Clerkenwell Design Week – the highlights

As part of this year’s CDW, Design Week and Monotype will present a graphic design session with Jonathan Barnbrook, Tony Brook, Jim Sutherland, Sarah Hyndman and Patrick Myles.

Last year's festival. Image by Sophie Mutevelian
Last year’s festival. Image by Sophie Mutevelian


This year’s Clerkenwell Design Week will feature a series of talks, events and exhibitions covering all aspects of design.

The fifth edition of CDW runs at a series of venues around the London district of Clerkenwell from 19-21 May.

As part of the CDW talks programme, Design Week editor Angus Montgomery will be chairing a session entitled “The people vs graphic design” which will look at design in public spaces and also at perceptions of graphic design as a discipline.

The session features panellists Jonathan Barnbrook, Tony Brook, Jim Sutherland, Sarah Hyndman and Patrick Myles and has been organised by Monotype.

The free talk will be held at the Farmiloe Building at midday on 19 May. To reserve a ticket visit

Other speakers at CDW include Sebastian Conran, Patrizia Moroso, Morag Myerscough and Bethan Grey.

Monotype is also presenting its WordPlay installation as part of CDW. This will see local designers create installations around Clerkenwell – with seven words set in seven different Monotype typefaces.

Other installations include The Invisible Store of Happiness – a 3m-high wooden sculpture created by Sebastian Cox and Laura Ellen Bacon – and a multi-coloured glazed pavilion on St John’s Square, designed by architect Cousins & Cousins.

There will also be a series of open showrooms around Clerkenwell and an exhibition at the Farmiloe Building’s Design Factory, which will showcase work from brands including Anglepoise, Benchmark and Thonet.


Clerkenwell Design Week runs from 19-21 May at venues around Clerkenwell, London. For more information visit

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