Glug Brighton – Thank You!


Hello Gluggers,

Wow what an incredible Glug Brighton we had on Friday. We just want to say a massive thank you from us all here at Agency Rush and Crush Creative for supporting Glug. Even a dramatic downpour couldn’t dampen our spirits. We really hope you all had fun, we certainly did.



Huge thanks goes to Cathedral Group (Holdings Ltd McLaren) who let us take over Circus Street Market. We are really excited to see what the future holds for this area of Brighton. The planning application is in, but they still need our support to make this happen and bring life back into the area – so please click on the following link:…­ – select the blue comment button and then fill in your details and click the support button.






We were blown away by everyone who got involved. The talks were all incredibly varied and showed a love of creativity, design and technology. The live art was fantastic and Photobot had everyone in hysterics! Street Diners food were melt in the mouth delicious, be sure to hunt them down on Friday, Saturday and Wednesday’s! 3Dify had to close down early due to the rain but we love what you are doing. For those who had a scan please get in touch through their website -




Thanks to Ben Javens and the Private Press for the live screen-printing. Etsy Brighton for their wonderful pop up shop and CC-Lab for the silent cinema and fantastic support throughout.


Another big thank you goes to our sponsors Brandwatch, one of the world’s leading social monitoring and analytics tech companies. This international company are looking for creative minds to join them at their Brighton office. Check out their Careers Page to see what opportunities there are.

Glug Photos will be with you soon but in the meantime checkout the fantastic shots from Photobot here.

Thanks again,
Crush Creative and Agency Rush, aka The Glug Brighton Crew & Glug HQ. x


Glug Edinburgh ‘Haptic’ – 9.7.14


Wednesday 9th July 2014




The Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU

Ticket Price

Full Paying Members (free) / Non-members (£10)
Ticket includes pizza and beer.
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By bringing together creatives and techies for an evening of inspiration and informal networking, Glug is based around a series of talks by practitioners and entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines. This month we explore sound, technology, movement and all things haptic.
We are joined by four amazing guest speakers, they are:

Kevin Harman – Visual Artist

Kevin Harman is a Scottish artist who creates works that intrigue, delight and provoke in equal measure. Harman’s work frequently has an element of performance, even if the performance itself remains unseen until unveiled by the artwork. In this he confronts the barriers between the act of creation and the act of experience – linking the art and the audience in a moment of shared discovery.

Henry Collingham – Product Designer

Henry is a designer from the North East of England. He works across mediums in product design, interaction design, film, and animation. He’s a committed nerd and strives to learn as much as possible from each new project and collaboration. Henry’s recent work focuses on systems and interaction, addressing our relationships with data, products, and waste.
@henrycollingham and

Emily Millichip – Fashion Designer

Emily Millichip is an Edinburgh based fashion designer. She works from a sunny studio bordering the savage territory of Leith. In this studio she swears constantly and makes wonderful things. She is inspired by rebels, travelling to Mars, trash culture, the 1950s, wine and anyone over 80. She makes stuff for herself, then people wave money in front of her and she reluctantly makes things for them. She does freelance design and pattern cutting, works collaboratively with other creatives, and shapes young minds in the wrong direction by holding sewing classes in her studio. She hates sewing but loves colour, and we all have a bitter pill we have to swallow.
@EmilyMillichip and

Carol Soutar – Creative Director, Jelly & Gin

Carol is the Creative Director at Jelly & Gin, an Edinburgh creative agency that was included in The List’s Hot 100 of Scotland’s hottest cultural contributors. An experienced art director, graphic designer, illustrator and idea-monger, Carol has created advertising campaigns for some of the biggest brands around in some of the most exciting agencies – winning a bunch of awards for her troubles. On top of that, her degree in Fine Art from GSA, and her background in theatre and film lend a certain drama to our occasions.
@carolsoutar and


Hope to see you there.

Lovingly curated by Creative Edinburgh, don’t forget to tweet with the hashtag #glugedi


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Glug London Presents – Wolff Olins & Friends

Last week we hosted the very lovely Wolff Olins & Friends, read more about the lineup here.

