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Francis Atterbury

Francis Atterbury will be speaking at the 2008 Plus International Design Festival. Francis came to printing through an inability to pass exams and get a proper job, but was fortunate to be raised in a family with type in its blood. It was the early 1970s and letterpress was giving way to offset lithography, metal type was being usurped by phototypesetting: it was a time when old-fashioned standards were mixed with an appreciation for new technologies. He has maintained this combination throughout his career both in UK, US and Europe and now as Fine Art Consultant to the likes of Gilbert & George


Always a good deal going on

Visit Barry McKay Rare Books at Plus 08. Barry McKay Rare Books are leading specialists in both out-of-print and new books on all aspects of the history and arts of the book, with a particular emphasis on bookbinding, paper making, printing & typography, book trade history, print culture, illustration, calligraphy, and bibliography together with antiquarian and modern books in a variety of disciplines.

Walking tours

Back by popular demand, Ben Waddington will once again be conducting walking tours taking in the typographic curios found in Birmingham's street scape. Further details of the tours on offer at Plus 08 will be available soon.


Fused magazine joins the Plus crowd

Fused Magazine has confirmed its involvement with Plus 2008. Welcome on board Fused! More announcements onits plans for the event will be made shortly.

Call for speakers now open

Got something to say about design? Can you squeeze it into our theme of Hybrid? If so drop us a line and make an application to speak at the forthcoming Plus Festival. Check out at Plus for full details.

Call for exhibitors now open

Plus is looking for imaginative agencies, freelancers, collaborations and universities to create something new and innovative to the theme of Hybrid. If you have an idea, we'd love to hear from you. Check out the submissions page at Plus website

Event team

This year the event management of the Plus Festival in in the capable hands of: Ayesha, Gul and Magda. Recent graduates from the MA Event Management course at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design they bring with them both experience of events and a sympathy for the creative industries. Welcome ladies; Plus is in good hands.