London Design Festival 2018

London’s annual design event for the second time round.

Written by Craig Berry
Junior Designer at VBAT

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London Design Festival 2018 – Identity by Pentagram

As impressive as these letters where on a typographic and design basis, it was great to see how they could be used by children, playing, creating abstract structures and spelling out words; using the metal forms as play tools.

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Kellenberger-White – Alphabet

“a contemporary perspective on the poetry of the era”.

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Pentagram x 14–18 NOW – Dazzle

After the Festival, the flags were auctioned and sold to raise money for a trio of local community partners picked by Better Bankside.

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Better Bankside x NB Studio – Flags of Bankside
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Place Press – Roberto’s Rio
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Roberto Marx Brule patterns in Copacobana

Urban Splash are known for their architecture work across the UK but particularly in the North of England and this exhibition celebrates 25 years of award winning project;
it is “an unplanned trip from Madchester to Brexit via Easyjet and driverless cars, with a quick history of unorthodox thinking and a few buildings along the way”.

Housed in the prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) HQ in Marylebone, the exhibition filled one of its large display rooms: full of tables containing photographs, descriptions, sketches, publications and ephemera related to their projects. Urban Splash are known for their architecture, re-development and regeneration of buildings and areas particularly in the North of England where cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle which were once homes to great industries began to decline in the 1990s.

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Urban Splash – It Will Never Work
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Jason Bruges Studio – Brutal Tapestry

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written by Craig Berry, Creative at VBAT
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