Taking place in Brighton this September, the Reasons to: festival features a stellar line-up of speakers and a schedule of talks to inspire creatives of all sorts.
Over three days the festival hosts the likes of Jessica Hische, Mr Bingo, Wilfrid Wood, Seb Lester and Laura Jordan Bambach, speaking on the subjects they know best. Highlights include Erik Kessels: Your Mistakes Could Change The World; Stefan Sagmeister: Why Beauty Matters; Nelly Ben Hayoun: Designing the Impossible; and Gavin Strange: Workin’ & Merkin’.
On Wednesday, day two of the festival, the keynote is Elevator Pitch — a quick-fire series of three minute talks from 20 up-and-coming creatives. Whether it’s showcasing a new idea, or demonstrating live coding or live drawing, this is a fresh and fast-paced session giving exposure to emerging talent. The audience vote for their favourite three, and these speakers are invited to return the following year to host a full session. Last year’s winners were Mister Phil, Martin Hollywood and Adam Butler.
The event takes place over three days in three venues, with the mornings hosting multiple talks across the venues, and just one main talk happening in the afternoons.
Organisers have also invited friends of the festival, such as Jim Stoten and Jon Burgerman, to “remix” the Reasons to: “R” logo with eclectic results.
Reasons to: takes place from 5 — 7 September.
- Illustrator Katy Stubbs on moulding her dishy stories out of clay
- Tom Noon on his musical, spontaneous and illustrative approach to graphic design
- Nazif Lopulissa rethinks the shapes and forms of the children’s playground
- Egg is an animation about attempting – and failing – to take control of something you are afraid of
- Why creatives should take the election advantage
- Adrienne Law on making something digital feel physical
- “We want to challenge and disturb the audience”: meet graphic design studio Alliage
- Matt Willey leaves The New York Times Magazine and joins Pentagram
- Ikki Kobayashi’s new series investigates the tension between shapes and negative space
- “Perfectly beautiful things don’t attract me”: Heesun Seo on her nontraditional practice
- The Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 makes a statement about peace and communication
- Moleskine’s digital notebook and a visual inventory of Earth win Apple's Apps of the Year