Excitement is growing here and not just because Christmas cheer is creeping round the corner! In Progress is almost upon us and our next speaker profile focuses on one half of the iconic design studio BarberOsgerby. We’re thrilled to be welcoming Edward Barber to speak about their design process – from brief to production.
Edward has lectured internationally while his work with Osgerby continues to attract acclaim, being held in permanent collections across the world’s major art institutions. A monograph The Design Work of Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby was published by Rizzoli in 2011, shortly before the pair were commissioned to design the multi-award-winning 2012 Olympic torch.
And as if this wasn’t enough, the pair have also set up Map – a strategy-based industrial design studio – and Universal Design Studio, a consultancy working in architecture, interiors and exhibition design including Google’s dramatic new Web Lab at the Science Museum this year.
Edward will be speaking about their inspiration, the process of designing and producing the torch — a process transferable to their design projects at varying scales, while contextualising their work within the wider picture of British design this year. It promises to be quite a corker!
In Progress is supported by Lowdi, the portable wireless speaker.
- Submit Saturdays: eggs, gifs and monochromatic illustration from Illustrator Jocelyn Tsaih
- Boot Boyz Biz: promoting community, not commodity
- Waving goodbye to July with our weekly Best of the Web
- The classical and the crude combine to represent the multiple facets of The Arab City
- Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage on the interchanging influence of art and music
- Thee Drinkers: New exhibition conveys the joys and despair of having a few too many
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale