Birmingham Design Festival 2019

If you were following our Instagram Stories last week, you may have noticed that we were at Birmingham Design Festival 2019. We attended 2 out of the 3 days and despite the weather, we thought it was DOPE!

Seriously though, what is going on with the weather? It feels like it’s been raining for 2 weeks non-stop and we’ve heard it’s set to continue … ah f*ck. Anyway, back to Birmingham Design Festival (BDF) which was in its second year and spanned the city, encouraging visitors to rediscover what they presumed about Birmingham.

The organisers, a group of Midland’s based designers, split the ‘design’ element into three key areas of study; Graphic, Digital and Product. This allowed for multiple events happening at the same time which meant that the attendee had a choice of free talks, screenings, workshops and tutorials all hosted at some beautiful creative spaces.

Some of the highlights for us included getting hands-on at the Foilco workshop, ‘the first draft of anything is shit’ by Alice Tonge (head of 4creative), a talk by Joy Nazzari and Patrick Eley from dn&co on finding new truths for old places and their rebrand of Digbeth, tips on how to survive in the creative business by Michael Johnson from Johnson Banks and finally listening to the guys from our favourite printers Moo!