Spring and Summer are upon us and the design community plans to take full advantage of our favorite time of year. Below are a couple upcoming design events and festivals occurring in London and Berlin. Stay tuned for more updates as this summer is surely to provide a wealth of conferences for the arts.

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Pick Me Up 2015
April 23 – May 4
London, UK

The Embankment Galleries in South Wing, London will play host to this years Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival. Returning to Somerset House for the 6th year, Pick Me Up will feature new artists and designers presenting the latest in illustration, graphic design, and more. The festival will undoubtedly serve to inspire and delight all in attendance. From the emerging to the established artists, Pick Me Up will represent all ends of the arts spectrum. Events will also include lectures, debates, demonstrations, music, games, and more. The festivities will last for 12 days.

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April 29 – May 3
Berlin, Germany

From April 29th to May 3rd, Pictoplasma Berlin will host the world’s largest conference and festival for contemporary character culture design and art. The festival will feature graphic and game designers, animators, and illustrators from all over the world. Pictoplasma promises to be a conference with exceptional lectures, presentations, workshops, performances, and much more. Andy Ristraino of Adventure Time, Yves Geleyn, Hikari Shimoda, and TADO are all confirmed speakers for the event.