Next up in to answer the My LDF posers is Mariel Brown of the research, trends and strategy team at SeymourPowell, who are running the Concept Lounge at The Gallery in Redchurch Street from today until Saturday.
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s festival?
This year I’m most looking forward to seeing the work of Studio Toogood. Last year they were a real highlight of the festival, so I’m interested to see what they’ll have this year.
What is the event, place or memory that really sums up the LDF for you?
For me it has to the The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane – when I was a student at the RCA it was my first experience of enjoying the buzz of the London Design Festival.
Any tips for LDF first-timers?
Try to plan a route in advance, and ask other people for their advice on what they enjoyed.
What’s the best way to relax after a long day at the LDF?
Go to one of the free parties or openings that run most evenings during the festival, have a beer and chat with friends about what they enjoyed visiting that day.
What’s your favourite London design icon?
The London Underground map – so easy and helpful!
In three words, how would you describe the state of the UK design industry?
Blooming, despite constraints.
- The wacky, zany and eccentric world of illustrator Egle Zvirblyte
- Maziyar Pahlevan’s monochrome portfolio is full of typographic experiments
- The cut glass assemblages of graphic-turned-3D designer Juli Bolaños-Durman
- Photographer Mico Toledo documents the defiant protestors of Standing Rock
- Kevin Umaña’s abstract paintings portray a musical symphony
- The delicately ornate, but very cheeky sculptures of Liv and Dom
- Wolff Olins and zigbee launch the “first open-source brand for the Internet of Things”
- Too Fast To Think: why switching off unlocks creativity
- Graphic Design Festival Paris reveals 19 sport-inspired posters by Hort, Julia, Spassky Fischer and more
- FKA twigs teams up with 17 year old photographer David Uzochukwu for new Nike campaign
- Special Projects on why, sometimes, design is best kept simple
- Brian Finke captures the glitz and glamour of the Ms. Senior America beauty pageant