Welcome to the last Glug London, here’s all the talks.
More of our back catalogue to be found here.
Welcome to the last Glug London, here’s all the talks.
More of our back catalogue to be found here.
The talks were absolutely brilliant and so different from each other, all of them were underlined with a wonderful personal passion and were truly inspiring. Thank you Phil Baines, The Makerie Studio, Tim Nunn and Ruffmercy. Plus stunning live art throughout the night by Margaux Carpentier and Daddison and a wonderful Igloo set by Tom Ashton-Booth that went down a storm. Photobot you outdid yourself again with the interactive twitter mirror, we love the results!
Big thanks to the pop up shops Create Zine and Ditchling Museum, we loved playing with the Adana printers. And thanks to Al Murphy and the Private Press for the live screen-printing.
Plus a big thank you to Create for letting us host Glug Brighton at their fantastic studios.
Here are links to some photos from the night, enjoy!
Glug Photos / thanks to Create & Sara Rogowska - Photos
Igloo Photos / thanks to Jean-luc Brouard - Photos
Magic Mirror / thanks to PhotoBot - Photos
Carl and Rosie (Crush) & Helen (Agency Rush) – Glug Brighton Crew
Glug HQ is looking forward to the #dareconf mini. The organiser Johnathan Kahn is a veteran Glugger and rather nicely once said that Glug gave him the impetus to start his own events, this is one of many he’s curated over the years.
Do you want to:
Create an environment where your team can do great work, or get skills and techniques to turn conflict into an opportunity to learn together, or be more brave when talking to people at work?
If so, #dareconf mini on 20 Jan is for you. Watch 9 presentations about practical people skills. Join us to learn skills, meet people, and share your ideas:
Each presentation combines a personal story with a practical “how-to” you’ll apply to your work (watch this example from Neil Williams).
Take home a personalised workbook with next steps from each presentation
Optional workshop day: manage your team, your time, and your relationships at work
Register by Monday 18 November for £165 +VAT (save over £100).
See some photos from the previous events here.
We are really excited to announce the full line up for Glug at the end of the month. Below you will find more speakers, live art and a limited edition screen-print for all.
Hosted by Crush and Agency Rush, Glug will be held at the fabulous Create Photographic Studios on Friday 29th November. This event 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.
Those of you who have been before know this will not be 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 (or maybe even 3).
Tickets are priced at a very reasonable £5.50, so why not start your weekend creatively? For any newcomers you will need to ‘RSVP‘ and pay for your ticket online to ensure your place.
Where, when & how much?
Time: 6.30pm – 11pm
Tickets – £5.50 from www.meetup.com
(For any newcomers you will need to ‘RSVP’ and pay for your ticket online to ensure your place. There will be a guest list on the door, you do not need to bring a ticket or printout).
Phil Baines has designed the branding and exhibition design of the recently reopened Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, which focuses on the designers, artists, and craftspeople who worked in and around the village during the 20th century. They included Edward Johnston (regarded as the father of modern calligraphy, and most famous for designing the typeface used throughout the London Underground), Eric Gill (typeface designer, stonecutter, printmaker and sculptor) and Philip Hagreen (wood engraver). The talk will describe the pleasures and problems of designing for this very particular collection and museum that has been described as “a must-see design space’.
Phil combines teaching typography at Central Saint Martins with a freelance practice which has included work as diverse as lettering for the 7 July 2005 London Bombings Memorial; covers for Penguin Books’ ‘Great Ideas’ series; and publications for Matt’s Gallery, London.
Tim has been involved in image making around surfing and adventure for the last 19 years. Not only has he been editor of Wavelength magazine, a film maker and photographer which has taken him to some of the most remote and stunning places on the planet, he has also published two inspiring books, ‘Surfing’ and more recently ‘Numb’.
World renowned for going to the colder regions of the Earth, Tim is often found living wild with bears in Canada, going feral on uninhabited Scottish Islands and spending months exploring Iceland’s vast but freezing coastline. He has put the adventure in surfing and goes totally against the preconception that surfing is all about hot sunny days on beaches in the tropics. The tales he has amassed from these expeditions boarder on the ridiculous, but are in fact just everyday occurrences and when coupled with the stunning images of wilderness and surf they make for compelling viewing.
The Makerie Studio, Joyanne Horscroft
Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft are The Makerie Studio, a creative collaboration producing unique three dimensional paper sculptures for both commercial and artistic purposes. Using specialised papers and intricate detailing, The Makerie Studio design and create structural showpieces for window installations, advertising, editorials and private collectors for the likes of Vogue, Wallpaer Magazine and AMV BBDO. Inspired by forgotten worlds, rare prints and the beauty of details, The Makerie Studio create distinctive pieces using uniquely developed techniques, precision and passion.
In Russ’s own words … RUFFMERCY AKA Russ Murphy is an ol’ has been assed animator with questionable talent who’s trying his hardest to atone for previous design & animation crimes committed throughout his 15yrs in the industry. This consists of mustering up whatever rusty ol’ skills he has left to try and make the work he dreamed of making when he was a 13 year old kid full of dreams. He lives in Bristol with his partner and twin boys.
