Top 5 design things to look out for in December

Check out some new illustration, investigate some art and start preparing for Christmas…

Work by Malika Favre, who was on the selection panel for this year’s London Illustration Fair
Work by Malika Favre, who was on the selection panel for this year’s London Illustration Fair

Event: London Illustration Fair

What: The London Illustration Fair will showcase the work of 50 emerging illustrators chosen by a panel of judges. You can see some of their work here. The event will also feature pop-up shops, installations, murals and classes.

When: 4-6 December

Where: The Bargehouse, Southbank, London

Info: For more information visit the London Illustration Fair website.

Tangent Graphic's Turner Prize branding
Tangent Graphic’s Turner Prize branding

Art Competition: The Turner Prize

What: The winner of the 2015 Turner Prize is set to be announced. On the shortlist are Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel, Nicole Wermers and architecture practice Assemble. An exhibition of their work is being held in Glasgow, with branding by Tangent Graphic.

When: 7 December.

Where: An exhibition of the shortlisted artists’ work is being held at the Tramway in Glasgow. The announcement will also be broadcast on Channel 4.

Info: For more information visit the Tate’s Turner Prize website.

The Belong. Here. Now. installation, by Airbnb and Design With Company
The Belong. Here. Now. installation, by Airbnb and Design With Company

Festival: Design Miami

What: This year’s Design Miami festival features talks from the likes of Yves Béhar and Mohsen Mostafavi as well as installations from Airbnb, Swarovski and Audi. There is also the Design Curio programme, which invites designers, curators, innovators and gallerists to present “cabinets of curiosity” throughout the fair.

When: 2-6 December

Where: Miami, USA

Info: For more information visit the Design Miami website.

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Shopping: Cockpit Arts Open Studios

What: The Cockpit Arts Open Studios event will be held across two sites – Holborn from 26-29 November and Deptford from 3-6 December. As well as taking a look into studios, you’ll also be able to buy work directly from more than 170 designer-makers.

When: 3-6 December.

Where: 18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ.

Info: For more information visit the Cockpit Arts website.

Finishing touches being put to Selfridges Christmas display © Matt Writtle 2015
Finishing touches being put to Selfridges Christmas display
© Matt Writtle 2015

Festive fun: Christmas shopping displays

What: The major retailers are already rolling out their festive window displays. with Topman enlisting Projection Artworks to develop and Arctic theme and the likes of Liberty and Harrods creating their own works in-house.

When: Until Christmas.

Where: On a high street near you.

Info: For more information see our round-up of Christmas retail window displays.

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