London Design Festival: best picks outside the V&A

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Yesterday I shared some of the London Design Festival's best elements situated at the hub of the festival, the Victoria & Albert Museum. However, the festival takes place all over London, so there's something to see wherever you can get to. Today, I put together the ten events/exhibitions from the rest of the festival which I'd most like to see - from graphic design and illustration to architecture and installations.

Alternative Film Posters, The Dark City Gallery | showcasing new designs of posters for some great films, made by some of the best graphic designers around
Cafe Smug, Islington | a beautiful shop set up to sell handcrafted items; stationary, homeware, accessories and much more. They'll be running workshops and showcasing a new collection from Donna Wilson.
Restless Futures, Central St Martins | featuring some of the best design work from recent graduates of CSM, focusing on the future of design and its potential changes.
100 + 50 + 10, London College of Communication | an exhibition celebrating 50 years of illustration, showcasing some of the best contemporary illustration work and exploring the impact of illustration on design; 100 years of poster design; 10 years of Stereohype, the graphic art label.
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, The Design Museum | a detailed exhibition including Kahn's drawings, models, photographs and films.

The First Law of Kipple, Dan Tobin Smith | useless and otherwise unwanted objects arranged beautifully in colour spectrums, inspired by the term given to our built up clutter by Philip K Dick.
Detour London, Moleskine | the Moleskine display looks to be great as usual: see the notebooks used by great designers from a range of disciplines.
Craftsmanship in the British Isles, The New Craftsmen | the New Craftsmen will be showcasing some of the best British artisan craftsmen and women in the business on certain days during LDF.
Celebrating the Mundane, The Partners | an exhibition revealing the design behind some of the most common objects in design history, discovering interest in the things we might normally overlook.
Stamp Station, Present & Correct | the stationary shop gives the public an opportunity to use stamps and an array of different materials to create your own graphic artwork (open at certain points during LDF).

(All images via LDF)