Whitespacers went along in force to the excellent Long Lunch talk by Anthony Burrill on Tuesday night. Mr Burrill mentioned that his work had been ripped off quite few times and that it was quite flattering so the Whitespace design team decided to each produce their own Anthony Burrill style poster. Oh and he has an exhibition opening Thu 11 Feb at Analogue Books.
In no particular order:
Fantastic enthusiasm from these two blokes as they strived for perfection in their designs. A lot of the designs were simple then refined and simplified even more.
One of the first agencies that really talked sense in the online world. Great work for the Hayward Gallery (since been redone but you can see the old one below) they really managed to convey the sense that website could and should have concepts behind them
Some great work. A lot of wayfinding graphics and exhibition but again similar to De-constuct it was idea focused. Favourite bit of inspiration was when they needed to design a directional sign that showed people which way to go so they decided why not do a really big arrow? Love it! Reinforces the idea that simple is better. Usually the first idea is right. Simples.
Probably the most famous graphic designer in the world showed some of his legendary work for bands such as Joy Division and New order and gave an eye opener into the workings of Pentgram. He didn’t prepare a talk as such but rather answered pre-arranged questions. Some left disappointed but most were inspired.
The latest talk hosted by Long Lunch this October is by London based multidisciplinary design studio Proud Creative. These events are usually top notch and this one looks no different. Proud Creative have produced some fantastic work recently including a rebrand for former Sci Fi Channel Syfy (pronouced “Sci Fi”). Event is at the Glasgow School of Art. Get tickets quick!
And some more Proud work whet the Long Lunch appetite!