To say I'm excited for Tim Burton's new art exhibition is an understatement

Tim Burton at 'The World of Tim Burton' exhibition in Japan
(Image credit: Toru Yamanaka via Getty Images)

As a closeted goth, I'm already thinking about next year's Halloween plans and I think I may have found the perfect event – an exhibition dedicated to all things Tim Burton. Coming to London's Design Museum next autumn, the exclusive exhibition promises to be a journey into Burton's delightfully macabre world, showcasing a host of works from across his lifetime. 

I'm a huge Tim Burton fan so I'm extremely excited to peek into his creative psyche and see his artistic evolution – next October can't come soon enough. If you're inspired by Burton's artwork and want to start your own creative journey, take a look at our collection of the best illustration books

A desk with various Tim Burton illustrations at 'The World of Tim Burton'

This desk featured in the exhibition features a number of Burton's original illustrations (Image credit: Stefano Guidi via Getty Images)

The exhibition titled 'The World of Tim Burton' is a collection built from Burton's personal archive, showcasing pieces from his childhood to the present day. Over 500 drawings, sketchbooks, sculptural installations and more will be displayed at the show, demonstrating Burton's iconic 'carnivalesque' style – a delicious fusion of comedy and the grotesque. 

With pieces from his signature productions like 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and 'The Corpse Bride', the exhibition is set to be a visual dream for fans of Burton's work. The interactivity of the exhibition paired with the vast range of works gives the impression that this is going to be a full-on immersive experience and I for one, cannot wait. 

A series of Sketchbook illustrations featured in 'The World of Tim Burton' exhibition in Prague

Sketchbook illustrations featured in 'The World of Tim Burton' exhibition in Prague (Image credit: Matej Divizna via Getty Images)

'The World of Tim Burton' has been on an almost decade-long worldwide tour since 2014, having already been displayed in Japan, Germany and most recently, Malaysia (among many others). It will make its UK debut at the Design Museum in Kensington, London on the 25 October 2024-21 April 2025. 

For more spooky stories, check out how an AI made vintage monsters scary again or take a look at this terrifying painting restoration that revealed a hidden demon. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.