Eye Candy returns this November, bringing world-class pop & street artists, illustrators, photographers and designers to Digbeth, the creative hub of Birmingham.
This free event celebrates the best of visual pop culture with one-off installations, street art, workshops, talks and performance.
Star names for 2014 include the fashionista’s favourite, Daisy de Villeneuve, who leads an illustration masterclass using one-off designs created exclusively for Eye Candy. The London-born artist has made a name for herself with funky felt-tip illustrations for clients including Top Shop, LVMH, Nike, Zac Posen and Vogue.
The Paris-based artist Fafi makes a rare visit to Birmingham, where she will make a bespoke wall-based mural for Eye Candy. There will also be new work from Miss Led, Anna Garforth, Muxxi, Sam Pierpoint and Felt Mistress.
Eye Candy is curated by Fused and Area magazines. Co-curator Kerry O’Coy commented, “Eye Candy is about celebrating and giving due credit to the amazing skill and creativity of popular visual culture, be it illustration, graphic design, fashion, installation or street art. It is testament to the vibrant urban scene of Birmingham that we can attract artists from across the world, who will be creating one-off pieces for the weekend.”