SweetTalk 35 – Thurs @ The Sugar Club

SweetTalk

Taking place this Thursday 28th May is SweetTalk (brought to you by the folks over at CandyCollective). It’s on in The Sugar Club (Lesson St), doors 7pm & tickets are a tenner.

Speaking on the night are:
Alex Trochut
Ian Stevenson
Gaetan Billault

I’ve already written about the background behind SweetTalk and Candy Collective ( see here) – so no point in repeating myself. But with regards to this SweetTalk, I’m very happy with the speakers – in particular designer Alex Trochut, who’s work I’ve been following for awhile, and I think his illustration and typography work is unreal. His clients include Nike, Coca-Cola, British Airways and Adidas, and he is held in high regard throughout the design community.

Alex Trochut

The first piece of Trochut’s design work which i came across (see image above) was a typographic poster for Arjo Wiggens (a paper company) – the entire type composition was made out of clay and then photographed. I hadn’t really seen anything like that before – and the poster prompted me to check out the rest of his work, and I regularly check out alextrochut.com for updates. I must say also that work sparked my own increased interest in typography, and different approaches that can be taken to customised / hand-drawn type (i even did a couple of hand-drawn type treatments for ‘The Clink’s own header a few months ago, maybe i’ll post them up one of the days).

Not to forget about the other two speakers for Thursday night — they too have a just as impressive volume of work. Ian Stevenson is an illustrator who has produced work for MTV, E4 Music and Paul Smith to name but a few. You may recognize these idents he created for E4 Music

Gaetan Billault is a french designer, who’s now based in good ol’Dublin. He works as a freelance designer, completing a load of interesting projects, and also works freelance for Dublin based design studios, such as Red Dog. No doubt you’ll have seen his work around Dublin citiy – he’s completed works for The Twisted Pepper, and has illustration work on display at Jo’Burger Blackrock. I for one have came across one of Billault’s wall paintings – across from The Market Bar (which i photographed and was featured over on irishstreetart )

Gaetan Billault

Hopefully I’ll make the event now on Thursday after all my writing about it! Have a slipped disc at the moment, so it’s putting a bit of a dampner on things, but fingers crossed – and i’ll be there on thurday!

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