D&AD Creative Challenge ( Outlook & Dimensions festival )


D&AD have teamed up with Outlook & Dimensions festival by setting a creative challenge to design the billboard for this years Outlook or Dimensions festival. The winning billboard will be displayed in the heart of Shoreditch (Hipsterville) & will receive a pair of tickets to this year festival. For any additional information download there design pack here or visit the Dimensions website .

Photo from Dimensions.

320.983 – Really cool things . to coolforschool


So now & again I’d post  fancy exhibition’s & art show’s up on the blog , but not until today , the dirtychicken blog has been overloaded with more exciting exhibitions !First up is Eyes on Europe at the Noble Peace Center , Titled Eyes on Europe, twelve selected photographers from all over Europe, interpret social, cultural and political changes , On until April 21 Oslo Norway. Second up we head over to Manchester’s Future Everything festival which will be showcasing daily conferences,  participatory artworks, and a city-wide programme of innovative live music, This will be on from 27 April – 1st April at Manchester town hall.

Third is a exciting exhibition by Graphic Design student’s at Middlesex School Of Arts at Studio11 in Shoreditch on until the 30th April . Fourth Is independent magazine Facing pages who will be transforming the city of Arhnem ( Netherlands ) to a free haven for magazine lovers & curators , 28 -29 March at Showroom Arnhem. And finally Gallery Carte Blanche is pleased to invite you to there first unique pop up exhibition of International photographers , You can join them in SA at the muse gallery on Friday 18th April for the private viewing . Exhibition on until the 19th.

Colophon foundry turns 5. – Five Years.


London based type foundry Colophon celebrates there fifth anniversary with an exhibition based on twenty-six fictional existences for twenty-six nonfictional typefaces drawn and published between 2009 & 2014 . Sounds fun , It’s taking place at KK Outlet  , Private View 3rd April 7-9pm . Exhibition until 26 April 2014.

Design Matters with Irma Boom .


It’s 3am ( crazy designworking hours ) & I’m sat at home, avoiding coffee & working on my final major project. When I stumbled across a recently posted interview from Design Matters of the extraordinary graphic designer Irma Boom . Specializing in book design & Broom has probably crafted some of the best books in the last decade.250 to be exact. 50 of which are in the MoMa in New York city. One of Broom’s most notable way of working is creating a small scaled mock up book, which has become her signature style . I’m now going to stop speaking about Broom & let the interview do the talking as it’s a beautiful insight to Broom’s story in the Design world.

276.674 What’s on .. ( Getinspired )

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Japanese Poster artists / Cherry blossom & Aestheticism . Celebrating 150 years of beautifully unique Japanese Graphic deisgn posters, Its subtle poetry, mystical messages and the bold but glowing colors are just as intriguing  for the  eye as the witty provocation and rejection of all the accepted rules of visual communication. Where ? Museum-gestaltung Tuesday 11 February 2014, 7 pm, Vortragssaal


Stephen Shore exhibition / * Last day * ‘New York City, New York, August’, 1972 . Where ? Spruth Magers London , 7A Grafton St, London W1S 4EJ .




Germaine Van Parys & Odette Dereze /  was a pioneer in the Belgian photojournalism. Together with her godchild Dereze Odette (1932) Van Parys realized an impressive body of work. Their work shows a real reflection on the history of Belgium from 1918 to the end of the last century. Laeken – Week-end de detente au Chateau De Laeken Where ? 25.10.13 – 02.03.14 Waalsekaai 472000 Antwerp Belgium