Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Jonathan Barnbrook talk at the Light House -14th April

Jonathan Barnbrook is a renowned graphic designer and typographer and runs one of the most well-known creative studios in Britain. The studio’s team of designers specialise in producing innovative books, corporate identities, CD covers, custom fonts, websites and magazines. Clients range from international museums to charitable organisations. They have worked and won many awards in the area of motion graphics working for clients such as the BBC and Grey Advertising alongside producing self-initiated projects. Barnbrook also releases original fonts through VirusFonts that are used extensively worldwide. Barnbrook’s contribution to graphic design was recognised by a major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2007 and most recently the inclusion of his typeface Mason in New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s acquisition of 23 digital typefaces for its collection. http://www.barnbrook.net/

Light House presents an evening with cutting edge design studios Barnbrook and We Make Art who will showcase some of their latest audio/visual work and discuss current trends and developments in the world of graphic design. Followed by a music/VJ set from Manchester electronic artist Swansong.

Join us for an informal talk about the changing roles of graphic design at 8pm followed by VJ sets by Jonathan Barnbrook and We Make Art, and a set by Swansong at 10pm.

Out of hours is a regular socialising and networking event for people who are based in the West Midlands and are in interested in the creative industries. It’s a place where you can make new contacts and keep up to date with what’s happening in the region.

Cost: £1.50 on the door or reserve a place by emailing lindsay@light-house.co.uk

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