MILES NEWLYN / BEYOND REASON (UK)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2006

It changed me, I encountered new ideas that I will live for the rest of my life. The event marked a moment in history when many people in woke up to a bigger and more inclusive world. We were all rewarded for our efforts, style and glamour graced an experience that was food for our souls. I returned to Belgrade many times to feel the pulse of its rugged heart. Cheers.

Miles Newlyn graduated from St Martins College of Art, London, in 1991. He first released Missionary, Sabbath Black, and Democratica through Emigré, and then designed a set of six keynote typefaces for David Carson.

Newlyn quickly appropriated many of his ideas to the corporate sector, branding in particular. After some some years working with London agencies, and Wolff Olins in particular, he developed a style termed ‘white occult’, a blend of meta-organic forms and hi-tech typography. Newlyn continues to explore and expand this vision, and utilizes the results for clients worldwide.

Belgrade Design Week is a one-off – a unique set-up that is free from the corporate atmosphere that so often pervades other such events. The energy, optimism and warmth of Jovan and his team flows through every event – lectures, workshops, meals & drinks alike!   I’ve never been good at sitting in a dark lecture hall for more than an hour or so at a time but found myself doing three lectures back to back at Belgrade – such was the quality of speakers. Timetabling was crazy at times but at BDW everybody seems happy to ‘go with the flow’ – and has an even better time for doing so. The City of Belgrade should be very proud of this gem!

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