Graphic artist Anthony Burrill has created two works for the inaugural Harewood House Biennial, a six metre-high tower and an installation for the entrance hall of the manor house in Yorkshire. Bringing together traditional letterpress typefaces and modern-day craft techniques, Burrill’s ‘visual puzzles’ take inspiration from the geometry and symmetry of the 18th century Leeds building, confronting people’s perceptions about whether historic houses should remain pristine or be challenged by contemporary ideas.

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AuthorNicole Phillips
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Sophie Elinor Brown was the latest speaker announced for the 2019 conference - I have waxed lyrical about her many talents here before. In this interview she discusses how she accidentally stumbled across typography, her process and passions. Learn more (and grab a ticket to hear Soph speak!) here.

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It is a huge honor to have my work exhibited alongside those I admire! I would have loved to be there to see the show in person - by all accounts (Yes I have been obsessively following on twitter!) BDF 2019 sounds like an epic event and I look forward to checking it out in person some day.

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Honored to have work included in the PHORM, Black & White exhibition opening the 2019 Birmingham Design Festival. Playing on the theme of Truth, it will consist of 50 graphic posters by designers both local and international. The art will be auctioned for charity.

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I think the Better Letters events are phenomenal and am so excited to see they are selling the Mike Meyer’s workshop resources as merch. The poster series is fantastic but I am most excited by this A5 booklet showing stroke sequence and spacing for a variety of sign painting styles. The 12-page booklet contains: Block (upper and lower case); Thick & Thin; Casual; Slanted Casual; Script (upper and lower case). It also includes reference pages for spacing, shadows and convex bevels.

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In awe of the powerful work included in the Present Tense: Wāhine Toi Aotearoa initiative, my submission was 'Reform Required’ calling for us to all do better, & to stop placing people in rigid silos of gender, faith and ethnicity to create space for everyone to succeed.

View online or RAMP Gallery, Kirikiriroa, April 30 – May 24, 2019

Thanks to Catherine Griffiths, Alice Connew & Katie Kerr for their sweat equity and intelligence propelling #designersspeak(up)

One of my favourite designers Luke Tonge talks about the freelancing life, helping others and co-founding Birmingham Design Festival. He is an inspiration, lovely dude and has abundant creative energy… this interview is a fantastic insight to how he does so much - so well, and what to expect from the 2019 Brumfest line up.

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