We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Inkygoodness & Glug to present Glug Birmingham: Midland Masters – a series of talks by local designers, illustrators and studios celebrating the creative talent of the Midlands.
What is Glug?
Glug is a series of events for the design and creative community. Their showcase event is held in London but there are now 6 other events around the world. Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well attended creative events around.
Glug events have included great talks, film previews, live art, installations and exhibitions from the likes of Airside, Anthony Burrill, Baiyon, Dixon Baxi, I Love Dust, Jason Bruges Studio, Mainframe, Marc Kremers, Noma Bar and Why Not Associates. Alongside these regular Glugs, they’ve also run events in conjunction with Arts & Business, D&AD, DAHRA, GameCity and Pick Me Up.
Recently they’ve hosted Google Creative Labs, B-Reel, Tellart, United Visual Artists, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Hudson Powell, Serial Cut, Soimon Manchip of Someone and Peter Crawley.
Midland Masters | Launch event
When: 6pm – late, 21st August 2014
For the first edition of Glug Birmingham we’re presenting a series of engaging, energetic and inspiring evening events of talks, live drawing, stalls & more at Fazeley Studios in the creative quarter of Digbeth – located 2 minutes from The Custard Factory and a short stroll from the Bullring and Birmingham New Street station. As well as six brilliant speakers, there’s going to be a BBQ and a bar.
Alex Fowkes is a freelance graphic designer from London. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2010 with First-Class Honours in Graphic Design. Clients include: Sony Music, NHS, Timba Smits, Empire, Fruit of the Loom, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, Next and many more.
Studio Output are a creative agency making still, moving and interactive work. And whatever the medium, they have one aim in mind: to make amazing work. Work that goes far beyond ticking the boxes on a brief. Work that takes you by surprise, makes you see things differently, and inspires you to share it with other people. Truly creative work, that will be remembered. Glug exists thanks to Studio Output.
Waste is an award winning independent creative agency based in Nottingham, UK. We’re a collaborative, diverse, and forward thinking team who have a geniune passion for what we do. We deliver considered and engaging design for a wide range of clients across both the private and public sectors. Waste have curated events and collaborated on projects in the Midlands since 2004. Waste were invited by Type and Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD) at Birmingham City University to be involved in the production of ‘The House of Caslon’.
Matt Nation – PROVIDE
PROVIDE is an experiment. We’re following our passions, interests, beliefs and ideals wherever they take us and collecting curious, inspiring and talented people along the way. We produce a graphic-led line of clothing and accessories which we sell alongside books, magazines and other things we love in our retail shop in Digbeth, Birmingham. Everything we do is motivated by three simple choices; Choose Adventure. Embrace Failure. Defy Impossible.
Gemma Germains – Well Made Studio
Well Made Studio are a design studio based in Liverpool, specialising in design for brands, realised through well considered and emotionally engaging print and digital projects.
Dan Button – FRUKT | Hero Of Switzerland
Co founder and Creative Director of illustration collective Hero of Switzerland, Dan Button is also Senior Designer at FRUKT Source, a creative agency specialising in music, entertainment and lifestyle marketing trends from across the globe.
@FRUKTsource | wearefrukt.com | @heroswitzerland |heroofswitzerland.com
We’re taking over Fazeley Studios in Digbeth.
Tickets are – £7.50 for an early bird.
Glug combo pass* – £20 (Save £2.50) – Limited availability.
*Inclusive access to all three Glug ‘Midland Makers’ events in August, November & March. (Dates and speaker info tba.)
Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite.
Are you a Midlands based illustrator, designer or creative? Are you interested in a FREE stall to sell your wares to Glug attendees? You’re in luck! A limited number of stalls will be available at each of our #GlugBrum events. Register your interest by emailing email@example.com with ‘Glug Brum’ in the subject line. Please include a link to your website and a brief introduction – no attachments please.
If you’re a local business and interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsor pack.
Phew, that’s a lot of information
To keep up to date with everything Glug Birmingham:
www.createdinbirmingham.com • facebook • twitter
www.inkygoodness.com • facebook • twitter
www.glugevents.com • facebook • twitter
We also have set up a facebook event.