A Wintery theme will be the inspiration for our talented artists (one more artist to be announced soon).
Part of the Animaux Circus studio, Margaux is an illustrator and prop maker. Taking inspiration from folk tales around the world and extra terrestrial creatures.
Tom Ashton-Booth / Photo Installation
Remember Al Murphy’s ice cream van, it was such a hit with you Gluggers we have asked the talented Tom Ashton-Booth to create a 3d winter photo-set for all Gluggers to jump in and enjoy. Tom has a wonderful way with paper, sculpture and prop making. Be sure to bring your best winter woolly jumpers and hats for this one! There is an igloo, we are excited.
The Private Press, a great local screen-printing company are teaming up with the wonderful Al Murphy 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.
Al Murphy, a regular favorite at Glug, was recently voted Illustrator Most Likely To Go To The Pub Later by himself and took first prize in every category of the Al Murphy Illustration awards which he hosted for the 33rd year running. In 2006 he moved to Berlin but left when he realised so had most of East London. In 2008 he moved to New York but left when he realised he had begun pronouncing tomato ‘toh-may-toh’ (actually he’s still there but don’t tell anybody). He is influenced by the work of the great masters Neil Young, Charles Schulz and Eric Morecambe and is partial to a Fab ice lolly every once in a while.
See you there
A big thanks to the wonderful Create for letting us hold Glug at their fabulous photographic studios again and BAV for sorting all the technical equipment. Here’s a bit more info about them:
Designed by professional photographers, Create is Brighton’s largest photographic studios, housing 3 multi- use shooting spaces, dark room facilities, and training centre which runs an extensive list of photography courses from starter to professional level. Their experienced team of in house photographers offer a diverse range of shooting styles, covering everything from high end fashion editorial to product photography, supported by a full creative team of set builders, make up artists, stylists and assistants.
Hire and install sound, lighting and audio visual equipment for indoor/outdoor events, parties, conferences, bars, nightclubs and much more.
Please visit their website www.boathaudiovisual.co.uk or call 01273-600678
Thanks to Bullit for helping us with the speedy delivery of the wonderful photo-set. For quotes and queriers get in touch at www.bullitcouriers.com
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Hello you lovely bunch, here’s the lineup for Thursday’s Glug London.
What a handsome bunch we think you’ll agree.
Signal Noise is one of London’s leading independent information design agencies.
Working with the likes of Nokia, BMW, and TEDx, their user-centered approach, combined with a constant desire for innovation, enables them to help global clients understand and communicate complex data through content, tools and installations.
Hem Patel, Co-Founder of Signal Noise
Hem Patel has over 12 years experience within art direction and graphic design, working within the corporate and philanthropy sectors for clients including bloomberg, Deutsche bank,Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, and the Whitney Museum. He has also been a visiting lecturer at both Central St Martins and UCA epsom, working with students on design and art direction.
Matthew Falla, Founder of Signal Noise
Matthew Falla is a London based interaction designer. He graduated with a first in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, before completing a masters in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art.
After graduating, Matthew was awarded a grant by NeSTA to set up an interactive design studio, osmotronic (later re-branded as Signal & Noise). The company has worked for clients including Accenture, the BBC, Hasbro, Hermes, HSbC, Mars, Nokia, the NHS and o2 – providing interaction and information design services.
Matthew has exhibited work in London and Copenhagen and spoken at a number of conferences internationally. His work has been featured in Creative review and Design Week magazines and has received widespread web coverage including technology blogs, engadget and Gizmodo. In 2008, he was Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, London.
Signal Noise – Partners
Yves Boussemart – Chief Design Officer at QuantumBlack
Yves has more than 10 year’s experience designing decision support tools in time- and mission-critical settings both from the human-computer interaction and algorithmic perspectives. He has previously worked at Thomson-Reuters in the Finance and Risk division, consulted for major international mining and aerospace companies, and conducted research in collaboration with the defense and nuclear industries. He also taught Data Visualization at MIT as a post-doctoral associate in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Yves holds a Ph.D. in Human Systems Engineering from the Engineering Systems Division at MIT along with an M.Eng. and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McGill University.
David Johnston of Accept & Proceed
Established in 2006. Accept & Proceed is a small creative company, based in East London. Since inception, we have been collaborating with brands on commissioned projects and also generating a variety of self-initiated works.
Our approach is to deliver the obsessively inventive time and again.
To embrace the clinical removal of the unnecessary, and create work that is both complex in it’s craft and artistry, yet clear in communication.
Simon Piehl - Founder / Creative director at Bureau for Visual Affairs
Simon studied typography and Graphic design at the LCC when it was still known as the LCP.
During and after his studies, he worked with Angus Hyland, whom he followed to Pentagram in the late nineties. Following his time there, he focussed on interactive media, working for Imagination ltd before heading Spin’s digital department up to 2002.
Bureau for Visual Affairs is a digital agency focussing on content driven websites with a diverse range of clients, ranging from the Tate Gallery and Damien Hirst at the one end to BMW and fashion brand Whistles at the other.
We know it’s been a while since our last event but we have something lovely to light up your November. Glug is back and this time it’s all about DATA!!!
