WE’VE GOT YOUR BOX. AND WE’RE NOT GIVING IT BACK FOR A WHOLE WEEK.
SSZ tore Shoreditch in half with a raucous six-week festival of creativity last year. In fact, people enjoyed it so much they’ve let us do it all over again. To coincide with D&AD New Blood, we’ve hijacked a unit in London’s best pop-up mall from 2nd -7th July 2013 and we’re going to do weird things with it. During the week we’ll be packing our temporary HQ with exhibitions, useful talks, creative workshops, live illustration and a bloody nice shop, so come see us, and keep an eye on our Facebook page or Twitter for special announcements.
We’re uber hyped for the takeover and reckon it’ll provide a decent opportunity for good looking creatives from across the country to show their work, to collaborate, to learn and to get really drunk. It’s business in the front, party in the back. Mullet over.
Tuesday 2nd – Sunday 7th July, 11am-5pm, Boxpark, Unit 55
DarkMatterCollective, ShellsuitZombie’s live illustration brotherhood, are getting ready to attack a 2 metre square canvas in a week-long drawing marathon at Boxpark. So come along, pick up a UV pen and add your own method to the madness. We’ve already recruited talented new grad, Paolo Fiore from Plymouth University, to help.
Tuesday 2nd July, 3-5pm, Boxpark, Unit 55
We’ve called in some close friends to give you the mother of all pep talks before your private view at New Blood. Consider the ice well and truly broken.
Wednesday 3rd July, 11am, Boxpark, Unit 55
Oreo’s Super Bowl tweet put newsjacking on the map back in February. Now it’s time to get with the programme. Join us at 11am for a newsjackathon, hosted by Jon Burkhart, author of “Newsjacking: The Urgent Genius of Real-time Advertising” and Head of Social Content at Lean Mean Fighting Machine.
HYPER ISLAND WORKSHOP: Wednesday
Wednesday 3rd July, 2-3pm, Boxpark, Unit 55
Hyper Island have been at the forefront of education for the digital industry for more than 15 years. Recent UK graduates are currently employed at Dare, Work Club, Joint, The Other Media, and AKQA. Their alumni will be running a workshop to give you an insight into how to remain future proof in a constantly changing industry and how they dealt with working with new teams since entering the real world.
Register here. Missed this one? Try Thursday.
CREATIVE SOCIAL TALKSSZ
Wednesday 3rd July, 6-8pm, Upstairs at Boxpark
In collaboration with Creative Social, SSZ proudly presents Abi Ellis, Creative Director at LBi, and Alex Lavery, founder of Pitch and Sync. Abi will talk about how you put a price on your skills and Alex will fill you in on the importance of failure to the creative process.
SHELLSUITZOMBIE’S ANNUAL NEW BLOOD FACE-OFFS
Wednesday 3rd July, 8-10pm, Upstairs at Boxpark
Do you want the glory of being crowned the UK’s best speed briefing university 2013 AND a two week placement at Dare? Yes, you do. Come along and represent your uni in the greatest creative battle of all time, or just hide in the shadows and watch the mayhem with beer.
HYPER ISLAND WORKSHOP: Thursday
Thursday 4th July, 2-3pm, Boxpark, Unit 55
Want to know why 98% of Hyper Island graduates are employed in the digital industry? Get a taster here (this workshop will be the same as Wednesday’s one),
OFFICIAL NEW BLOOD CLOSING PARTY
Thursday 4th July, 8pm-late, Concrete, Shoreditch
ShellsuitZombie are hooking up with the clever lot at Young Creative Council (YCC) to host the mother of all closing parties for New Blood 2013, kindly sponsored by Collective (check ‘em out on Wednesday at Big Chill).