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.
Outcrowd 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.