Designjunction at King Cross Creative Quarter.

by Festival's Feet on the Street

Posted

23/09/2016

Designjunction is an annual international business hub for design, comprising four areas – The Canopy, The Crossing, Granary Square and Cubitt House, which aims to “connect the very best brands with their customers”.

At Granary Square you can find a selection of pop-ups in red-houses, curated by different brands such as Houzz whose “SmartHouzz” explores how to maximise urban living space through small space solutions.

In addition you will find “Dyslexic Design” a project curated by Jim Rokos which aims to challenge the perceptions of dyslexia by presenting dyslexia as an alternative way of thinking rather than a health condition. Dyslexic Design showcases work from  dyslexic designers. The project is in support of British Dyslexia Association.

The Canopy is a pop-up space where renowned design labels sell crafts ranging from ceramics to technology. Design-savvy consumers can check out the latest design trends, innovation and new products from various international brands and boutique labels.

At The Crossing, Transport for London and KK Outlet have commissioned experience designer Florian Dussopt to creative an interactive twitter machine, in celebration of 100 years of the Johnston Typeface.

This piece of work that stands out as the Underground icon has 26 alphabets with the Johnston Typeface circulating around it, which then prints out tweets from the#dearlondon hashtag on twitter. The audience are encouraged to tweet their 70 character love letter to London in their own language and join in the conversation.

Written by Michelle Chong.
Edited by Catherine Mwase.

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