Leeds Print Festival 2017
Celebrating traditional and contemporary print process through type and image.
The one-day print bonanza known as Leeds Print Festival 2017 takes place at Leeds College of Music has a programme of exhibitions, talks, and performances covering all print disciplines. The unique collection of events will deliver a dose of inspiration whilst drawing attention to print and it’s importance in contemporary design culture.
Marcroy Smith, the director and founder of People of Print, a collective of creatives who come together to host workshops, produce events, and fulfil briefs for clients such as The Design Museum, Protein and the V&A. Smith is also the author of People of Print: Innovative, Independent Design and Illustration, and the Editor of the self-published magazine Print Isn’t Dead.
People of Print was established in May 2013. Acting as a unique creative community who enjoy working with brands, companies and educational institutions to execute fresh and impressive campaigns, create media partnerships and put on events.
Ali joined It’s Nice That as an art director in early 2015 after stints at Wieden + Kennedy, Wonderland and Wednesday. He works across the visual sides of both the editorial platforms and commercial partnerships.
Founded in 2007, It’s Nice That has grown across many platforms and reaches over a million people each month. These include the website which is updated daily, a bi-annual magazine Printed Pages, a summer symposium Here and the monthly Nicer Tuesdays talks series.
DR.ME are Ryan Doyle (DR) & Mark Edwards (ME). A studio based in Manchester UK & The French Riviera.
Specialising in art direction, image making, graphic design, work shops, video & teaching. Their current publication Cut That Out sites the most innovative uses of collage today, from 50 leading contemporary graphic designers across 15 different countries—including Hort, Mike Perry, Stefan Sagmeister, Matthew Cooper, and many others.
Pat is an image maker and artist who works across a range media to create dynamic and contemporary print. He has been featured in exhibitions throughout the world, most recently with Jack Clayton in Vietnam and in as part of a group show at the KK Outlet in London.
Doors will open from 10.00am with talks commencing at 10.30am.
Doors will open from 7.30pm.