Past event —

Sound Design

  • Thursday 30th November, 18:00 - 23:45
  • The Tunnels, Bristol

WEDF are thrilled to present an evening exploring the relationship between the titans of creativity – music and graphic design. We’re over the moon to have Bristol based design maverick and rap connoisseur Gavin Strange curate and produce this very special, one-off celebration.

We have a stellar line-up of music and design industry folk speaking about their most rewarding music and design projects. They’ll tell us about their biggest challenges and most satisfying projects, with tales of creativity, chaos and grit. Most importantly they’ll give us a personal insight into what got their heart pumping and ear-drums pulsing. We’re delighted to introduce Chris Hopewell from Jacknife prints, Rebecca Cleal, music photographer and printmaker, Adam Rodgers, Creative Director at International Magic, and Jimmy Turrell, graphic artist and video director.

After the talks, DJs take to the floor to continue the immersive celebration of music and design and get the crowd dancing. With food vans, merchandise stalls and a bar – hosted by The Tunnels, the venue will provide the perfect backdrop for our own take on MTV. A visual and audio treat for the senses, it’s a night not to be missed!

Gavin Strange

Bristol legend Gavin needs little introduction to Bristolians. For those who don’t know him, Gavin is a senior designer for Aardman by day and by night he works under the moniker of JamFactory. Gavin’s a published author and is co-founder of Strange Bristol with his wife Jane. Music is a huge part of Gavin’s life and we’re chuffed to pieces to have him guest curate Sound Design.

Chris Hopewell

Printmaker, artist and music video director Chris Hopewell from Jacknife has recently created the video for Radiohead’s Burn The Witch, with long time collaborator Stanley Donwood. We’re thrilled to have Chris back on home turf for the night where he’ll share stories of his work.

Rebecca Cleal

Photographer and printmaker, Rebecca’s work focuses largely on music and video, and her photographs have featured on magazine and album covers as well as music websites and blogs. She is regularly commissioned for her press and photo-documentary work. Rebecca is also co-founder and Art Director at Bath based White Duck Screen Print.

Adam Rodgers

Adam is Creative Director at International Magic. International Magic is an experience design studio, creating new modes of interaction and visual communication. They believe in the power to entertain and innovate for the next generation, their clients include FKA Twigs. Adam also co-founded the record and club label Numbers, whose artists include Jamie xx and Jessie Ware.

Jimmy Turrell

Jimmy is a graphic artist and video director whose work combines handmade collage, drawing, painting, and screenprinting. He’s produced work for clients including XL Recordings, Adidas, The V&A, The New York Times and others. He recently directed the lyric videos for Beck’s singles Wow and Dear Life as well as designing all the artwork for his new album Colors.

100 x earlybird tickets at £15 will be on sale on 17 October for 7 days only. Full price tickets at £17.50 go on sale on 24 October.

Thank you to our sponsors With-Print.