19 – 27 September 2015 LDF will once again celebrate and promote London design, creating a platform for inspirational design initiatives. Over 350 events and installations will be on offer across the city. The Festival will showcase ideas from more than 250 partners, representing the heart of London’s design community, proving its role as a leading force in the city’s creative economy.
My top picks from this years LDF line up are
Have you ever wondered what a font might smell or taste like? Or what your choice of font says about your personality? Join innovative type expert Sarah Hyndman to explore a series of multi-sensory games with type. Profile the personalities of typefaces; explore whether a font can make a product more expensive, more enjoyable, and how it could even alter the taste of what you eat. Find out which typefaces you would date, ditch or be ‘just good friends’ with and go home with your own Font Fortune.
‘Curiosity Cloud’ is an installation by acclaimed Austrian design team mischer’traxler for Champagne Perrier-Jouët. The installation will transform the beautiful space of the V&A’s Norfolk House Music Room (British Galleries, Room 52b), in an exploration of the transience of nature and the Art Nouveau movement.
Each day of the Festival is themed, helping visitors and participants to make the most of their time and interests during the Festival. This year, the themes are:
Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 September: Graphics
Monday 21 September: Luxury
Tuesday 22 September: Future
Wednesday 23 September: Maker
Thursday 24 September: International
Friday 25 September: Industry
Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 September: Digital Design