Here’s a few photos of the night, the talks are currently in the edit suite.

Hope to see you soon, at the Bar. Keep an eye on our twitter page to be notified of when the talks go live.

Huge thanks to all that came, spoke and helped us put it on.

Make sure to keep scrolling to see our latest upcoming Birmingham and Brighton events.

Photos: Paul Bence




































Glug Brighton – Friday 18.07.14

Hello Gluggers,
We have another Glug Brighton fast approaching and we know you will be as excited as we are about this one and its location!


Hosted by Crush and Agency Rush, Glug will be held at the incredible Circus Street Market on Friday 18th July. This vast warehouse space used to be the old fruit and veg market. A big thanks goes to Cathedral Group (Holdings Ltd McLaren) who are letting us hold Glug here. It’s an exciting time for Circus Street Market, as soon it will be transformed into a new vibrant quarter of the city and a hub for the creative community.



Photo: Circus Street Market


Glug is for all you creative types, bringing people from far and wide for a few drinks and a natter. If you happen to be a student or an industry pro with a passion for design, illustration, photography, 3d sets or the digital world we would love you to join us. This is not some dry business card swapping networking event oh no! This is about like minded people being inspired by amazing creative talks, live art, interactive fun and having a drink or two.


Tickets are priced at a very reasonable £7.00, so why not start your weekend creatively?


For any newcomers you will need to Click below then RSVP and continue to pay for your ticket online to ensure your place.


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Emma Robertson

Emma Robertson


Helen Rush

Helen Rush


Carl Rush

Carl Rush


Rosie Shorter

Rosie Shorter


The Glug Brighton Team
Agency Rush & Crush Creative


Where, when & how much?

Glug Brighton / Friday 18th July 2014
Circus Street Market, Circus St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9QF [Google Map]


Time: 6.00pm – 11pm

Tickets – £7.00


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(For any newcomers you will need to ‘RSVP’ and pay for your ticket online to ensure your place. For those who have brought tickets your name will be not the guest list on the door, you do not need to bring a ticket or printout).
Please note: It will be cash only on the night so be sure to bring real money.



(Starting from 7.30pm)

Si Scott

Globally acclaimed graphic artist Si Scott will be taking us through his exquisite hand drawn typography and detailed illustration and his latest ventures in 3D paper art and tattoos.

Rapha – Graeme Raeburn

Rapha - Graeme Raeburn
Rapha is a cycling icon and last year became kit supplier to Team Sky – one of the world’s leading professional road cycling teams. Graeme Raeburn, lead product designer at Rapha has a serious passion for fabric, technology and design. Graeme is going to talk about happy-accidents, and how some of the most creative products have come about in this way.

Pixelpyros – Seb Lee-Delisle

Pixelpyros - Seb Lee-Delisle
Venturing into the unknown is scary, but fun things happen when you try new things. Seb will show you that it’s rewarding to get out of your comfort zone and blur the boundaries between artist and coder. He’ll be talking about his recent experiments with lasers for his digital fireworks display, PixelPyros, and of course, expect some dangerous live demos.

State of Play Games, ‘Lumino City’ – Katherine Bidwell

Katherine Bidwell is the Co-Director of State of Play Games who make hand-crafted games. The sequel to Lume, Lumino City is a wondrous sprawling puzzle adventure game, entirely made from card, wood, miniature lights, and electric motors. Katherine will be discussing the making of Lumino City, and the creative process behind it.




Ben Javens & The Private Press

The Private Press


The Private Press, a great local screen-printing company are teaming up with the wonderful Ben Javens who has designed a limited edition print for Glug. These will be printed live on the night and are free to all you lucky people who come along. The Private Press offers a range of services from screen-printing limited edition artist prints to posters, flyers, record sleeves as well as bespoke design and printing for weddings and events.


Ben Javens, will no doubt tell you he can be a bit of a curmudgeon but that deep down there is a happy soul trying to get out and those that know his work will no doubt see the battle between happy and sad in the characters he draws and the situations they find themselves in.


