Events Archive

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    London based multidisciplinary designer and film maker Keiichi Matsuda has been garnering attention for his experimental and innovative work in recent years and it’s not hard to see why. Blurring the boundaries between virtual and physical worlds, he uses video, architecture and interactive media to change and enhance the ways in which we engage with our environment.

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    How do you advertise a creative conference in cinematic form? Short video profiles of each of your speakers? A walking tour of the venue you’re using? Perhaps something colourful and typographic? No, none of these things quite cut the mustard for OFFF 2012, one of the highlights of the conference calendar. A batsh*t crazy B-movie epic on the other hand did just the trick.

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    We’ve had a jam-packed year of It’s Nice That events, and we’ve got one more treat in store. Building on last year’s sellout success, we’ve been busy preparing for this year’s In Progress which will take place once again at the Barbican this December. 

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    The unstoppable force that is Studio Moross is back with not one but TWO new websites – one for the studio, one for Kate’s signature illustrative work – and there’s a shed-load of new work for you to enjoy. We were pretty sure we’d never seen anything of Kate’s that we didn’t like, and looking back over all the projects she and her collaborators have produced confirmed our suspicions. What also struck us was the fact that Miss Moross has only been a graduate for three years, THREE YEARS. What have you achieved in the time that she’s managed to build a design empire? We can’t think of much either.

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    Last Thursday and Friday the rooms of Mercer Street Studios in Covent Garden were transformed into the giant, branded Talking Shop as part of BeViacom’s first ever pop-up event. The media giant invited speakers from all walks of the industry to contribute to discussions on the biggest issues facing marketers today. As the owner of three of the most colourful media channels currently operating – MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central – the Talking Shop space was suitably swathed from top to bottom in bright colours and immersive environments designed and decorated by the likes of Alex Noble and James Joyce.

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    In the third of our new Opinion pieces editorial assistant James Cartwright wonders what a skydiving Austrian has to do with sugary liquids and as always we want YOUR comments too, you can join the debate under the text…

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    It’s been a whole week since we held our one-day creative symposium Here and to be honest we miss it already. Earlier this week we praised our incredible speakers to the high heavens but here also played host to some amazing live elements during the day.

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    Last Friday 500 people packed into the glorious surroundings of The Royal Geographical Society for our biggest ever event, Here. We decided not to overcomplicate things – invite great speakers, put them on stage and let their talents and insights do the rest, and the result was something pretty special – entertaining, informative and inspiring (even if we do say so ourselves!).

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    With only 24 hours to go until Here, we thought we’d give you a sneak peek at some of the treats we have lined up for the day. As well as providing a show-stopping schedule of talks from world-renowned creative practitioners, the Royal Geographical Society will be playing host to a number of live elements curated by us throughout the day.

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    Queuing up for Bompas & Parr’s much talked about new adventure (project doesn’t ever quite do them justice) it seemed odd to be watching the cast of Made in Chelsea plus many other not-quite-recognisable celebrities being chauffeured in before the rest of the baying crowd. What used to be two men on a mission to blow the minds of the unwitting public using large quantities of jelly and booze are now some of the most sought-after food artists on the planet (which may explain the arrival of the celebs).

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    It can be hard to concentrate on the artistic side of things when you’ve got some of the world’s most amazing sports men and women doing things on your TV screen that you had never dreamt of before (did you see the rhythmic gymnastics?). But while all of the sporting triumph was going on, in the background lurked something that had been in the making since 2008 – The Cultural Olympiad.

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    Continuing their longstanding tradition of graphic excellence and spectacular events the Walker Art Center have recently produced this striking identity for Rock the Garden, a one-day festival within the centre’s grounds that featured the likes of Tune-Yards, The Hold Steady and Doomtree. The identity uses a monolithic abstract form as its centrepiece, created from overlaid lines and dots that form unique moire patterns when overlaid over pre-existing patterns and imagery.

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    We are thrilled to announce that the multitalented and hugely influential British designer Thomas Heatherwick will be delivering the closing keynote talk of Here, our one-day symposium. He will join a stellar line-up of over a dozen brilliant creatives from the UK and abroad speaking about their practice and process, as well as sharing their insights and expertise, in our biggest event to date.

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    The most exciting thing to come out of the Journey To Greatness event, a product of six months worth of passion and process, insight and inspiration from four groups of talented graduates plucked from the University of the Arts institutions is this: The journey is not over.

