14th edition of the European Design Festival. This year the roaming festival takes place in Warsaw, which for a couple of days will become the European capital of graphic design. The event will take place between 6th and 9th of June and will be abundant with inspiring lectures, exhibitions, workshops, graphic design studio tours, film screenings, as well as formal galas of two competitions for graphic designers. The festival aims to promote European and Polish design and to present the latest tendencies and practices that are worth following. The organisers await both professionals and design aficionados searching for inspirations for creative action and time spending.
As a part of the festival, a number of unique events will be held - with or without an entry fee:
ExhibitionsAs a part of the festival, there will be a couple of exhibitions devoted to contemporary graphic design in Poland and Europe. You will have a chance to familiarise yourself with for e.g. the best designed publications of the year 2018.
Graphic toursDuring the tours you will be able to visit the most interesting design studios in Warsaw and get to know the designers working there. You will also have a chance to see how the designers work and ask them a couple of questions.
Film screeningsYou will have a chance to take part in free-of-charge screenings of films devoted to design or designers.
Parties and festival breakfastsThe mornings of 6th and 7th of June can be spent on having a delicious breakfast served by Bar Studio with other fellow participants. In the evenings we would like to invite you to parties at Bar Studio and Cafe Kulturalna.
Design workshopsYou cannot miss practical workshops which are targeted at both professional designers and amateurs. The participants will familiarise themselves with specific aspects of design and acquire new soft skills. The classes will be devoted to such topics as: calligraphy and lettering, collages, conflict solution exercises, creative coding - graphic animation or design safari.
Element Talks ConferenceA regular event on the design map of the events in the capital, this time as a part of the festival. As every year, the organisers expect ca. 2,000 participants from all across Europe. As a part of the conference there will be lectures held on two stages, practical workshops, Element Market fair and intense networking sessions. If you work in the creative sector, you cannot miss it!
European Design Awards GalaEDA is a competition highlighting the best graphic designers in Europe which has been taking place for 13 years. It involves diverse design areas: from print, through branding, to web design. The jury is comprised of representatives of the most important design media from all across Europe which ensures objective and unbiased selection of projects.
Polish Graphic Design Awards GalaPolish Graphic Design Awards are the one and only industry competition presenting the achievements from all existing areas of applied graphic design in Poland. If you are curious what contemporary Polish graphic design looks like and you want to meet the best representatives of the industry, make sure to be there with us. The awards will be granted to outstanding designers of the year 2018.
- Michael Bierut
- Mr Bingo
- Peter Bilak
- Daniel Mizieliński
- more TBA