Due to COVID-19 we’ve put 2020 festival plans on hold. We’re looking forward to returning in 2021. Find out more
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.
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.
Birmingham based GRIN is a creative agency specialising in communicating your story and developing your brand through graphic design, motion, digital and typography.
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.
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.
We’re delighted to announce Association of Illustration will join us as a supporter for BDF 2019
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.
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.
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.
We’re delighted to announce that as of February 2019 the BDF team will be orchestrating the highly popular Birmingham chapter of Glug events.
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…
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.
We are soon approaching our tenth birthday at Emperor Birmingham and from our original duo we have blossomed into a vibrant team of 16+ and built ourselves a great home in one of the quarters’ classic old buildings in George Street.
Lead by Anna and Richard, we’re a small but perfectly formed bunch of creative and digital enthusiasts who love to help ambitious businesses grow. You’ll find us in Coleshill surrounded by trees and green fields, and we love it here.
We’re a talented bunch and we love what we do. This love comes through in the creative content we pride ourselves on and the skills we possess in all areas of visual communication, from marketing and advertising, to branding, print, digital and motion and we have a passion for the lot.
We’re delighted to introduce you to another of our amazing District Sponsors – Foilco – who have been with us on our festival journey for months. No longer a designers best-kept-secret, this great company is fast becoming synonymous with encouraging creativity and supporting regional events.
We’re very grateful for support from local agencies who have help fund our festival and keep the tickets at amazing prices. Here’s some details in their own words from the excellent Sixth Story, who are based in the Jewellery Quarter.