Design Events London 2014

No matter what design industry you are in, it is always interesting to visit an event, whether it is about architecture, illustration or painting. I find it interesting to see the way other designers work, and try to think of ways to incorporate the design aspects into my speciality. Here are some events which are coming up in London this year. 


Pick Me Up

24th April - 5th May

Pick Me Up is the UK's original graphic arts festival, focussing on contemporary graphic art, design and illustration. Now in its fourth year, Pick Me Up packs together the most exciting international talent from the wonderfully diverse field of graphic arts for an 11-day extravaganza of creative workshops, late-night art and music mash-ups, quirky family-fun events and interactive shopping spaces with original, affordable artwork and limited-edition prints on sale from £10.



 11th-13th May

This is more of a design trade show retail experience, but worth including as the theme 'First Peek' allows us to see up and coming design trends. Over 500 brands will be joining the show at Earls Court, providing a one-stop shop for stunning new products across home, gift, fashion and accessories. 


Clerkenwell Design Week.

 20-22 May 2014

Shown in various locations around Clerkenwell, CDW has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, pop-up exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.

Entering its 5th year in 2014, the award-winning CDW has firmly established itself as the UK's leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events.



 14th June

ELCAF 2014, the third East London Comics and Arts Festival will take place this year in a fabulous new East London venue. The third edition of the festival will again aim to showcase the plethora of youthful talent in the comics and graphic art scene in London and the UK and also to bring something fresh to our locals by drawing talent from abroad to take part in the event, inviting exciting new collectives and publishers from Europe and the wider world.



New Designers

 Part 01 25 - 28 June 2014

Part 02 02 - 05 July 2014

New Designers is the UK's most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. It takes place over two weeks, with each Part focusing on a different set of design disciplines and featuring its own Awards Programme.


London Design Festival

 13-21 September 2014

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community.

Held in many different places, and over 300 events in total, there is more than one days worth of viewing to be done and is best to plan ahead. 


Small Publishers Festival

 14th-15th November

The Small Publishers’ Fair is an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, poets, writers and book designers held in London’s Conway Hall. With free entry, you can see trasitional and emerging techniques from over 50 publishers across the UK. 

Posted: Mon 10th Mar 2014

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