D&AD The Exhibition, from 27 May to 2 July, exhibits work nominated for the D&AD awards and gives an insight into the world of art direction. Expect to see international advertising and design, from billboard campaigns to innovative concepts.
Venue: Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester M4 3BG.
Design for Life, from 20 May to 17 June, is showing key pieces from the best in furniture design in the North West. Highlights include Gareth Neal’s organic structures and seating.
Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre, Bluecoat Chambers, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX.
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
The Red Dot Award, organised by Essen-based Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, rewards designers, consultancies and clients across categories including product design, design communication and design concept. Deadline is 16 June.
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards are judged on a project’s commercial performance. The awards are open to clients who apply with a design consultancy. Entry deadline is 7 June.
Prints Now, a lecture by Victoria & Albert Museum curators Gill Saunders and Rosie Miles on 31 May, discusses contemporary printmaking.
Venue: V&A, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7.