Discussing a “design-driven culture”

Duran Duran sleeve designer and champion of all things digital Malcolm Garrett is to give a talk about promoting a “design-driven culture”, elaborating on his work and the upcoming Design Manchester event.


Some of Malcolm Garrett's record sleeve designs
Some of Malcolm Garrett’s record sleeve designs

The talk is part of the Campfire series of events taking place near London’s Old Street, and previous speakers have included Drew Hemment, founder and CEO of FutureEverything, and Happy Mondays mascot Bez.

For his talk, Garrett will be discussing his illustrious career, which has seen him create iconic album covers for the likes of the Buzzcocks, Culture Club and Duran Duran; as well as elucidating on the role of digital in design.

Malcolm Garrett typography
Malcolm Garrett typography

The event organisers say: “Malcolm was an early champion of digital design, and in 1990 he transformed his Shoreditch studio into the first entirely digital creative space in the UK.

“His recent work is all about joining up the dots – combining digital technology, interactive design and an aesthetic that balances form with function to produce arresting and effective works of ‘connected communications’.”

Malcolm Garrett
Malcolm Garrett

Malcolm Garrett’s talk takes place at 7pm on 16 October at The Lighthouse, 1 Canonbury Yard, 190 New North Road, London. N1 7BJ. Click here for more information and to book a place.

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