5 design things to look out for in September

This coming month you can catch a new installation by Wolfgang Buttress at Wirksworth Festival, or explore this year’s London Design Festival, including talks hosted by the Design Week team.

Festival: London Design Festival


What: The brainchild of Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans, every September the London Design Festival celebrates the country’s best thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators from the world of design.

This year, Design Week are hosting several events during the festival, including a panel talk on building brand awareness featuring NB Studio creative director, Nick Finney.

The Design Week team are also hosting a discussion at Design Junction called Dyslexic Design, based on an exhibition of the same name, a panel talk about the future of packaging, and a session with Supergraphics founders, Eva Kellenberger and Sebastian White.

Where: Various locations across London.

When: 17-25 September.

Info: Find out more information here.

Book: Logotype mini


What: Four years after the release of Logotype, design journalist Michael Evamy is set to release Logotype mini, which is intended to be an essential resource for both designers and students.

Designed by Pentagram partners, the book includes more than 1,300 visual typographic identities created by almost 250 different design studios, including Landor, Wolff Olins and Vignelli Associates.

When: Released in September 2016.

Info: The book will be published by Laurence King.

Event: Risorama


What: Risorama describes itself as a “one-day adventure in risography”. Once marketed to schools as a cheap copier, risograph printing has become popular among graphic designers, zine makers and art insitutions.

The one-day event will showcase well-known riso printers from all over the world, including Risotto (Glasgow), Tan & Loose Press (Chicago) and Bananafish Books (Shanghai).

There will also be a number of drop-in workshops for people to learn more about how it works and make their own prints.

When: Saturday 3 September.

Where: Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY.

Info: Entry is free, and the event runs from 11am-6pm. Find out more information here.

Festival: Wirksworth Festival


What: Now more than 20 years old, Wirksworth Festival transforms the Derbyshire market town of Wirksworth into a gallery and performance venue for two weeks every September.

During its trailblazing Art & Architecture Trail Weekend, the entire town becomes a gallery with over 150 artists and designer makers exhibiting and selling their work everywhere from stone cottages to churches.

The rest of the festival includes a selection of performance, fringe events and installations.

The lineup this year includes a specially commissioned installation by Wolfgang Buttress at St Mary’s Church, continuing the bee theme explored by The Hive, which is currently on display at Kew Gardens in London.

When: 9-25 September.

Where: Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Info: Prices vary depending on the individual event. Find out more information here.

Event: Friday Late: Colour


What: The theme for the London Transport Museum’s Friday Late is colour, and will celebrate the Capital’s most famous hues – from the blue on the Underground’s Victoria line to the red of London’s buses.

Visitors can expect a mix of workshops, talks about the psychology of colour and why the circle line is yellow, as well as a pop-up nail bar offering tube-themed manicures.

When: Friday 9 September.

Where: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB.

Info: Tickets cost £12 for adults and £10 for concessions, and the event runs from 6.45pm-10pm. Find out more information here.

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