The type/design community have found a ton of incredible new ways to connect with and inspire each other throughout 2020. So, with the year drawing to a close, we decided to round up some of the most exciting type events going on right now, to see you through to the new year.
Lakwena Maciver’s first museum show Homeplace will be running at Hastings Contemporary, Friday – Sunday 11am-4pm, from 3 December 2020 through to 28 February 2021. The exhibition description reads: ‘Lakwena Maciver, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary black artists, creates painted prayers and meditations, which respond to and re-appropriate elements of popular culture. Central to her practice are words, used both as images and as anchors of meaning’. Lakwena’s work is so, so exciting. If you’re lucky enough to make it to Homeplace, you will not be disappointed.
Right – Rumpl X Aaron Draplin (DDC), image: https://www.rumpl.com/products/original-puffy-draplin-ddc-orange
Glyphs are running a font and logo double workshop with Dan Cederholm and Aaron Draplin on Wednesday 9 December. Dan Cederholm will take participants through an interactive Dribbble workshop where they will see the the world of font design open up and bring letterforms to life through Glyphs app, whilst Aaron Draplin will follow a similar format to work through creating incredible logo designs. If you’re interested in learning from these two design legends, you can purchase tickets through Glyphs.
Alexandra Lunn Studio are running this hands-on online workshop bringing a touch of craft back into the digital design age. ‘Guests get to try their hand at the traditional craft of papercutting and walk away with both a new skill and a custom-made font that they can use again and again’, the studio write. This is a unique opportunity to broaden your approach to design and is great for emerging established designers alike, and with tickets available for different dates throughout December, it can be taken at a time to suit you.
Featuring talks from the likes of Fri Forjindam (Chief Development Officer & Creative Director at MYCOTOO, Inc), Elaine Lopez (Designer & Educator at Maryland Institute College of Art), Renee Reid (UX Design Researcher at LinkedIn & Inneract Project Board Member) and many, many more, In/Visible Talks 2021 is taking place as a virtual event on 14 January 2021. ‘Let’s use our resources to shape the future by looking beyond singular design problems and toward fixing the larger societal, political, and social issues we can no longer ignore. In ideas and discussion there is action and hope’, they write. You can register for tickets through their website.
Lastly, Rye Here Rye Now are taking their annual December Xmas Do online for 2020. ‘Calling all graphic designers, illustrators, digital designers, product designers, textile designers, photographers, filmmakers, and other creatives!’ they write, ‘Don your best Christmas jumper (or not) and join us for an evening of festive fun online for a casual meet-up with our current and new creative community members. Discuss design, WFH, exchange ideas or current briefs, and meet people to collaborate with all from the safety of your own home’. If you’re looking for some festive cheer alongside inspiring creative chats, join the Rye Here Rye Now Xmas Do on 9th December.