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    It’s a pretty bizarre sensation to experience nostalgia for something you’ve never actually experienced; how is it even possible to relate to events that are entirely alien? But that’s exactly the feeling conveyed by Ben Pier’s Teenage Teeth. A catalogue of almost a decade of documenting American youth, (and some pretty youthful geriatric characters) the series harnesses the cinematic immediacy of blue-collar America. Featuring snapshot after snapshot of events and experiences that we understand purely from the standpoint of a movie-goer (any US nationals reading this, we envy your cinematic youth), from high-school lunch halls to low-rise whitewashed homes.

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    Ambition is always risky – get it wrong and you can expect it via both barrels from those keen to point out the error of you overreaching yourself. But get it right and it can be transcendental and my goodness did Jonathan Santana and Xander Smith get it right for this year’s Saatchi and Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase unveiling event in Cannes. In front of an audience of 3,000 industry peers (no pressure then!), the duo masterminded an extraordinary sound and light show around the theme Meet Your Creator, which included choreographing 16 specially-made flying robots (by the genius team at K Mel Robotics) in an elaborate, enjoyably melodramatic sequence that few present are likely to forget. It’s testament to the power of their creation that even via Youtube, so often an underwhelming disseminator of live events, it’s five minutes of sheer brilliance. Sit back and enjoy.

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    We’re sorry to say we missed independent publishing fair About – by all accounts the lineup was stellar and included some of our indie publishing favourites (Lubok, Landfill and Museums Press). In our defence it was in Mainz, Germany, and that’s a hell of a long way to travel, even for great books. Thankfully we, and anyone else that couldn’t make it to mainland Europe, can take away a little piece of the About experience with one of these stunning flags, available to purchase from the website below.

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    We are excited to announce more speakers for Here, our big creative symposium taking place this September in London’s beautiful Royal Geographical Society. Across the day, expect insights, inspirational talks, experiments and live elements from over a dozen brilliant creatives. For this fast paced festival of creativity, we’re bringing together digital innovators, prolific graphic designers, animators and illustrators, a daring photographer, a dazzling film director, a body-architect and a top-notch fashion legend, amongst others. 

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    Perhaps it’s easier to explain what not to expect at the first East London Comics & Arts Festival (ELCAF) hosted by NoBrow this weekend. Most importantly, it is definitely not exclusive to the comic and cartoon hangouts; if you know what is good and good for you then you’ll know that a room full of independent publishers and image-makers with original work, limited editions and small-run presses going for mere, mere moneys is worth your while.

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    Taking stock is actually more difficult than it sounds and opinion ca be split between those who see it as essential strategic thinking for any organisation, and those who worry it smacks a little of navel-gazing. But for top creative agency The Church of London, the opening of their new east London space 71a was the perfect opportunity to look at what they’re doing and what they’ve done. So much so that they called the inaugural exhibition What we’re doing; What we’ve done, featuring a collection of some of the best visuals from their Little White Lies and Huck titles.

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    It was never going to be easy to explain what exactly happened at the current Secret Cinema – purely because we’re not allowed to disclose anything. But after confirming what exactly we can tell you, I’ll do my best to describe the immersive and exciting science-experiment of a dinner that we were invited to, courtesy of Secret Cinema, and in the venue itself.

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    We’ve got some very tasty new announcements for Here, our one-day, fast-paced festival of creativity. We are very pleased to announce that Andy Stevens of legendary graphic design studio Graphic Thought Facility will deliver some design words of wisdom, followed by insights from in-demand, multi-faceted illustrator Quentin Jones, and talented brothers Job (Letman) and Roel Wouters will take to the stage to present an exciting exploration of their combined talents: from striking typography to interactive design, film and ideas generation. Adding to the mix of inspirational talks, expect some experimental antics from the one and only Bompas & Parr.

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    We’ve seen them build a chocolate climbing wall (scaled by Peter Andre), we’ve listened to them explain the surprisingly logical reasoning behind exploding wedding cakes (no one ever eats it anyway), and we’ve even been mildly drugged by them with seductive rags of ether. So naturally when we heard that London’s favourite culinary wizards, Bompas and Parr, were taking over the Selfridges roof for the second time – the first being their plight to flood the roof with an emerald green boating lake – and creating a crazy golf course made entirely of cake, we were excited.