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Once again we’re back @Cargo on Thursday 14th November and here’s who we have speaking:
One of London’s leading independent information design agencies. Their user-centered approach, combined with a constant desire for innovation, enables them to help global clients understand and communicate complex data through content, tools and installations.
A creative Data Science agency that helps firms gain new intelligence from data, craft a better strategic response to that intelligence and shape internal capabilities to deliver that response.
We believe that great work tells great stories. We reveal inherent narratives within subject matter. Considerate and detailed, the work that we produce is always clear in message, appropriately challenging and executed flawlessly.
Bureau for Visual Affairs is an independently owned design studio based in London. Founded in 2002 by Simon Piehl and Tom Elsner, Bureau has established a reputation for delivering engaging and progressive websites, applications and brands.
In addition we’ll have the usual array of pop ups and stalls to engage and enjoy. Free beer and much much more!
Tickets are £7.50 (Please note we have a few less available for this event so get buying!). Free beer with every ticket.
RSVP BUY TICKETS HERE
See you all soon.
Ian, Nick & Co.
Modla is a design consultancy which specialises in 3D Printing. Modla works predominantly with the creative industries, such as architects, fashion designers and artists, to create unique, complex 3D models and advise on how this revolutionary technology can bring real benefits to a company’s workflow. Modla will have a desktop 3D printer on display at next week’s glug, alongside examples of work produced on high-spec industrial machines.
For more info visit www.modla.co.uk
New Sponsors Aquent!
We’re very pleased to have recently signed a deal with Aquent. They fill our recruitment sponsors slot and will subsequently they will be paying for lots of booze and giveaways – Hurray! We’re going to be working with them in the coming months to help offer extra support and help to the Glug Community.
Date: Tuesday 29th October 2013
Ticket includes pizza and beer
By bringing together creatives & techies for an evening of inspiration and informal networking, Glug is based around a series of talks by practitioners & entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines. This October we explore the mysterious and fast paced world of festivals.
Our fantastic guest speakers;
Brian Baglow – That Games Guy
Brian is a veteran of the video games industry, a writer, entrepreneur, lecturer, speaker, advocate, marketing guru and style icon. Apparently. Brian founded the Scottish Games Network back in 2005 to create a community and industry body for Scotland’s rapidly growing interactive sector. Brian thinks interactive media is changing every aspect of the creative industries – from creation to consumption. So he started Hollow Earth Industries, the first agency spanning the gap between interactive companies and the wider creative world. He’s a member of the BAFTA Scotland committee, a speaker, presenter and host of a whole range of events across Scotland and the UK. In 2012 he was voted the top tech influencer in both Edinburgh AND Dundee. He’s not sure what happened to Glasgow. He can be found on social media (@flackboy) and often thinks he should get back to designing games at some point.
Nick Barley – Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival
Nick worked in London as a publisher and editor of arts books and magazines throughout the 1990s. The magazines under his stewardship included Blueprint (for architects and designers) and he was responsible for the launch of Tate, the art magazine in 1992. During this period he also edited books including Breathing Cities and Lost and Found: Critical Voices in new British Design. Nick moved to Scotland to become editor of the cultural magazine The List in 2003, and he was winner of the PPA Editor of the Year Award in 2005. In 2006 he was appointed as director of The Lighthouse – Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. Since October 2009 he has been director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which takes place each August. Under his direction the Book Festival has launched a series of innovations including Unbound, a free mini-festival of literary performances, the Anobii First Book Award, the 2012 Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference and the Word Alliance, a network of eight of the world’s leading literature festivals.
Morvern Cunningham – Events & Festival Guru
Morvern is the event organiser and festival promoter of LeithLate, an annual Leith-based multi-arts event now in its third year, which is responsible for related initiatives such as The Shutter Project and The Mural Project. Alongside LeithLate she runs regular film events in Glasgow and Edinburgh including global pop-up film festival Future Shorts and surreal film collective KinoKlub. She is also Festival Coordinator of Glasgow Short Film Festival. Follow Morvern @morvc
Faith Liddell – Director, Festivals Edinburgh
Faith is an experienced director, producer and project manager who has worked in key strategic and creative roles across theatre, literature, music, film and visual arts for the last fifteen years specialising predominantly in the creation and development of festivals and festival-based programmes. In January 2007 she took up the role of Director of Festivals Edinburgh, a new organisation designed to take the lead on the joint strategic direction of all 12 of Edinburgh’s major festivals and to sustain Edinburgh’s pre-eminence as the world’s leading festival destination. Her freelance work has included Project Management for the National Short Story Campaign and Prize and producing for the National Theatre of Scotland. Other roles have included Director of DCA, Scotland’s leading centre for contemporary art and film, Project Manager for the Scottish Playwrights’ Studio Development Project, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festivaland Marketing Manager for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
There’s some new 2 day courses from the guys at Steer.me you might want to check out..
And geek out with the Learn Data Visualisation Course is on the 28/29th August, in which you learn:
“Learning to code can boost your salary, make you a better problem-solver, get you an awesome new job or put you on the path to starting your own online business.”
And Rik’s Glug talk can be seen over here.