WEDF Design Matters— Summer 2016


Talk and Rock Show // Snask

Wednesday 29th June



£12.00 / £10.00 concs.


Snask is an internationally-renowned Swedish creative agency that makes kick-ass branding, design and film for a diverse list of clients from Target and H&M to Microsoft and Samsung. All whilst simultaneously running its own label – Snask Records!

We are delighted to welcome them to Bristol for an evening event which fearlessly combines design and rock n roll – WEDF’s first ever design gig. Snask’s founders and creative directors Fredrik and Erik will tell us how to make enemies and gain fans. They believe that brands have to stand out as well as stand up for their own beliefs, by being bold and colourful. They will take us through several case studies, showing how they’ve achieved this, as well as talking about how they tackle their own brand – something agencies easily forget.

Erik will then swap the lectern for the drum kit as Snask rocks out with their infamous power trio VÄG (meaning ‘road’ in Swedish), followed by drinks and partying in the bar.

Join us for a spectacular evening of creative inspiration and music from one of the most creative design agencies (and renowned party animals) in the world.

“Snask is like Disneyland for graphic designers”, Noura Andrea Nassar.

To book your tickets, please visit Arnolfini’s website or call the box office on 0117 917 2300


Summer School

Introduction to Brush Lettering with Dapper Signs
6-9pm, Wednesday 13th July

Introduction to Screenprinting with Spike Print Studio
6-9pm, Wednesday 20th July

Calligraphy with Meticulous Ink
6-8.30pm, Thursday 28th July

Drum Lampshade making with The Makery
6-8.30pm, Wednesday 3rd August


Last year we screened Made You Look, a documentary about the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century.

We came away wanting to step aside from our Macs and get back to ‘making’. As our resident blogger Kerry Wheeler wrote at the time, “when asked about where their passion for design and being creative came from, nearly every single person featured in the film reminisced to the days of being a child, surrounded by pencils, playing with different materials and getting inky fingers, totally absorbed and falling in love with what they were creating”.

Our Summer School is the antithesis to the working day in the studio. We’ve chosen four of our favourite Bristol and Bath creative workshops which we’re hosting on a special one-off basis for the WEDF community.


Book give-away // Do Fly, by Gavin Strange


Our very own Bristol boy and Design Buddy, Gavin Strange, has written a book! Do Fly, published by the Do Book Company, was released on 5th May 2016 in all good bookshops.

Do Work You Love. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But the reality can be quite different. Whether you’re just starting out or simply ready to head in a new direction, you’re going to need some help turning your natural skills into success-seeking missiles of radness.

Gavin and the team at Do Book Company have given us three copies to give-away. Find us on Twitter and give Gavin’s book a shout-out using the hashtag #DoFly to be in with a chance of winning.

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