Nicer Tuesdays 2015: Kev F. Sutherland

Every month we invite four speakers to give us insights and inspirations around a particular theme, from collaboration to mistake-making, erotica to hobbies and pastimes.

In March we hosted an evening on the theme of Childhood.

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Michael Driver Highlights of 2015 (15 December 2015)

In December’s Highlights of 2015 themed Nicer Tuesdays, London-based illustrator and It’s Nice That Graduate 2015 Michael Driver has had a slew of envy inducing commissions for the likes of The Guardian, The Washington Post and Wired in 2015.

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Camille Walala Highlights of 2015 (15 December 2015)

In December’s Highlights of 2015 themed Nicer Tuesdays, this year has seen Camille travel the world and deliver a diverse range of projects, from product and fashion design to architectural scale murals.

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Animade Highlights of 2015 (15 December 2015)

In December’s Highlights of 2015 themed Nicer Tuesdays, Tom Judd and James Chambers talk focused on the self-initiated projects from the surreal like Frankensim to more practical experiments.

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Ben Alun-Jones Highlights of 2015 (15 December 2015)

In December’s Highlights of 2015 themed Nicer Tuesdays, Ben Alun-Jones, founder of knitwear company Unmade. His presentation took us on a whistle-stop tour of Unmade’s wildly successful year that culminated in the recent partnership with It’s Nice That and rebranding.

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Catherine Ince Collecting (24 November 2015)

In November’s collecting themed Nicer Tuesdays, Catherine Ince, the curator of The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition at the Barbican (and now senior curator at the V&A) spoke about the task of diving into an archive collection of over one million artefacts.

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Alan Kitching Collecting (24 November 2015)

In November’s collecting themed Nicer Tuesdays, typographer and designer Alan Kitching explains how, in 1997, he decided to put the money he saved for his pension into buying a type collection that was sat gathering dust and woodworm in a barn near Bristol.

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Paula Zucotti Collecting (24 November 2015)

In November’s collecting themed Nicer Tuesdays, Paula Zucotti, founder of The Overworld, talks us through her project Everything we Touch – an ambitious attempt to look at contemporary life across the world through the objects that people make physical contact with throughout the day.

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Nina Manandhar Collecting (24 November 2015)

In November’s collecting themed Nicer Tuesdays, photographer and artist Nina Manandhar presents her What We Wore project – a collection of photographs and anecdotes that relays people’s style history in Britain from 1950 to present day.

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Carl Turner Home (27 October 2015)

In October’s home themed Nicer Tuesdays, Carl Turner talks us through converting a four metre-wide garage into a house entirely cast from concrete, to a supermodular floating home whose plans are available for download.

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Liron Kroll Home (27 October 2015)

In October’s home themed Nicer Tuesdays, RCA graduate Liron Kroll takes us on a surreal and slightly eerie journey into her work.

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Nitipak Samsen Home (27 October 2015)

In October’s home themed Nicer Tuesdays, Nitipak Samsen, a partner at tech-savvy design practice Umbrellium, takes us back several years to a project inspired by his self-described obsession with carbon footprints

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James Hilton Art School (29 September 2015)

In September’s art school themed Nicer Tuesdays, James Hilton, co-founder of AKQA and founder of Atelier Strange, shared a less positive view on art school.

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Dean Brown Art School (29 September 2015)

In September’s art school themed Nicer Tuesdays, Dean Brown led us through his very positive experiences of the art school system, and showed off his superb portfolio.

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Darryl Clifton Art School (29 September 2015)

In September’s art school themed Nicer Tuesdays, Design Programme Leader and Course Director, Darryl Clifton, plots a timeline of how art school has changed over the years.

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James Greenfield Failures (25 August 2015)

In August’s failure themed Nicer Tuesdays, graphic designer James Greenfield pulls together a handy list of tips to avoid when becoming a designer.

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Matt Wade Failures (25 August 2015)

In August’s failure themed Nicer Tuesdays, Matt Wade talks us through some tricky projects at his research design studio, Kin.

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Studio Swine Failures (25 August 2015)

In August’s failure themed Nicer Tuesdays, Designs of The Year nominated Studio Swine talk us through the benefits of embracing failure within their work.

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Matteo Fogale Failures (25 August 2015)

In August’s failure themed Nicer Tuesdays, industrial product designer Matteo Fogale discusses the difficulties of crowdfunding a new business.

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Craig Oldham Books (28 July 2015)

In July’s books themed Nicer Tuesdays, northern graphic designer Craig Oldham discusses his new publication, In Loving Memory of Work.

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Sarah Boris Books (28 July 2015)

In July’s books themed Nicer Tuesdays, graphic designer Sarah Boris takes us through her award-winning portfolio of editorial design.

