Last week saw BCNMCR (sponsored by Shillington College and organised by designer Dave Sedgwick) take place across Manchester, including a day of talks from Barcelona studios SOLO, TOORMIX, LAURA MESEGUER, ATIPUS, CLASE BCN, and TWO POINTS. A total of eleven studios (including FFF favourites Alex Trochut and Brosmind) are involved in this years free exhibition at Northern Quarter venue Twenty Twenty Two (formerly 2022NQ), which opened on March 27 and runs until April 23rd, with most designing exclusive new work especially for the show. A few of us from FFF descended upon the city to see what we could learn from our European friends in the beautiful setting of the Halle.
Needless to say, the talks were brilliant – full of humour, insight and passion.
Dave also produced a great little newspaper that includes interviews with the studios and creatives involved in BCNMCR, limited to just 1000 copies, which ticket buyers received on the day. The talks were rounded off by a great little Q&A chaired by Creative Review Editor, Patrick Burgoyne. So much ground was covered and work shown during the day that reviewing them individually seems almost impossible, but our friend Gemma Germains from Well Made Studio has put together a comprehensive look at the day over on Inkygoodness that is well worth 5 minutes of your time. Hopefully the success of this years event means it will feature again in some form on the 2015 calendar!