Part agency, part collective, OWT are nothing and everything, a tour de force of the exciting and innovative. Starting out by making ultra-stylish ‘zines, they’ve since gone on to turn into one of the region’s premier creative powerhouses, and in this talk – compered by Dave Haslam – they get together Malcolm Garrett (one of the most important designers of the 20th and 21st centuries), Craig Oldham (of Design by Music, a brilliant but purposely small agency) and David Bailey (founder of Kiosk, and a former Designers Republic senior designer) to have a chat about ‘the notions of success, failure and inspiration’. With questions taken from internet suggestions, a Twitter feed projected on stage and from the audience, it promises to be a directed stream of consciousness, giving an insight into the mind of a working artist. Thrown as part of Manchester School of Art’s 175th birthday celebrations, the contents of the discussion will form the basis of the next OWT zine – what a neat little circle.

Mon 1 Jul, Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HE, 6pm – 10pm, £8 (£6 for MMU students),

Mon 1 Jul
Matthew Britton
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Sat 1 Jun 2013