When so much of our time is dedicated to finding and highlighting good design, very little discussion is focussed on the designs that sneak into our lives that aren’t very good. As part of the Cannt Festival, the popular Design Crimes event returns with an opinionated panel flagging up their examples of designs that commit the most crimes! In the wake of the Diamond Jubilee, the theme is Patriotism.
DESIGN CRIMES: Patriotism
6:30pm, Thursday 21st June 2012. FREE to attend (register here)
Atlantis Building, Truman Brewery, 146 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU
The event format: Five panelists each choose five examples of Design Crimes; items they feel present a particular crime in performance, function, form or interactive frustration. Each Design Crime event follows a particular theme and this one is Patriotism, which is entirely appropriate while the events of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are still fresh in our minds.
The panelists are: Angus Montgomery, editor of Design Week; Hugo Eccles, owner of Hugo Eccles Studio; Carolyn Burke from Sheppard Robson Architects; Casey Evans, creative director; final panelists to be confirmed. The hosts are LONDON DESIGN GUIDE editor Max Fraser and owner of Plan-B Studio, Steve Price.
Each panelist will be given circa twenty-five seconds to present their item, after which the discussion will be opened to the rest of the panel to agree/disagree and the audience to participate.
The event is fast-paced and most certainly a bit tongue-in-cheek. Come and enjoy an evening of serious commentary, laughs and great banter. Be sure to arrive by 6:30pm. Register to attend here.
To whet your appetite, check out the first design crime below: the font-tastic poster for the event.