Birmingham Design Festival featuring Draplin, Solo: A Star Wars Story and more

Part of our #FridayFeature, we would love to share this awesome festival called: Birmingham Design Festival 2018. If you are around Birmingham, England, you should definitely check it out! There will be amazing speakers like Draplin, Tom Muller and Solo: A Star Wars Story – Talk & Screening. Over 4 days of celebrating the local, national and international design industry happening from June 7-10, just take a look at that venue. Props to everyone involved in this festival.

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A celebration of the local, national and international design industry held over four days in June 2018

Birmingham Design Festival has announced its key headline events for the festival as it prepares for tickets to go on sale later this month. The much anticipated events will feature a host of world renowned designers, print-makers, graphic artists, advertising maestros, UI afficionados, illustrators and animators, and will be held in some of the city's most impressive and innovative venues across the festival's three Design Districts. As a celebration of the local, national and international design industry, the city's first Design Festival will take place from 7th to 10th June and full programme details can be found at http://birminghamdesignfestival.org.uk

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The programme of designers and studios confirmed for the festival includes printmakers, illustrators, typesetters, animators, architects, UX aficionados, product designers, digital talent and good people changing the design industry from the top down and the bottom up. The full list of speakers can be viewed here: http://birminghamdesignfestival.org.uk/whats-on/speakers.

Birmingham Design Festival featuring Draplin, Solo: A Star Wars Story and moreSolo: A Star Wars Story – Talk & Screening

Alongside these headline events the festival programme will feature workshops, talks, exhibitions, demonstrations and screenings curated into three Design Districts across the four days. The Graphic district will be in the city centre, the Digital district in the Digbeth area of the city and the Product district will feature venues in the city's historic and unique Jewellery Quarter. The festival curators have taken great care to include both modern and historic venues across Birmingham, in order to showcase the innovative institutions and rich heritage the city has to offer. Each district will have a hub venue which will play host to a diverse programme of FREE talks featuring some of the world's most innovative, award winning creative studios including R/GA, Rosie Lee, B-Reel, Make, Gensler and DBLG. Tickets for these free events will also be available online on Saturday 21st April.

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