Nicer Tuesdays: February

Feb 20 2018 18:30 - 21:00

Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT London

Tickets available now for Nicer Tuesdays February

At our February event, our diverse speaker roster spans graphic, set and digital design, and the visual culture of North Korea. Buy tickets now for 20 February to hear from Gary Card, Yarza Twins, Lucy Hardcastle and Nicholas Bonner.

Set designer and artist Gary Card has spent the past decade creating fantastical and rainbow-hued worlds for the likes of Balenciaga, Hermès, Marta Jakubowski, Tim Walker, Katie Grand, FKA twigs and countless others. Alongside all that, he’s recently staged his second solo art show, and released a rave-inspired zine starring his signature monsters. He’ll be sharing insights into his recent creations.

Graphic design and typography studio Yarza Twins was founded by real-life twins Eva and Marta Yarza, and together they count Universal, Vice and Smirnoff among their clientele. For their most recent endeavour, the duo brought their talents closer to home, rebranding the small Spanish town of Oia near their own hometown of Vigo. The two will be telling us more about the unusual project.

Before digital designer Lucy Hardcastle even finished her master’s at the RCA, she was already collaborating on a major project with Chanel and i-D. Now perpetuating those initial waves, the designer has set up her own studio and has been delving into more complex and beautiful visual projects that link the tangible crossover between physical and virtual worlds. Lucy will be talking about her latest experiments.

For the past 25 years, Nicholas Bonner has collected ephemera from North Korea. Food labels, sweet wrappers, tickets, stamps, postcards and even state invitations made its way into his archive, together painting a picture of the mysterious country’s visual culture and self-image. He recently published a book with Phaidon showcasing the collection, and will be exhibiting key elements at House of Illustration later this month; he’ll be telling us some of the stories behind his discoveries.

Timings for the evening: doors open at 6.30pm and the talks will begin at 7.15pm. Oval Space will be serving delicious food throughout the evening with the venue open until 10pm and we'll have drinks kindly provided by The Five Points Brewery.

A massive thanks to our event partners Dropbox and Adobe Stock, and our supporter Park Communications.

Nicer Tuesdays is an 18+ event; please bring ID with you to the venue.

Terms and conditions: The programme may be subject to slight changes due to unforeseen speaker cancellations or illness. We will endeavour to find appropriate replacements. Nicer Tuesdays is an 18+ event; please bring ID with you to the venue.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you wish to cancel your ticket, you will need to contact us a minimum of 10 days prior to the event. We will re-sell the ticket online but in the event that it is not re-sold we will charge a 50% cancellation fee. We regret that no refunds can be guaranteed if requests are received less than 10 days prior to the event. All cancellations must be made in writing.


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