow.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS: Designing Modern Britain opens 3 December and tells the story of how inspiring and innovative design has transformed our lives. Venue: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1. Details: www.designmuseum.org.
Victoria & Albert Illustration Awards shows the best in British book and editorial design from the past year, from 7 December to 30 April. Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7. Details: www.vam.ac.uk.
Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means shows the work of the late Abram Games, one of the foremost practitioners in graphic design and poster art, until 13 January. Venue: Mackintosh Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, G3 6RQ.
TALKS: Big Ideas presents the reactions of four contemporary artists to the Dana Centre, on 5 December at 6.30pm. Venue: The Science Museum’s Dana Centre, 165 Queens Gate, London SW7. Details: www.danacentre.org.uk.
Connect Sheffield, presented by the Sign Design Society, is a talk by John Powner of Atelier Works and Mike Rawlinson of City ID on 7 December at 6.30pm. Venue: Wood & Wood Design, The Old School, Exton Street, Waterloo, London, SE1. Details: www.signdesignsociety.co.uk.