Glug 2014 Award & Dinner

We recently had a little Glug Dinner at the wonderful Otto’s in Kings Cross to say thanks to some of the guys that have helped us shape Glug this past year.

There was an award voted for by the peers in the room on their favourite piece of creative work from the year.

1. Channel 4 & More4 Rebrand (Man vs Machine)
2. The Garden Bridge (Heatherwick Studio) & Monument Valley (usTwo™) (Joint Second Place)

And here’s Mike Alderson from Man vs Machine wearing his lovely prototype hat which is being designed by Matt Wade at Kin Design. We’ll have more on this soon.


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I’ll be back with an update on the past year and what to expect from Glug in 2015 very shortly, keep an eye on the inbox.


Also thank you to Mr Bingo for the rather tame and lovely name cards.


A few photos:

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Glug Birmingham – 20.11.14 – Report


Glug Birmingham Midland Masters #2 – Illustration and Character Design // 21.11.14

Presenting inspiring creative talks by Outcrowd Collective members Simon Peplow and Ben Javens, Dr Sophie Dauvois of OKIDO magazine, Florence Blanchard and Brothers of the Stripe, we packed the venue with gluggers from as far afield as Worcester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Leeds (not to mention one member of the audience who flew over from Greece!), alongside local freelance creatives, design studios and illustration students from Birmingham.


Organised by Inkygoodness & Created in Birmingham in association with Glug, the second event was staged at Digbeth venue Boxxed.

Bursting with visual creativity with live drawing by We Are Beard and Lewis Moran, a Pop-Up Art Market featuring sellers from all over the Midlands; Momiji HQ and their BIG IDEAS doodle wall, music by Kouben and two of Digbeth Diner’s finest street food vendors: Esmies and Big Daddies Diner who braved the cold to serve up gourmet hot dogs & delicious soul food all night, we had a fantastic turn out and really enjoyed meeting so many new faces!


Droplet Pay got the evening off to a swinging start with a £3 voucher for ever glugger to spend on beer, food & artwork. Not only that, but gluggers also picked up a free screen printed poster designed by Simon Peplow and printed by White Duck Screen Print, and colourful notebooks provided by G.F Smith.

IMG_6910Outcrowd Collective members Simon Peplow and Ben Javens were first to take the stage, sharing their insight on making a living as freelance illustrators, overcoming the fear of failure and the up’s and downs of having an agent.


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Glug Birmingham ‘Midland Masters’ #2 – 20.11.14

Glug Birmingham ‘Midland Masters #2

Inkygoodness and Created in Birmingham present the latest edition of ‘Midland Masters’ a series of three events featuring talks by local designers, illustrators and creative studios celebrating the creative talent of the Midlands and beyond, in association with Glug.

For our 2nd edition of Glug Birmingham our focus turns to illustration and character design, presenting an evening of talks by leading artists and collectives at Boxxed in Digbeth.



Thurs 20th Nov  6.30pm – 1am


Early Bird £7.50 (before November 7th)
Standard ticket £10

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Expect creative workshops, live drawing, a pop-up art market and street food vendors at Boxxed – located 2 minutes from The Custard Factory in the creative quarter of Digbeth; just a short stroll from the Bullring and Birmingham New Street station.

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Glug London presents – The Creative Mashup! – 30.10.14

Glug London ‘The Creative Mashup!’

We’re back! The last Thursday (30th) in October and it’s going to be a creative frenzy with some epic talent on show! 8-10 different speakers, 10 minutes each. Fast and frenetic.

We wanted to put on an event that was all over the place in terms of theme, something full of new talent on the creative scene, unlike anything you’d get anywhere else.



Thurs 30th Oct  6.30pm – 1am



Buy tickets & rsvp here (priced £7.50) includes a beer on entry

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Glug Auckland, NZ 16.10.14


Glug Auckland - ‘Done is better than said’.

16 October 2014.


Inspirational talks from

Mike Van De Elzen (Celebrity Chef)

Nathan James Cooper (TBWA Digital Director)

Casey Eden ( Entrepreneur)

Live Music provided by BOTAB


Glug is all about filling up the creative well. Our showcase event is held in London but there are now 8 other events around the world including Auckland.

Based around a series of talks and informal networking dubbed “Notworking”, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well-attended creative events around the globe.

“Glug showcases inspirational creative people and practices from art and architecture, fashion, food, digital and design. It’s about taking some time to immerse yourself in something creative and different over a beer or two.“

Leo Burnett said, “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, is still the secret of great creative people”.

“Great danger lies in simply marinating your brain in advertising conversations day after day – it will only weaken your own creative spark. “ adds Nash.

— Glug host Dave Nash


So there it is, get yourself along! New Gluggers are always welcome to come along and see what it’s all about.

RSVP at:

Come and join us and get Notworking™

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