Many thanks to Fenner Paper who have donated the paper for these screen-prints.



Emily Evans
Watch as Emily creates a beautiful collage throughout the night.


Sam Murdoch
Designer & illustrator Sam Murdoch takes on the challenge of a large scale mural armed with rollers and paint.

See this incredible portable 3D body scanning system in action. 3Dify are bringing their latest prototype to Glug to demonstrate what it can do. We’ve seen this in action and it is truly clever technology. There will be a chance for those whose who want a 3D figure of themselves to be scanned on the night and then printed after the event, costs start at £55.

Heard of a silent disco well we are going to be hosting a silent cinema! Screening a series of short films before and after the talks, you will just need to tune in the headsets and away you go!

Do you love all things handmade, exquisitely crafted and by local creatives? Then Brighton Etsy is going to be right up your street! Setting up shop at Glug they will inspire all those with a love of craft and design by selling a selection of their work. If you would like to get involved with Etsy they hold regular meetings and are a fantastic support to those in Brighton and the local area.


Street Diner Brighton
We are really excited to have Street Diner come along and bring a few delicious food stalls to tempt you all. More details to follow about who will be bringing their tasty treats soon. In the meantime you can find all the stalls every Friday at Brighthelm Gardens off Queen’s Rd and also Hove Town Hall on Wednesdays.

A Big thank you our Sponsors

Cathedral Group (Holdings Ltd McLaren)
Circus Street Market is an incredible location and resource and we are hugely thankful to be able to use the venue for Glug and their continued support. We look forward to seeing this site developed into a new creative quarter of the city, with studios, accommodation, dance school and library.

CC Labs
Well CC Labs have been a huge support, with their incredible event management knowledge, expertise and equipment they are helping make this Glug truly brilliant.

BAV hire and install sound, lighting and audio visual equipment for indoor/outdoor events, parties, conferences, bars, nightclubs and much more. Please visit their website or call 01273-600678


Tickets – £7.00

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Glug Birmingham: Midland Masters. 21.08.14




Thurs 21st Aug, 6.00pm – 11.30pm



£7.50 per event / £20 for a ‘Glug Pass’ (limited availability)


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Inkygoodness and Created in Birmingham

Lisa Hassell

Lisa Hassell


Kerry Leslie

Kerry Leslie



Event info:

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


For the first edition of Glug Birmingham we’re presenting a series of engaging, energetic and inspiring evening events of talks, live drawing, stalls & more at Fazeley Studios in the creative quarter of Digbeth – located 2 minutes from The Custard Factory and a short stroll from the Bullring and Birmingham New Street station.




Alex Fowkes


Alex Fowkes is a freelance graphic designer from London. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2010 with First-Class Honours in Graphic Design. Clients include: Sony Music, NHS, Timba Smits, Empire, Fruit of the Loom, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, Next and many more.

@alex_fowkes |


Alun Edwards – Studio Output


Studio Output are a creative agency making still, moving and interactive work. And whatever the medium, they have one aim in mind: to make amazing work. Work that goes far beyond ticking the boxes on a brief. Work that takes you by surprise, makes you see things differently, and inspires you to share it with other people. Truly creative work, that will be remembered. Glug exists thanks to Studio Output.

@studiooutput |


Norm Hayes – WASTE Studio

Glug-Brum-Speaker_MADE Studio

Waste is an award winning independent creative agency based in Nottingham, UK. We’re a collaborative, diverse, and forward thinking team who have a geniune passion for what we do. We deliver considered and engaging design for a wide range of clients across both the private and public sectors. Waste have curated events and collaborated on projects in the Midlands since 2004. Waste were invited by Type and Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD) at Birmingham City University to be involved in the production of ‘The House of Caslon’.

@wastestudio |


Matt Nation – PROVIDE


PROVIDE is an experiment. Following their passions, interests, beliefs and ideals wherever they take them, collecting curious, inspiring and talented people along the way. They produce a graphic-led line of clothing and accessories which they sell alongside books, magazines and other things we love in our retail shop in Digbeth, Birmingham. Everything they do is motivated by three simple choices; Choose Adventure. Embrace Failure. Defy Impossible.

