Black Eyewear has joined forces with Jazz re:freshed, London’s progressive, boundary-pushing jazz community, to hold a series of events that explore the interplay of jazz and design.
The 1950s was an atmospheric era for both design and jazz, and Black Eyewear’s designs are informed in part by both the music and the moment. Black Eyewear seeks to recapture that moment in post-war eyewear design, when tradition and craft were still central to handmade frames, just before eyewear design surrendered to mass production.
Where: Clutch Cafe, Fitzrovia
When: Exhibition of photographs all week 15th – 23rd September
Main event (music, film screenings and talks): 19th September from 2pm.
Join us on the 19th September, 2pm to 8pm, for the following events:
- A photo exhibition of re-imagined classic jazz photographs/LP covers recreated using the current crop of top jazz musicians (on display all week).
- Live performances celebrating the artists represented in the exhibition.
- Talks and Q&A’s with Robert Roope, founder and designer of Black Eyewear, and invited guests.
- A screening of recent London jazz documentary commissioned by Brownswood Recordings ‘We Out Here’ and the classic ‘A Great Day in Harlem’.
2:00 – 2:30 – Project introduction + Photographer talk
3:00 – 3:30 – Robert Roope Q&A
3:30 – 4:30 – Screening of ‘A Great Day in Harlem’
5:00 – 5:30 – 1st live performance
6:00 – 7:15 – Screening of ‘We Out Here’ + Director talk/Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 – 2nd live performance
Read more: https://www.londondesignfestival.com/event/black-eyewear-and-jazz-refreshed-present-daylong-event-celebrating-historic-interplay-jazz-and