Glug Birmingham #7 Design Talks: ‘Personality Types’ – 15.06.17

Summer is almost here and we're excited to be returning to Spotlight & Mama Roux for our second Glug event of the year - 'Personality Types' on Thursday 15th June.

Curated by Birmingham based graphic designer and magazine art-director Luke Tonge, the line-up for this special edition of Glug Brum is super diverse with lots of different aspects of type included – from designers to lettering artists, type experts, installation and letterpress! Our June event will offer something for everyone and we can’t wait to share more news soon.

Alongside our talks Digbeth Dining Club will once again offer up local street food alongside drinks offers and other freebies for early arrivals.

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Morag Myerscough

Morag Myerscough founded her prolific design studio, Studio Myerscough in 1993. Over the course of the two decades since, the studio’s bold and colourful work has been commissioned to transform many locations from colleges and health centres to London’s iconic Southbank and the otherwise grim Old Street roundabout where she added a great big beach ball of colour. Studio Myerscough’s work is characterised by stripes, spots and geometrical patterns, large type and bold colours – often neon yellows and greens.


David Pearson

David Pearson is a London based designer working in all areas of print, specifically book design and branding. His notable clients include Penguin Books.


The Counter Press – David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis

Inspired by a love of words, strong ideas and meticulous craftsmanship, we create thoughtful, contemporary typographic design predominantly using traditional wood and metal type.

Sitting somewhere between a graphic design practice and a traditional private press, most of their work is designed and printed at a wonderfully sedate pace, by hand, using the age-old process of letterpress. Our workshop has a total of six printing presses, ranging from small Victorian cast iron hand presses to much larger 1960s precision proofing presses. On these we print with an ever-growing library of wood type and cases of metal type – some freshly cast, others founts are old, un-digitised faces.


Sarah Hyndman

Sarah Hyndman is a graphic designer, writer and public speaker known for her interest in the psychology of type, whose area of expertise is multi sensory typography. Sarah is the founder of the highly innovative Type Tasting studio; and her mission is to change the way we think and talk about typography through her writing, typography workshops and events.


Ian Barnard

With a passion for typography and lettering, Ian Barnard creates hand drawn custom logo types, t-shirts designs, bespoke magazine headers, prints and posters. This all springs from learning the wonderful craft of calligraphy. He also runs a successful store on Creative Market selling resources to other designers and hand letterers. Products which give vintage and hand made print effects to type and photos in just a few clicks!


Seven9 Signs

Seven9 Signs

Based in Digbeth, Birmingham, Seven 9 Signs are passionate about sign painting, whether it be the art of hand painting onto buildings, sign boards, walls or windows or the beauty of gold leaf gilding.

Designing and producing custom made, bespoke hand painted signage for any location; whether it’s a full shop frontage, main facia, window painting, gilded transom window, mural or an A-board, they do it. Using traditional techniques and materials our skilled sign painters and gilder can accommodate pretty much any gilding, hand lettering or sign painting project.



Art happenings & pop-up stalls

Glug Stall

We’re inviting an awesome line-up of local designers, illustrators, printers and publishers to sell their wares at our type-themed Summer Glug event. If you’re interested in having a stall please drop us a line:

Street Food

Our friends at Digbeth Dining Club will once again offer up delicious street food for our hungry guests. More info coming soon!


Super Early Bird Tickets £6.50 (limited to 50) SOLD OUT

Early Bird tickets £7.50 (limited to 100) Less than 50 remaining.

Standard tickets £9.50

Glugger Group (6 Standard tickets for the price of 5) £45

Buy Your Tickets Now 

Doors open at 6pm / Talks start at 7pm. Online ticket sales end at 3pm on Thursday 15th June.


How to find us

Spotlight & Mama Roux are located round the corner from The Custard Factory on Lower Trinity St. Parking is available on Floodgate St. and there is an NCP car park opposite the venue. If you’re arriving on foot, head towards The Custard Factory and take the next left after Gibb St. towards The Old Crown pub, and take a left onto Heath Mill Lane. Walk passed The Old Crown beer garden and continue under the bridge. Lower Trinity St. is located to your right.


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