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    It’s hard to try and describe something that’s so painstakingly epic that it’s hard to digest, but I’ll give it a go. This morning, outside the It’s Nice That offices by the Nike 1948 space, a queue of very cold, determined people sat in deck chairs wrapped in sleeping bags. What were they waiting for? Some shoes. Which shoes? Tom Sach’s collaboration with Nike, released to mark the opening of his super-hyped show Space Program: Mars happening at this moment in New York.

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    Tudo Bom Todo Bem. Alex and myself have recently returned from Sao Paulo where we ran a five day workshop with Mesa & Cadeira (Table & Chairs). Hosted in the impressive Weiden + Kennedy offices and following in the rather large footsteps of Anthony Burrill and Andy Cameron, our workshop ran during evenings and weekends with 16 like-minded individuals centred around curation, editing and publishing content.

    During our five day workshop we were also lucky enough to work with some of the keenest minds in the city, and collaboratively set ourselves a mission – to make people fall in love with Sao Paulo. The content that followed has exceeded our expectations, and the passion and personality every single person bought to their contribution was typical of a city that despite reputation, has proved to be the most welcoming we’ve ever visited.

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    I can’t help feel that the 18th Century got a lot of things right, you know apart from rampant xenophobia, social injustice and polio. You get the sense they knew how to have fun, and nowhere is this more obvious that the tradition of pleasure gardens, social spaces designed to dazzle, titillate and amuse everyone from aristocrats to grubby chimney sweep types. So kudos to the team bringing pleasure back (to paraphrase Mr Timberlake) with the London Pleasure Gardens in the east end due to open next month.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The final evening was called Words as Performance and the final talk saw Tim Clare, founder of The Poetry Takeaway explaining why he chose to bing this creative medium to the masses.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The final evening was called Words as Performance and here’s game designer Holly Gramazio talking about how words can help facilitate play in all sorts of senses.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The final evening was called Words as Performance and this is blogger and performance poet Musa Okwonga talking about harnessing the power of words to enthral and entertain.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The third evening was called Words as Words and this is novelist Richard Beard talking about the structural games authors can play in the written format.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The third evening was called Words as Words and this talk sees poet and lexicographer Giles Goodland talk about the mammoth task of creating and maintaining the Oxford English Dictionary.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The third evening was called Words as Words, and here’s neuroscientist Dr Jenny Crinion ( and one of her patients Lottje) talking about treating patients with aphasia, the inability to form words which often follows a stroke.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The second evening was called Words as Images and here’s graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge discussing some of the projects he has worked on with his studio over the years.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The second evening was called Words as Images and this is Andy Altmann of Why Not Associates talking about the huge undertaking of planning and executing The Comedy Carpet in Blackpool with the artist Gordon Young.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The first evening was called Words as Communication and this talk sees Paul Lewis, special projects editor of The Guardian talking about how Twitter has revolutionised his trade.

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    In February 2012 we were thrilled to be invited to host a series of talks at Selfridges as part of their Words Words Words season. The first evening was called Words as Communication and here’s James Bridle talking about the emergent forms of literature appearing at the point where old and new technology blur.

  37. Herelist

    After the resounding success of 2011’s In Progress and the fantastic talks by the 30 brilliant speakers involved in last week’s Beauty in the Making, we are very excited to announce the launch of our creative symposium, Here, It’s Nice That’s biggest event to date.

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    If you weren’t already aware, It’s Nice That has this week curated a selection of carefully-picked speakers as part of GF Smith’s paper-infused event Beauty in the Making. More a celebration than an exhibition, more a workshop than a gallery, it is a fine example of a lovely group of people who know an awful lot about one subject, passing it on to those who never knew there was so much to learn. 

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    Future Cinema (sister company to The Other Cinema) have become well-known for expanding films beyond the screen and bringing them to life through large-scale events, recreating scenes and settings to dizzying effect. They’ve done it again with a 360 degree live cinematic experience of Bugsy Malone that’s currently running in London.

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    For those who missed out on last week’s tickets for Beauty in the Making talks, fear not! We’ve got a whole heap more tickets for the taking. Throughout the week 23 – 27 April, we’ve invited some spectacular speakers including Bompas & Parr, inventor Mark Champkins, director Kim Gehrig, Secret Cinema’s Fabien Riggall and many more. All you need to do is register below.