A smorgasbord of things to see and do occurring throughout the week. More awesome for your awesome.
Tuesday 8th, 7:00pm
Conor Lecture Theatre
Erik Spiekermann is an information architect, type designer (FF Meta, FF MetaSerif, ITC Officina, FF Govan, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk and many corporate typefaces) and author of books and articles on type and typography. In 1979, he was the founder of MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco’and in 1988 he started FontShop, a company for production and distribution of electronic fonts.
Erik joins us this year to discuss type design and it’s evolution as influenced by the rise of strong typography on the web.
Tuesday 8th, 9:00pm
The Black Box
New to the Build fringe programme this year is the 1st Annual Build Craft Beer Festival. The evening will play host to some of Ireland's finest microbrews, including beers from Northern Ireland's own Hilden, College Green and Whitewater Breweries. Each will be serving up a tantalizing selection of locally brewed lagers, ales, blondes and stouts, and we'll be debuting our very own limited edition custom extra-special delicious Build Brew (ps. amazing!). Entrance is free to Build pass holders.
Wednesday 9th, 7:00pm
Conor Lecture Theatre
Scott McCloud has been writing and drawing comics since 1984. His book ‘Understanding Comics’, a wide-ranging exploration of the definition, history, vocabulary, and methods of the medium of comics, has become required reading for anyone interested in communication design and storytelling. McCloud has written two follow-up books books on the subject, ‘Reinventing Comics’ and ‘Making Comics’, and has lectured and consulted on comics and digital media for Google, MIT, Pixar, Sony, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Scott joins us this year to discuss visual communication and the psychology of visual perception’through the medium of comics.
Wednesday 9th, 9:30pm
Making a very welcome return to this year’s schedule, the Standardistas’ Open Book Exam is a pub quiz with a difference. Unlike the typical quiz, the Open Book Exam demands the use of iPhones, iPads, Androids—even Zunes—to avail of the internet’s wealth of knowledge, required to answer many of the formidable questions. Played in teams of four, the exam will feature eight rounds of eight questions that cover a range of geek topics—and as with any event worth its salt, there will be plenty of beer and a host of impressive prizes!
Friday 11th, 7:00pm
What better excuse to get everyone together for one last hurrah than the first Belfast Dribbble meetup. Come join us as we close out this year's Build festivities with a few pints, some grub and an evening of design discussion in 21 Social's exclusive members-only bar, Cigarette Girl. We'll even have some killer Dribbble swag for everyone who shows up!