Glug brings creative talks to Birmingham for Midlands Masters

Glug brings together the finest creative talent from the Midlands and beyond for an evening of inspiring talks, live art and playful activities, curated by Inkygoodness & Created in Birmingham.


A celebration of the creative talent in the region, Midland Masters will explore the challenges faced by today’s design studios and independent practioners, inviting debate, discussion and reflection on a wide range of creative disciplines from illustration to graphic design and digital media.

It’s the chance to see established and up and coming contemporaries give stimulating talks, make live art and discover handmade products by local sellers. It’s about talking, collaborating and drinking – not business card swapping.

Glug Birmingham's Midlands Masters takes place on the evening of Thursday August 21 at Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth B5 5SE.

Buy tickets for just £7.50 from glug-brum.eventbrite.co.uk

Read on to see who's speaking and taking part.

Alex Fowkes

Alex Fowkes is a freelance designer from London. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2010 with First-Class Honours in Graphic Design. Clients include Sony Music, Empire and Timba Smits.

alexfowkes.com


Norm Hayes / Waste Studio

Nottingham-based creative agency Waste are a collaborative and forward-thinking team with a genuine passion for what they do. They have curated events and collaborated on projects in the Midlands since 2004.

wastestudio.com

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Alun Edwards & Chris Allwood / Studio Output

Founded in 2002 in Nottingham by three partners, Studio Output now has offices in London, Beijing and a dedicated motion company - FOUND.

studio-output.com


Matt Nation / PROVIDE

PROVIDE is an experiment. Everything they do is motivated by three simple choices: Choose Adventure. Embrace Failure. Defy Impossible.

provideshop.com


Dan Button / Hero of Switzerland & FRUKT

Co-founder and creative director of illustration collective Hero of Switzerland, Dan Button is also Senior Designer at FRUKT Source, a creative agency specialising in music, entertainment and lifestyle marketing trends across the globe.

heroofswitzerland.com / wearefrukt.com

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Gemma Germains / Well Made Studio

Well Made Studio are Joe, Doug and Gemma. Spread across Liverpool and London, they design, write and plan for publishing, lifestyle and cultural brands.

wellmadestudio.com


Pop-Up Art Market

Midlands Masters will also feature colourful prints, original artworks and handmade products by local illustrators and image-makers including:

Sparrow + Wolf (Stationary)

Sam Pierpoint (Art Prints & Handpainted Shoes)

Codswallop Collective (Art Prints)

PROVIDE (Clothing & Accessories)

LizzLizz (Comics)

Bethany Thompson (Art Prints)

Outcrowd Collective (Prints & Originals)

Sam Pierpoint (Handpainted Shoes)

Brothers of the Stripe (Prints & Originals)

Mike Stimpson (Photography)

Hero of Switzerland (Art Prints)

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Glug Birmingham's Midlands Masters takes place on the evening of Thursday August 21 at Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth B5 5SE.

Buy tickets for just £7.50 from glug-brum.eventbrite.co.uk