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Alex Chinneck Public Art (30 June 2015)

In May’s public art themed Nicer Tuesdays, artist Alex Chinneck talks us through his incredible portfolio of contemporary public art pieces.

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Je Ahn Nature (26 May 2015)

In May’s nature themed Nicer Tuesdays, founding director of Studio Weave, Je Ahn takes us on a tour through some of its nature-based projects.

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Carol Montpart Nature (26 May 2015)

In May’s nature themed Nicer Tuesdays, co-founder and creative director of The Plant magazine, Carol Montpart talks us through her beautiful bi-annual publication.

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Katie Scott Nature (26 May 2015)

In May’s nature themed Nicer Tuesdays, illustrator Katie Scott takes us through her wonderful portfolio of intricate, biological commissions.

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Tom Murphy and Emma Sibley Nature (26 May 2015)

In May’s nature themed Nicer Tuesdays, Tom Murphy and Emma Sibley talk us through their green-fingered start up, London Terrariums.

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Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh Technology (28 April 2015)

In April’s technology themed Nicer Tuesdays, co-founder and inventor of Sugru, Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, discusses how the technology is helping people transform the use of everyday objects.

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Aaron Johnston and Adam Shephard Technology (28 April 2015)

In April’s technology themed Nicer Tuesdays, Aaron and Adam talk us through Technology Will Save Us, a London-based start-up focussed on making creativity with technology accessible to everyone.

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Doug Hindson Technology (28 April 2015)

In April’s technology themed Nicer Tuesdays, illustrator Doug Hindson talks us through his recent animation that explores the dehumanising effects of technology on our lives and relationships.

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David Sheldon Hicks and Peter Eszeny Technology (28 April 2015)

In April’s technology themed Nicer Tuesdays, David and Peter from Territory Studio talk through their companies amazing portfolio including the visuals for Guardians of The Galaxy and Prometheus.

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Lawrence Zeegen Childhood (31 March 2015)

In March’s childhood themed Nicer Tuesdays, Lawrence Zeegen, dean of LCC’s School of Design talks to us about his wonderful publication, Ladybird by Design.

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Katie Johnston Childhood (31 March 2015)

In March’s childhood themed Nicer Tuesdays, Katie Johnston talks us through her start-up Play-o-logy, an organisation created with the aim of making difficult subjects fun for kids.

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Kev F. Sutherland Childhood (31 March 2015)

In March’s childhood themed Nicer Tuesdays, comics artist Kev F. Sutherland talks us through his wonderful portfolio of work including The Beano, Bash Street Kids and Roger the Dodger.

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Toby Parkin Childhood (31 March 2015)

In March’s childhood themed Nicer Tuesdays, Toby Parkin from the Science Museum talks us through how the museum has remained awe-inspiring since 1857.

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Tim Noakes Publishing (24 February 2015)

In February’s publishing themed Nicer Tuesdays, Tim Noakes editor-in-chief of Dazed discusses the websites past, present and future.

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Anna Bates and Elizabeth Glickfeld Publishing (24 February 2015)

In February’s publishing themed Nicer Tuesdays, Anna Bates and Elizabeth Glickfeld talk us through their crowdfunded biannual publication, Dirty Furniture.

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David Hellqvist Publishing (24 February 2015)

In February’s publishing themed Nicer Tuesdays, David Hellqvist, fashion features editor at PORT, discusses his excellent branded content portfolio

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Steve Watson Publishing (24 February 2015)

In February’s publishing themed Nicer Tuesdays, Steve Watson talks us through his company Stack Magazines, which champions the worlds best independent publications.

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Matilda Tristram Humour (27 January 2015)

In January’s humour themed Nicer Tuesdays, Matilda Tristram the illustrator and comic artist talks us through her raw and poignant but enduringly-humorous comic Probably Nothing.

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Wilfrid Wood Humour (27 January 2015)

In January’s humour themed Nicer Tuesdays, former Spitting Image head builder Wilfrid Wood talks us though his wonderful portfolio of witty sculpture.

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Mr. Bingo Humour (27 January 2015)

In January’s humour themed Nicer Tuesdays, Mr. Bingo talks us through his amazing portfolio of work and ended the talk with a rap on stock photography.

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Karl Toomey Humour (27 January 2015)

In January’s humour themed Nicer Tuesdays, Karl Toomey senior art director at INT Works talks about his own personal projects including Gary Goals which caused a big stir across the football world in 2014.

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Zelda Malan Art School (29 September 2015)

In September’s art school themed Nicer Tuesdays, senior lecturer on graphic design at Kingston University. In a wonderfully inspirational talk we see how graphic design takes many forms, and how utterly valuable ideas are in art eduction.