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Next event – Mike Meiré, 24 March 2014


Monday March 24
Drinks 6.30pm, talk 7–8.30pm
Istituto Marangoni, 30 Fashion Street, London E1 6PX
Book tickets online via Eventbrite:

Members, student members £5.
Non-members £15.
Student non-members £10
(student ID required on the door)

For queries please call Layla on
020 8906 4664 or email

Time to renew your membership

With new events about to be announced, it’s time to renew your EDO membership here.

Full events update shortly.

Port magazine

Francesco Franchi – June 25

Greetings from EDO, and hello from your new chair, Mark Porter. I will be trying to provide you with editorial design entertainments for the next year, and I’m thrilled to announce our next event — an evening with one of Europe’s hottest young art directors — the brilliant Francesco Franchi of the amazing IL magazine, from Milan.

Francesco and IL have been making waves all over the world in the last few years, and we’re lucky to catch him fresh from his triumphs at the SPD awards in New York, where IL picked up two Silver medals and the Gold for members’ choice.

If you know Francesco’s work, you won’t want to miss it. And if you don’t — read what Magculture has to say here  and here and you won’t want to miss it either!

Francesco will be speaking in the uber-cool surroundings of Mother in Shoreditch on Monday, June 25th. See you there.

Buy your ticket here.

Mark Porter
Chair, EDO

Mark Porter event 29.03.12

We are pleased to announce that Mark Porter will be our next speaker on 29 March at Mother, Redcuhurch St, Shoreditch.

Best known for his award-winning redesign of the Guardian newspaper, this event will be a rare opportunity to peer into his diverse archive and hear him talk about the projects he has art directed over his 25 years in editorial design. From cow-gum and Colors Magazine to iPads and Público, this promises to be another unmissable and popular event.

And if that wasn’t enough, I’m delighted to reveal that he will also be your next EDO Chair.

So all that remains is for me to thank you once again for your support and enthusiasm over the last year.

Look forward to seeing you all one last time as Chair.

Many thanks
Violetta Boxill-Roope

Tickets available online:

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Arem Duplessis talk / 16.01.12

We’re excited to announce the next EDO event will feature Arem Duplessis, design director of the New York Times Magazine.

Monday January 16
Drinks 7pm
Talk 7.30 to 8.30pm
10 Redchurch Street
E2 7DD

Tickets available online here; available to members only until January 9 (link corrected, now working)

Illustration / 21.11.11

Our next event sees three of our favourite illustrators discuss their work.

Monday November 21
Drinks 7pm
Talk 7.30 to 8.30pm
Gopher Hole, 350-354 Old Street, London EC1V 9NQ

Tickets available online here.

Richard Turley, Bloomberg Businessweek

Hello EDO friends

We are back from the summer break, charged up and ready to roll.

Not only can you now buy your tickets online through Eventbrite (see below), saving you precious time looking for your decommissioned cheque books, but we are also super excited to announce our first event using this method

Richard Turley, the British-born Creative Director of the award winning publication Bloomberg Businessweek, is flying over from New York especially for us to talk us through his impressive relaunch.

First published in 1929, (formerly know as Business Week), the periodical eventually suffered a decline and was sold to the financial services company, Bloomberg in 2009. With a new team and a new redesign, the publication has gone from strength to strength, not only increasing ad sells by 65% but also collecting numerous accolades, 2 gold SPD awards and a D&AD Yellow Pencil), along the way.

We expect this to be another popular event so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets now available via Eventbrite.

Members £5
Non-members £15
Student non-members £1
(Please note Eventbrite adds a small fee for processing).

EDO is now on twitter, so for latest news on events, speakers and offers, follow us on @edo_tweets.

Support the EDO!


Next event: Infographics #1, 30 June

Hello EDO friends

The craft of data visualisation is often overlooked so we are very pleased to announce our next event is on information graphics on 30 June.

Infographics #1 presents three diverse data specialists:

David McCandless describes himself as a data journalist and information designer. His work has appeared in Wired, The Guardian, and The Independent. He is author of the extremely successful book, Information is Beautiful and has recently spoken at the awe inspiring talks, TED, (Technology Entertainment and Design). McCandless’ book will be on sale at the event for an EDO price of £15 instead of £20.

Nathalie Lees is in-house illustrator for The Times. She also works with numerous freelance clients including the BBC, The New York Times and The Observer. She recently completed the second Professor Brian Cox book ‘Wonders of theUniverse’, designed by Studio 8.

Peter Grundy has spent over 30 years making information visually interesting. His simple yet beautiful approach has become his signature. He calls it “Iconography; pictures that provide information and explain complex things”. Clients include Shell Oil, Architects Journal, Royal Mail, The Guardian and Wired.

It promises to be another stimulating event so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Better still, become a member and not only receive a significant discount on your ticket price but you’ll also benefit from a 40% discount on ‘The Art Directors’ Handbook of Professional Magazine Design’ published by Thames and Hudson.

And lastly, the EDO is now on twitter, so for latest news on events, speakers and offers, follow us on @edo_tweets.

Support the EDO!

Violetta Boxill-Roope

For queries please call Layla on 020 8906 4664 or email

Jop van Bennekom

Hello EDO friendsFollowing on from the success of Indie Night, we are pleased to announce our next event with the inspirational art director, Jop van Bennekom. Known to many as creator and co-publisher of Fantastic Man and The Gentlewomen, he will be discussing his influential work and career with Jeremy Leslie.We also have a great new venue courtesy of advertising agency, Mother, the Biscuit Building in Shoreditch. So remember to renew your membership and not only receive a substantial discount on the ticket price but also benefit from priority booking. May 4th 2011.Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Support the EDO!Violetta Boxill-Roope ChairEditorial Design OrganisationGill Branston & Associates137 Hale Lane, Edgware, Middx, HA8 9QPTel: 020 8906 4664email: