Top 5 design things to look out for in November

Watch a graphic design film, check out a new typeface and see some award-winning work – top design things to do this month.

Film: Made You Look

What: Made You Look is a documentary about the UK’s graphic arts scene. Made by Anthony Peters, the film features interviews with the likes of Fred Deakin, Kate Moross, Anthony Burrill and Hattie Stewart. The film had its debut screening at the Pick Me Up festival this year and is also being released online.

When: Made You Look has just been made available online and an on-demand film. It is also screening around the UK.

Where: You can watch the film online at

Info: For more info on the film – and screening details – visit the Made You Look website.

1928 ink drawings for Gill Sans Titling caps, the first style of what would become a large family of typefaces
1928 ink drawings for Gill Sans Titling caps, the first style of what would become a large family of typefaces

Typeface: Gill updated

What: Type foundry Monotype is set to release updates to two of Eric Gill’s most popular typefaces – Gill Sans and Joanna. To mark the release of the typefaces, Monotype is set to hold an exhibition at London’s Truman Brewery showcasing archive material relating to the typefaces’ development. The show will also feature digital installations by Field

When: The exhibition runs 4-10 November

Where: Truman Brewery, London

Info: For more info on the exhibition visit Monotype’s Eventbrite page.


Festival: The Festival of Marketing

What: The Festival of Marking – run by Design Week’s publisher Centaur – will bring together representatives from more than 3,000 brands, agencies and marketers. Keynote speeches will come from the likes of Lord Sugar, Monica Lewinsky and astronaut Chris Hadfield and there will also be talks looking at MTV and Channel 4’s creative transformation and a session titled Brand Valuation is Brilliant/Bullshit.

When: 11-12 November.

Where: Tobacco Dock, London.

Info: For more info and tickets, visit the FoM website.

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Conference: Offset London

What: Creative conference Offset is leaving its Dublin home for the first time and putting on an event in London. The Offset London event will feature talks from Tomi Ungerer, Morag Myerscough, Erik Kessels, Graphic Thought Facility and much, much more.

When: 12-13 November

Where: Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Info: For more info and to book tickets, visit the Offset website.

Sue Perkins will host this year's Design Week Awards
Sue Perkins will host this year’s Design Week Awards

Awards: The Design Week Awards

What: The annual Design Week Awards recognises the best design work across all sectors. Winners will be announced from this year’s shortlist, which features 100 projects across 19 categories. Design Week will also be launching its Hall of Fame, which will feature leading designers nominated by readers. The evening will be hosted by comedian and TV presenter Sue Perkins.

When: 25 November

Where: The Roundhouse, London

Info: For more info and to book your place, visit the Design Week Awards website.

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  • Lindsey Orr November 2, 2015 at 11:54 am

    This is very London focused. Usual story. Dissapointing.

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