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GDFS at The Lighthouse 02 Nov 2016

Just over a week ago Graphic Design Festival Scotland took Glasgow by storm with Scotland's largest international focus on design event to date with a programme of 25 events and projects running betweeen the 17th-23rd October, bringing in designers from across the globe to work on collaborative projects. 

With a focus on socialising, networking and development through hands-on projects, GDFS offered a refreshing opportunity to see, hear from and work with some of the most inspiring names in the industry. This year's guests included: Wieden+Kennedy, Grilli Type, Nous Vous, Putput, Urban Outfitters, Design Displacement Group, Wikihouse, Emblemmatic, The Future Laboratory, O Street and Alan Kitching (who will also be exhibiting at The Lighthouse later this year).

The programme packed with photography, film-making, advertising, copy writing, visual merchandising, graphic design, illustration, animation, short films and type design brought designers from far-afield places like Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Los Angeles, Paris, Japan and even Brazil to The Lighthouse in Glasgow. 

The festival welcomed 6700+ visitors between 17-23rd October with many more expected to visit the exhibitions.

If you didn’t make it during the week, fear not, as the International Poster Exhibition, Design Displacement Group and Putput exhibitions are all open until 25th November, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, 12pm-5pm in The Lighthouse.

The Graphic Design Festival programme is run by James Gilchrist, Beth Wilson and Victoria Donnelly of Glasgow-based design practice Warriors Studio.

"We feel that design is under represented in Scotland and that a lot of the work here should be looked at and celebrated internationally.” – Beth Wilson, Founder & Director

“Through the festival we want to showcase the best of graphic design and visual communication but also provide opportunities for the public to engage with the practice” – James Gilchrist, Founder and Director

GDFS 2016 is also part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation Architecture and Design (#IAD2016)

Images by Stephen Hughes. 


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