Remember that day last summer when everyone got up early to ring bells in what was one of the most heart-warming, unifying events of the last decade? Did you travel across the country just to get a bounce on Jeremy Deller’s Stone Henge? Well, involved with the cultural Olympiad or not, one thing is true, and that is it was bloody hard to miss.
Ruth Mackenzie joined the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in January 2010, and went on to curate the London 2012 Festival, which saw thousands of artists from across the country put on shows and events to highlight the strength and diversity of the art scene in Great Britain. At In Progress this December, Ruth will be our keynote speaker, celebrating an amazing period of creativity and filling us in on the preparation and planning involved in curating such a mammoth event.
Ruth’s career has been nothing short of legendary, with a culture-rammed CV including working for the Barbican, BBC, Tate, The Young Vic and even the London Symphony Orchestra. Thought you were a culture-vulture? Think again. Hear how the Cultural Olympiad may influence and shape our cultural landscape in 2013 and beyond this December at In Progress, there’s only a small number of tickets left!
- Cheeky, irreverent and vivid illustrations by Thomas Hedger
- Brilliant branding and a cracking It’s Nice That collaboration: introducing Unmade
- Director collective Canada creates raunchy, psychedelic video for Tame Impala (NSFW)
- Stylish designs that aim to make online gift-buying as fun as "walking around a concept store"
- Alex Sheridan’s hilarious shots of comedian David O’Doherty in sports memorabilia
- Cult magazine Nova and its nods to “eroticism and extortion” photographed in a suitably 70s setting
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Making branding with a purpose: what can we learn from the Bauhaus?