Design Season 2 poster

Following on from our first Design Season last Autumn, we celebrate the work of designers through a range of events, exhibitions and activities across Leicester.

Coming to Leicester 4th - 25th October 2019....

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Design Season is all about celebrating the work of creatives from all disciplines, through a range of events, exhibitions and activities across Leicester. In the spirit of collaboration and variety, we have decided to brand this year’s events with the help of local designers in and around Leicester. The brief is simple. Produce whatever artwork you want, however you want to create it, as long as it sits within the confinements of the templates* provided. The two circles are the only rules, everything else is up to you..

Please submit your designs by Weds 28 August 2019 to

* CLICK HERE to download the design templates

Providing Artwork:

Indesign / Illustrator
Please provide original raw design files, please also include any linked images used within the design.

After Effects -
Please supply .mp4 files at the dimensions of the template provided.

If you have any questions please send them to:


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Open Call for graphic design and illustration work

Graphic designers & illustrators - we want your work! Open call for entries to our exhibition Loop Open 2, to be shown in our Lightbox gallery in October 2019, as part of our Design Season 2

Deadline 20 August 2019.

Loop invites submissions from graphic designers and illustrators around the world. The selected works will form an exhibition Loop Open 2, to be shown at LCB Depot in Leicester in October 2019 as part of its Design Season 2.

Please submit a digital image in JPEG format to by Tuesday 20th August.

One piece of work per person. Submit with a brief description of the work, talk about the medium, size, date it was made and why you have created it.

We'll email you to let you know if your work has been accepted into the exhibition. Once your work has been accepted, you can send it to us in a printed format ready to be hung for the exhibition.

Any questions, please email


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architectural photography competition

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects in collaboration with Design Season 2 and LCB Depot invites you to enter the #lovearchitecture architectural photography competition. This competition aims to celebrate outstanding photographs of the built environment within the Leicestershire and Rutland area.

Judges are looking for photographs that are striking, interesting and showcase the built environment within this region. Successful images will communicate a visual narrative, and be creative. Photographs can be of elements of a building or whole street scenes. The aim of this competition is to uncover images that showcase what this region has to offer in terms or architecture, and to give the opportunity to photographers whose work might otherwise never be seen.

The competition is open to all. Free entry.
Deadline 5pm Friday 6 September. T&Cs and entry form available here


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A Conversation with Some Bright Spark

See the video
A Conversation with Some Bright Spark

Joe Arch Creative

Watch Joe from Arch Creative


Leicester Mercury article on DS2

Plans for 2019 Leicester Design Season revealed, with exhibitions, events and workshops
Leicester Mercury article 16 July 2019



Here's the videos from 2018's Design Season 1

In Autumn 2018 LCB Depot showcased a first Design Season, celebrating the work of architects, digital designers, fashion designers, graphic designers & illustrators, designer-makers and graffiti artists. We presented a range of events, exhibitions and activities across September and October.


Design Season videos on YouTube - click link below

See our Design Season videos on our YouTube Channel


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