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In a live conversation, Dan Rhatigan from Adobe Type will talk about how new font technology can help designers solve both old and new problems with more precision and more flexibility.

Dan works with Adobe in New York as the Senior Manager for Type Development, looking after the Adobe Originals program, and planning for what's coming next in font technology. Before coming to Adobe a a few years back, he was Monotype's Type Director in London and New York, working primarily on custom type design projects for agencies and brands such as Salesforce, Southwest Airlines, CNN, the West Midlands Network.

There will be a live Zoom presentation and Q&A with Dan on Thursday 28th May, 3pm BST.

To join the event: Register via email here.

In the second of a new series of Lockdown Talks, listen to Jim Stephenson talking from his home in the South Coast of England. Jim is an architectural photographer and filmmaker based in the UK, working worldwide. His work is hallmarked by a keen eye for human interaction with architecture and the built environment, be it the occupation of space or the traces left behind. Here, he has taken time out to have a remote conversation with Lucy Holmes, SEGD Board Member and Creative Director of Holmes Studio.

Enjoy the talk here: A conversation with Jim Stephenson.

There will be a live Q&A with Jim on Zoom for SEGD members on Wednesday 20th May, 12pm BST. 

To join the Q&A: Register via email here.

We have another Lockdown Talk lined up with Dan Rhatigan from Adobe soon, talking about what is coming next for font technology through variable fonts.

In the first of a new series of Lockdown Talks, listen to Alan Kitching talking from his south London studio. Alan is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and his own limited edition prints. Here, he has taken time out to have a remote conversation with Lucy Holmes, Holmes Studio.

Enjoy the talk here: A conversation with Alan Kitching

We have two more Lockdown Talks lined up. Jim Stephenson, an architectural photographer and filmmaker discussing people and the built environment and Dan Rhatigan from Adobe, talking about what is coming next for font technology through variable fonts.

Join the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD London) to discover the best street art London has to offer in the heart of Shoreditch, gateway to London’s East End, with world renowned street art expert, author, and photographer, Dave Stuart. 

 Shoreditch is home to a vibrant and colourful culture of street art, murals, cafes, bars, galleries, restaurants, fashion and markets. Street artists from London’s east end and the UK as well as international artists from all over Europe and the rest of the World leave an ever changing kaleidoscope of energy and creativity on the walls of Shoreditch.  Experience the visual delights of Shoreditch’s amazing colourful street art from Banksy to the most humble sticker artist, whilst mixing and mingling with fellow SEGD London Members.  Bring a camera, for in addition to being a street art expert, our guide is a world renowned street art photographer and will be delighted to make suggestions on stunning shots to capture your perfect memories.  Followed by drinks at a local watering hole...  This is a FREE event for SEGD members! Just bring yourself, your camera (or phone) to take photos, and some money for the drinks at the end. BOOK HERE:

Meeting Point: 4pm, EAT Café, 95 City Rd, London EC1Y 1BD.

Eat is outside Old St Roundabout (tube station, Northern Line. If you are coming from the tube, come out of the station via the passage labelled "Subway Three" taking the exit to “City Road South (West Side)” and "Moorgate", go south 70 yards to the pedestrian crossing, cross over to The Angel pub, then turn left and walk back towards the roundabout where you will find the EAT café. The guide will be outside the EAT cafe carrying a laminated A4 Shoreditch Street Art Tours logo. If you don’t see “EAT”, look for the building with the “INMARSAT” logo, it is next to that to the right as you look at INMARSAT.

Finish location: Cargo Nightclub, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY

We look forward to seeing you and starting the festive season in style!

Any questions please contact event organiser: [email protected]


London Chapter Event

Thank you to everyone who attended our ‘Behind the Design at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ event last month. It was great to see so many people there from the SEGD community and beyond at what was only the second event we’ve staged in London, and the first in our series of educational events, offering expert insight from professionals from across the world of experiential graphic design.

Hosted by Populous, the architecture practice behind the stadium design, we heard from the brand activation and wayfinding lead Simon Borg, alongside architect Maria Knutsson-Hall and interior designer Liam Doyle. The trio unpacked the intricacies of the practice’s cross-disciplinary design approach, exploring how input from its team of brand strategists and wayfinding specialists informed the form of the building from an early stage in the project, enabling the development of authentic and long-lasting experiential spaces. 

And if that wasn’t enough, the lucky attendees will have the opportunity to join SEGD London on a private tour of the stadium later this month.

If you missed out this time around, fear not, we’ve got plenty more events like this planned for the future – so watch this space for details!


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