Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2019

6th edition of Graphic Design Festival Scotland, an international organisation promoting creativity, innovation, collaboration and challenging ways of thinking through a programme of workshops, talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, competitions, music, and urban murals.

The festival promotes the best of international graphic design and visual communication and aims to inspire and educate through active engagement. Networking and socialising play a key role in the festival and we aim to build relationships and networks across the world.


TopForm is an all-day conference and panel discussion hosted at Graphic Design Festival Scotland (GDFS). The festival takes place between the 22nd – 26th of November.


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Learn more about Angus Hyland

Angus Hyland studied information design at the London College of Printing and graphic art and design at the Royal College of Art. After running his own successful studio in Soho for ten years, he became a partner in Pentagram’s London offices in 1998. He has been named one of the UK’s top ten graphic designers by The Independent, and has received over a hundred creative awards, including five D&AD silver awards.

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Learn more about Emmanuel Rey & Maxime Plescia-Buchi

Swiss Typefaces are a type design company known for their innovative views, creative approach and high quality typefaces. They create and distribute typefaces, based in Vevey, Switzerland on the shores of the Swiss Riviera and gained international success using their unique design skills and particular aesthetic. Speaking on behalf of Swiss Typefaces is Emmanuel Rey and Maxime Büchi who are managing partners.

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Learn more about Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister is a renowned Austrian-born US-based contemporary graphic designer and typographer. He is the co-founder of the famous design firm, Sagmeister & Walsh, which he established in partnership with Jessica Walsh. His intriguing and provocative designs redefined the status of graphic designers. Some of his notable designs are showcased on the album covers of The Rolling Stones, Pat Metheny, David Byrne, and OK Go.

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Learn more about Kelly Anna

Kelly Anna is a freelance Artist and Print designer who is fast making waves in the art world with her bold & confident figurative works. Her work stands out thanks to its empowering messages — implicit in style, and explicit in the recognisably witty scrawlings. Whilst working in Print over the last few years, Kelly Anna has had some incredible names wear her prints, ranging from Beyonce, Cara Delevingne, Foals, London Grammar and more.

Learn more about Eike König

Eike König is a world renowned graphic designer and founder/director of the leading Berlin-based creative studio HORT – who focus on art direction, branding, graphic design, illustration, lectures and workshops. HORT works with institutions such as Arte, Bauhaus Dessau, Bergen Assembly and Tanzplattform Deutschland, as well as brands like Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Nike, The New York Times and Universal Music.

Learn more about Ieva Blaževičiūtė

VICE was launched in 1994 as a ‘punk zine’​ and has since expanded into a leading global youth media company with bureaus in over 30 countries. VICE operates the world’s original online video destination, VICE.COM, an international network of digital channels, a TV production studio, a magazine, a record label, an in-house creative agency and a book-publishing division. Speaking on behalf of VICE is designer and art worker, Ieva Blaževičiūtė.


Student Full Festival Pass £248 (+ Booking Fee, includes Live Project) Full Festival Pass £218 (+ Booking Fee, without Live Project) Top From Early Bird Prices (until 31st September) £38 (+ Booking Fee) Student & Recent Graduate Ticket: £38 (+ Booking Fee) General Admission Ticket: £54 (+ Booking Fee) Front 3 Rows Seating Ticket: £84 (+ Booking Fee)


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The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3NY, Glasgow

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Workshops at Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2019

Workshop 1 with VICE
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Visual Storytelling: Discover the different facets of VICE and how they function together, focusing primarily on visual story-telling across different platforms and creative methods.
Price: £134 (+ £3.00 handling)
Workshop 2 with Design33
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
An introduction to web design and digital development. This workshop will equip you with the skills to build a simple website.
Price: £134 (+ £3.00 handling)
Workshop 3 with Kelly Anna
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Print design workshop, Learn the process of product creation from sketch to final product.
Price: £134 (+ £3.00 handling)
Workshop 4 with Pentagram
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Brand Identity: Learn the Pentagram process of rebranding a successful existing business.
Price: £134 (+ £3.00 handling)
Workshop 6 with Ciaran Globel
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Learn the basic techniques of rendering lettering by hand, approaching brushwork and understanding of materials in a hands-on workshop with one of Scotland’s most prolific sign painters.
Price: £134 (+ £3.00 handling)
Workshop 7 with Swiss Typefaces
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Learn the basics of letter design such as proportions, weight, contrast, etc. and design your own letters according to a set of defined rules.
Price: £134 (+ £3.00 handling)

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