Following the success of last year’s must-see exhibition and sell-out talks, BCNMCR returns to Manchester introducing the work of the some of the most exciting creative studios and designers from Barcelona.
Manchester will again play host to the best in contemporary graphic design from Barcelona as BCNMCR returns to the city for a second year. A selection of internationally-renowned, independent studios and designers hailing from the vibrant Spanish city will showcase their work in a FREE exhibition at TwentyTwentyTwo between Thursday 27 March and Wednesday 23 April 2014.
Following the success of last year’s exhibition, which Having welcomed five studios including Hey, Mucho and LoSiento to Manchester last year to universal approval the list of exhibiting designers and studios for this year’s celebration has swelled from five to eleven. They have been announced as Alex Trochut, Brosmind, Solo, Toormix, Laura Meseguer, Atipus, Clase BCN, Two Points, Folch Studio, Forma & Co and Berto Martinez, with some designing exclusive new work especially for the show.
Giving UK-based creatives the opportunity to learn more about the design approaches of a number of guest speakers and take part in a public exchange of ideas, BCNMCR will again stage a series of talks with visiting creatives. After experiencing overwhelming demand for tickets in 2013, this year’s talks will take place on Friday 28 March 2014 in the intimate surroundings of St Peter’s Church, Manchester, home to the Hallé Orchestra.
The exhibition is again organised and curated by home-grown designer and frequent visitor to the Catalan capital, Dave Sedgwick.
“Last year’s event surpassed all expectations, with both design industry professionals and students coming together from both cities to exchange ideas in greater numbers than we could have anticipated. The incredible contributions of the studios left us with some great memories and this year’s line-up of inspirational visitors, drawn from the centre of Barcelona’s graphic design, typography, illustration and branding industry, will offer us further insights into the minds of some of the world’s most forward-thinking creatives.” ~ Dave Sedgwick
BCNMCR 2014 has been sponsored by Shillington College. Event supporters include Creative Review, Estrella Damm, The Skinny, GF Smith, Team and Nine Sixty.