Happy New Year and welcome to Nicer Tuesdays 2018! Up our sleeves we’ve stashed a truly exciting and inspiring line-up of speakers from across the creative industries, ready and willing to share their insights, advice, experience and the working processes behind some incredible projects.
Tickets for our first event of the year are now on sale. Get tickets here for the event on Tuesday 30 January evening at Oval Space, to hear talks from Visual Editions, The Anonymous Project, I Saw John First and Marie Jacotey.
We’re also pleased to welcome a new event partner in Dropbox, who will be joining us for the year and bringing a treat for every Nicer Tuesdays attendee. The Dropbox collaborative poster series will see two top notch creatives from various fields and locations working together, via the collaborative working platform, Dropbox Paper, to create an A3 poster every month. This monthly poster will be free for visitors to take home. The first duo will be revealed soon here on It’s Nice That, so keep your eyes peeled.
Dropbox joins event partner Adobe Stock, which we’re pleased to say is returning for 2018. Last year, Adobe brought a programme of interactive workshops to Oval Space, which ticket-holders made the most of in between the talks. Using Adobe Stock’s huge bank of imagery, they customised everything from socks, water bottles and mugs to baubles and flip flops (season depending). We’re excited to see what this year brings.
Our event partners join long-time supporters Park Communications, with drinks sponsors The Five Points Brewing Company.
Visual Editions is a book publisher, creative studio and reading lab. Founded by creative director Anna Gerber and strategist Britt Iversen, the duo works at the cross section of publishing, design and tech, such as its collaborative project with Google Creative Lab: Editions at Play. Anna and Britt will be speaking about the latest story to be brought to life via this experimental and immersive web based digital book platform.
The Anonymous Project started around a year ago, a result of co-founder Lee Shulman’s obsession with collecting found photographic slides. Now, with 400,000 slides in the bank, the collection represents our shared history and acts as a “pool of artefacts of daily life” from the 1960s to the digital age. Lee and co-founder Emmanuelle Halkin will be telling us more.
I Saw John First, aka John Christian, is an animator from Norway whose knack for entrancing colour, texture and narrative has seen him direct videos for Coldplay’s All I Can Think About is You and Mr Jukes’ Angels / Your Love. ft BJ The Chicago Kid. At Nicer Tuesdays, John will delve into the latter, taking us behind the intricate creation process.
Known for her expressive and charismatic coloured pencil works, French, London-based illustrator Marie Jacotey has established a loyal fanbase in her short career. This is not least due to her candid, feminist subject matter, explored on small panel comics, prints and lately on larger scale installations. She’ll be explaining the ideas and approach to her recent collaboration with poet Rachael Allen.
Event Partner: Dropbox
Dropbox Paper is a collaborative workspace that eliminates distractions that get in the way of creativity. Because you can work with all types of content – from video, to sound to code – in Paper, you and your collaborators can easily edit and discuss all aspects of your project in one centralised place.
Event Partner: Adobe Stock
Keep your work fresh with Adobe Stock. No matter what project you’re working on, you can always find the perfect asset in the library of over 90 million high-quality images, graphics, videos, templates, and 3D assets plus our Premium and Editorial. Join them at Nicer Tuesdays to see what amazing things you can create with Adobe Stock. Click here to try Adobe Stock free for one month.
Supported by: Park Communications
As one of London’s most respected printers, Park Communications is known for its care, attention to detail and high quality, which is why we choose Park for Printed Pages.
Supported by: The Five Points Brewing Company
The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in Hackney, London, brewing with a commitment to provenance, quality, consistency and the community since 2013.
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