In Pictures: Liverpool Design Symposium

The inaugural Liverpool Design Symposium was hailed a success by organisers. Check out a gallery of how the day unfolded here.

Brainchild of Liverpool design agencies Uniform, Smiling Wolf and Black and Ginger, the Symposium was held at St George's Hall on Thursday (23 Oct).

Highlights from the day included leading typographer Bruno Maag discussing the emotional impact of type and Universal Everything's Matt Pyke showing examples of his projects and explaining how his studio works without tying all its designers to a central base.

“We wanted to bring an event to Liverpool to raise the profile of design in the city,” explained Uniform's Nick Howe, who told The Drum he already has ideas for a Symposium return in 2009.

Liverpool-based support agencies Design Initiative and Merseyside ACME, and national bodies D&AD and DBA, collaborated on the event.

Design Initiative's Sarah Elderkin said: “We are delighted with the reception for this first event where it has demonstrated that there is an audience hungry for an opportunity to debate and discuss design thinking. It bodes well for the future and we hope it will generate interest from potential partners and speakers for the next Symposium.”

Check out the image gallery to see how the day unfolded. Pictures supplied by Uniform's Nick Bentley.

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