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SuperHi join us as Digital District Partner for BDF 2019

We are excited to announce SuperHi will be joining us as Digital District Partner this year. SuperHi’s go-at-your-own-pace online code + design courses are designed for creatives and made for everyone.

Media Partner: The Design Kids

We are excited to announce The Design Kids will be one of our media partners for this year’s Festival. TDK bridges the gap between studying and working in graphic design; a global online resource and local offline communities around the world.

Aula join as Digital District partner for BDF 2019

We are excited to announce Aula will be joining us as Digital District partner for this year’s festival along with giving a talk in our digital hub.

FREITAG join us as supporter as they prepare for their talk & workshop in the Product District

We’re delighted to announce that Freitag will be joining us for an inspiring talk and workshop in the Product District at this year’s festival, aswell as coming on board as a supporter of the festival.

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Future Faces return as a supporter for this year’s festival

We are very pleased to announce Future Faces is once again supporting BDF this year. Future Faces is an ever growing network for young professionals and the leaders of tomorrow run by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

Supporter profile: Arup

We are delighted to welcome Arup, an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, to our list of supporters for this year’s festival.

Awesome Merchandise return as a Main Partner for BDF 2019

As main sponsors for last year’s festival, Awesome Merchandise threw themselves into helping make BDF as awesome as possible and we are delighted to announce that they will be returning as main partner for BDF2019.

Newspaper Club join as Print Supporter for BDF 2019

We are excited to announce Newspaper Club will be supporting this year’s festival. We undoubtedly agree with Newspaper Club’s belief that paper is a timelessly accessible and versatile medium and, with this year’s festival theme of Truth, we wanted to recognise the power of newspapers to tell stories in a way that’s tactile and human.

Media Partner: Creative Boom

We are excited to announce Creative Boom will be media partner for this year’s Festival.Established in 2009, Creative Boom is an online magazine that celebrates, inspires and supports the creative community across the UK and beyond.

Media Partner: Dezeen

We are excited to announce Dezeen will be media partner for this year’s Festival. Dezeen is the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine.

Sponsor profile: Grin

Birmingham based GRIN is a creative agency specialising in communicating your story and developing your brand through graphic design, motion, digital and typography.

BDF 2019 – All you need to know

Last night at Glug Birmingham we announced another stellar line-up of designers, artists, makers, animators, lecturers and influencers and it’s here for your viewing pleasure.

Meet some of the speakers for BDF 2019

We’re delighted to announce our first set of speakers for Birmingham Design Festival 2019 (6th–8th June) and what a list it is! With a selection of four from each district, these first 12 designers showcase some of the very best aspects of our industry.

The Association of Illustration join us as a supporter for BDF 2019

We’re delighted to announce Association of Illustration will join us as a supporter for BDF 2019

BLOC Hotels return as a main partner for the 2019 festival

We’re delighted to announce BLOC Hotels is returning as a main partner for this year’s design festival. The brand has a strong local presence and shares our love for design.

Foilco return to support the 2019 festival as Graphic District sponsor

This year we’re delighted to welcome back one of our amazing District Sponsors from the 2018 festival – Foilco. No longer a designer’s best-kept-secret, this great company is fast becoming synonymous with encouraging creativity and supporting regional events.

Commercial Type join us as a District partner for the festival

In addition to supplying their expressive Graphik typeface for use as part of our core branding, the team will also present a talk in the Graphic District which will feature an insight into a new venture which they will be launching in the Spring.

BDF takes on Glug Birmingham

We’re delighted to announce that as of February 2019 the BDF team will be orchestrating the highly popular Birmingham chapter of Glug events.

Announcing our theme for BDF2019

Birmingham is a very honest city – rough around the edges maybe, self-deprecating and humble definitely. In an age which has seen truth questioned and deception utilised in many areas, we’re more passionate than ever about truth…

Key dates for 2019

Hello Birmingham and beyond. Ahead of the Christmas break, we wanted to share some dates with you all in regards to the festival next year so that you can plan accordingly. These dates are obviously subject to change.

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