Thursday, 9:30am
1 September 2011

Code, design and inspire

Gearing up for this year’s Flash on the Beach in Brighton

Flash on the Beach is only a few weeks away, and we’ll be manning an Eye stand in the breaks – and blogging and Tweeting our way through some of the talks and presentations.

This year’s conference features a comprehensive array of designers, developers and thinkers from the Flash, design and Web community. Among the varied line-up, Eye readers might recognise such names as letterer / illustrator / designer Jessica Hische, sonic experimenter Jared Ficklin, illustrator Jon Burgerman and user experience designer Eva-Lotta Lamm. More code-minded attendees will have plenty to get stuck into also, with leading developers discussing Flash animation, mobile app development and HTML5.

Top: Jon Burgerman, Cheerio (see ‘Tools: old friends, new friends’ on the Eye blog). Burgerman gives an ‘Inspired Session’ on the Monday night: ‘A short talk about working and not working and how to waste your time proficiently.’

Below: A ‘sketchnote’ from the ‘Design of Understanding ’conference by Eva-Lotta Lamm (see ‘In with the old, in with the new’ on the Eye blog). Lamm will give a session called: ‘Visual improvisation – using playfulness to spark ideas’.

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Above: Jessica Hische’s illustrative typography featured in ‘Make each letter speak out loud’ (Eye 75). Hische is giving a talk entitled ‘Lettering is not fonts’ at this year’s conference.

Below: Visualising sound with fire – Jared Ficklin’s ‘Harold Daw flame box’ (see ‘Stephen Hawking’s Universe’ on the Eye blog). We’re looking forward to more daring experiments at Ficklin’s ‘Visions from the man cave’ session.

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11 > 14 September 2011
Flash on the Beach
Brighton Dome
Church Street

Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It’s available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop. For a taste of the new issue, see Eye before you buy on Issuu. Eye 80, Summer 2011, is out now.