Tickets are now available for our next Nicer Tuesdays event, taking place on the evening of 26 June at Oval Space. Our speaker line-up this month features illustrator and member of collective Le Gun, Robert Rubbish; founder and editor-in-chief of Season zine Felicia Pennant; animation director Nicos Livesey; and Belgian graphic design studio Atelier Brenda.
Graphic design studio Atelier Brenda – though often referred to colloquially, and mysteriously, as if Brenda is a single entity – is actually made up of three female graphic and type designers, Nana Esi, Sophie Keij and Amélie Bakker. Brenda is their alter ego, with a character to match, and a way for the trio to join forces post university and garner clients – which worked a treat. Each designer has their own graphic style and skillset, which they bring to the studio’s unique and lively work. Nana and Sophie will be joining us to share their latest creations.
Irreverent and renowned illustration collective Le Gun have long been staples of the London creative scene, and Robert Rubbish is one of its charismatic members. Not only known for his work, he’s a familiar sight around town too, particularly Soho, the subject of much of his work and recent book, Spiritus Soho. Depicting the area’s idiosyncratic characters and ambience to a T, the images show Robert is a master storyteller, so we’re very keen to hear him tell us more from the Nicer Tuesdays podium.
In the month of the World Cup, we’re excited to have Felicia Pennant, founder and editor-in-chief of Season zine, join us to speak about its fifth issue. Founded in 2016 as a football and fashion publication for female football fans, to “counter the male, pale and sometimes stale state of modern football culture”, its stories are pioneering, empowering and a much-needed breath of fresh air in the publishing landscape. Felicia will be telling us about issue five, which explores religion and faith in football.
Animation director Nicos Livesey was one of It’s Nice That’s Ones to Watch 2017, selected for his incredible stop motion films. These include the mesmerising claymation video Glore for Radkey, part of Channel 4’s Random Acts series, a stop motion ad for Maynards Bassetts made from icing and jelly, and an entirely sewn music video for his band Throne. He recently returned to working with embroidery, collaborating with The London Embroidery Studio to create the BBC’s World Cup trailer. He’ll be telling us how this intricate film was made.
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