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The Creative City Exhibition Launch

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Opening this Summer’s postponed Birmingham Design Festival is a new and exciting exhibition launching on Monday 16th August, titled ‘The Creative City’. Aligning with this years theme of ‘Colour’ this is an exciting and vibrant exhibition, confidently celebrating Birmingham.

Over 100 of our regions finest illustrators, designers, typographers, printmakers and artists have all produced a large format poster – utilising the same colour palette. The work is a mixture of the personal and commercial, featuring everything from family histories to celebrations of food and music.

Kicking-off BDF is an exhibition of the work at full 60×40″ size, pasted up onto A-boards, held in Factory Works at the Custard Factory in Digbeth. Join us in a Covid-compliant way to view the work on Monday 16th August, from 6pm–11pm.

Catalogues of all the work will be for sale, printed beautifully by local firm Clarkeprint, utilising gorgeous G.F Smith papers. One-off, ‘actual size’ prints will also be auctioned.

The full gallery of work will be available to view online and a selection of the posters will be brightening up the city thanks to our outdoor advertising partner Jack Arts.

The Artists

Abbie Reilly • Adam Guy • Adam Lloyd • Alastair Taylor • Andy Roberts • Anjuli McKenna • Annatomix • Antonio Roberts • Arthur Kearns • Ash O’Brien • Barbara Gibson • Becky Bell • Ben Javens • Beth Ingleton • Bex Whitling • Brumhaus • Byng • Cairo Hamilton • Callum Barnes • Charlotte Banks • Charlotte Jenkins • Cherie Kwok • Chris Day • Common Curiosity • David Henshaw • Ellie Hunter • Emily Caplan • Emily Jeffrey • Esme Stillaway • Farah Girach • Fokawolf • Folk Like These • Gareth Davies • Gaz Burns • Grace Tomlinson • Hannah Parkes • Hapico • Helen Wheeler • Ian Jones • Imbue • Irish Nicole T. Abenoja • Jen Leem-Bruggen • Jess Webberley • Jim Howells • Jody Woodhouse • John Williamson • Jonny Mcgarry • Joseph Frascina • Josh Cutts • Justin Sola • Kat Tromans • Keith Dodds • Kieran Glennon • Kristian Jones • Lindsay Baker • Lisa Barrett • Lou Chorley • Lucky Pablo • Luke Sewell • Luke Skinner • Luke Tonge • Luke Waller • Mack Stevens • Mark Murphy • Martin Donnelly • Mattie Lynch • Meg Hickman • Mengxia Liu • Michelle Turton • Nathan Chan • Neeraj Kainth • Niyran Gill • Old Bort • Olly Wells • PET CLUB • Pheeb Robinson • Pickle Illustration • Poppy Small • Raj Dhunna • Ravnita Rayet • Rebecca Howson • Robert Lockley • Roots • Rosie Clarke • Sarah Bagshaw • Sarah Easter • Seven 9 Signs • Shaun Loynds • Shiyi Li • Sleep Sparrow • Studio Baldwin • Super freak • Tasia Graham • Ted Jones • Tina Jiwa • Tom Woolley • Tomas Rowell • Vanessa Mountain • Window Artists • BDF

The Venue

Factory Works

Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, UK

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