@provideshop |


Gemma Germains – Well Made Studio


Well Made Studio are a design studio based in Liverpool, specialising in design for brands, realised through well considered and emotionally engaging print and digital projects.

@wellmadestudio |


Dan Button – FRUKT | Hero of Switzerland


Co founder and Creative Director of illustration collective Hero of Switzerland, Dan Button is also Senior Designer at FRUKT Source, a creative agency specialising in music, entertainment and lifestyle marketing trends from across the globe.

@FRUKTsource | | @heroswitzerland |



Early Bird £7.50

Glug Pass £20
(one ticket pass gains entry for all three ‘Midland Masters’ events)


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Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley St, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5SE


Hope to see you there.

Curated by Inkygoodness and Created in Birmingham – don’t forget to tweet with the hashtag #glugbrum




Glug London Presents – Wolff Olins and Friends










At Glug we always try and mix it up. Try to bring you new talent, start-ups, people from complementary industries and fields, innovators and tech entrepreneurs… Then every so often it’s worth reminding ourselves that it’s not just these new businesses that are challenging the creative status quo. Because there’s a reason businesses like Wolff Olins are respected the world over.

Having started in the 1960s, Wolff Olins has been tinkering with and evolving what brand means for nearly 50 years. For this reason we are very excited to have them on at Glug this June!

Full details will be announced in the coming week but as this is expected to be such a hot ticket, we thought we’d get the details out soon. They’ll be joined on the night by a number of collaborators and friends they love and rate working with.

Buy your tickets here now!


Bethany Koby

Bethany Koby


Alex Bec

Alex Bec


Cedric Kiefer

Cedric Kiefer


Chris Moody

Chris Moody



Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Talks start 7:00PM prompt – 9:00PM with DJ after, Notworking™ and drinks.


Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9EY, London (map) Price: £8.00 per person



Ian, Nick & James.


Glug London is sponsored by:





PS. Please note we don’t offer refunds, feel free to pass the tickets on amongst yourselves here on Meetup and Twitter, keep the same name.

Glug LDN → NYC – ‘Two Cities’



Well, what a week that was. We took Glug to New York City for it’s first outing across the pond, and what a spanking time we had! The beautiful crowd was a mixture of the city’s finest creatives, agencies and clients such as Spotify, Google and Nike in the crowd. We met some very interesting people indeed and said hello to friends old and new. Thanks for the support, it means a lot.

Here’s a quote from co-host Richard Cumming, President of Two Goats, who will be hosting our NYC events on a regular basis.

Richard Cumming

Richard Cumming


Two Goats picked up two firsts in New York City last week, we were delighted to have organised a sell out creative event at the famous No8 Club. And as a partner with #Glugnyc we were able to showcase Two Goats‘ super talented partner agencies, Studio Output and those incredible men from Found plus the wonderful Kin, Analog and US design studio Wednesday. As a result of its success and to meet the demands of our creative network in New York City we will continue to host regular #Glugnyc events, dates and lineup to be announced over the next few weeks. Thank you to everyone that supported us and we look forward to seeing y’all at the next #Glugnyc.”

Also, we will be emailing you a link to our picture gallery, where you can share any of the images from the NYC event or upload your own for a $15 Hailo code.

Richard Cumming, President, Two Goats


We’re looking for a new location and sponsors, so do get in touch with us at if you’d like to be involved in the championing the future of creativity between the UK and USA and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Photos Wassim Serhan

Thanks to you all,


Nick, Ian, Richard, Sam, Gemma, Marcus, Mike #1, Mike #2, Matt, Rob. x




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Glug London ‘For the Love of Craft’

We recently held our latest Glug London event, it went rather well indeed, we all made a new bunch of pals, welcomed veteran Gluggers and took a slightly left-field approach to this Glug which seemed to go down a storm.

Check out a few of the videos. Back soon in June (London) and Kicking off Glug NYC in May, scroll down for more info, there’s a few tickets left.