A new ID for Glug & Glug hits Brum

As a good friend and fellow Glugger, I am super chuffed to see their glorious rebrand.

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This design was a collaboration between MadeStudio and Studio Output, and included the new Glug website and new visual look. Smashing, wouldn’t you say?
Credits: Dan Moore & Lucy Gibson at Studio Output (Design) & Nick Clement at MadeStudio (Direction and Digital) 


Glug Birmingham / Midland Masters / 21 August 2014

I am also very happy with the amazing job Lisa at InkyGoodness has done on bringing Glug to Birmingham. This was a project started by Soapbox & Sons, when we were relocating up north. But, as the plans changed, Lisa took over and boy has she done a great job. Below are the details, do try and make it if you can!

Glug brings together the finest creative talent from the Midlands and beyond for an evening of inspiring talks, live art and playful activities, curated by Inkygoodness & Created in Birmingham at Fazeley Studios in the creative hub of Digbeth, Birmingham.

Live Art, Creative Talks (Alex Fowkes, Studio Output, WASTE Studio, PROVIDE, Well Made Studio, Hero of Switzerland & FRUKT), Outdoor BBQ, Pop-Up Art Market & Free Drink on Arrival!*

A celebration of the creative talent in the region, ‘Midland Masters’ will explore the challenges faced by today’s design studios and independent practioners, inviting debate, discussion and reflection on a wide range of creative disciplines from illustration to graphic design and digital media. It’s the chance to see established and up and coming contemporaries give stimulating talks, make live art and discover handmade products by local sellers. It’s about talking, collaborating and drinking – not business card swapping.

Come and join us. Bring a friend and get Notworking

Fazeley Studios
191 Fazeley Street
Digbeth B5 5SE
Tickets £7.50 glug-brum.eventbrite.co.uk

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Tickets now on sale via Eventbrite: glug-brum.eventbrite.co.uk

Speakers for Glug Birmingham 21.08.14

Alex Fowkes
Alex Fowkes is a freelance designer from London. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2010 with First-Class Honours in Graphic Design. Clients include Sony Music, Empire and Timba Smits. 

Norm Hayes / Waste Studio
Nottingham-based creative agency Waste are a collaborative and forward-thinking team with a genuine passion for what they do. They have curated events and collaborated on projects in the Midlands since 2004. 

Alun Edwards & Chris Allwood / Studio Output
Founded in 2002 in Nottingham by three partners, Studio Output now has offices in London, Beijing and a dedicated motion company

Matt Nation / PROVIDE
PROVIDE is an experiment. Everything they do is motivated by three simple choices: Choose Adventure. Embrace Failure. Defy Impossible. 

Dan Button / Hero of Switzerland & FRUKT
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 across the globe.

Gemma Germains / Well Made Studio
Well Made Studio are Joe, Doug and Gemma. Spread across Liverpool and London, they design, write and plan for publishing, lifestyle and cultural brands. 

Live Drawing
Brothers of the Stripe are a UK based collective mixing a variety of image-making styles across art, graphic design, and illustration. 


Pop-Up Art Market

Colourful prints, original artworks and handmade products by local illustrators and image-makers Sparrow + Wolf (Stationary) – sparrowandwolf.co.uk 

Sam Pierpoint (Art Prints & Handpainted Shoes) – sampierpoint.com

Codswallop Collective (Art Prints) – codswallopcollective.co.uk

PROVIDE (Clothing & Accessories) – provideshop.com

LizzLizz (Comics) – lizzlizz.com

Bethany Thompson (Art Prints) – bethanyillustration.co.uk

Outcrowd Collective (Prints & Originals) – outcrowdcollective.blogspot.co.uk

Brothers of the Stripe (Prints & Originals) – brothersofthestripe.com

Mike Stimpson (Photography) – mikestimpson.com

Hero of Switzerland (Art Prints) – heroofswizterland.com

Supported by
White Duck Screenprint / Hato Press / Spotlight / Made Studio & Studio Output