Manchester-based consultancy Eskimo Creative is set to play host to paper company GF Smith’s touring show 126 Years in Print.
The show is a collection of paper, promotion and print from the company’s archives. Spread across 12 tables in the consultancy’s office, the show will feature work from such design legends as Saul Bass, Paul Rand and Milton Glaser.
In a separate room, Eskimo is hosting an exhibition of photographs by Percy Dean, who visited GF Smith’s Hull paper plant to shoot a series of portraits and other images (pictured) that will be featured in book Paper and Process.
On Thursday, Eskimo is hosting the Print, Digital and Experiential day, which is based around the two exhibitions.
In the daytime 100 students from Salford University, Shillingford College and Staffordshire University will descend on the studio for a design workshop session led by Eskimo, with the agenda being defined over at @eskimocreative.
In the evening the consultancy will host one of Northern Digital’s Blab networking sessions, featuring talks from Natasha Wilcocks, James Gilbert, Matt Kendall and other creatives.
Eskimo creative director John Owens says, ‘We wanted to use the opportunity [of hosting the exhibition] to work with and inspire Manchester’s design students on taking their first creative career steps, plus bring the design community together to talk about what inspires and motivates them.’
The Print, Digital and Experiential day is held on 3 November at Eskimo Creative, Oxford Place, Manchester. It is open to the general public from 2.30-5pm.