Last weekend we were honoured to be invited to speak at Dublin’s OFFSET festival; a three-day feast of creative insight and inspiration. More than 2,000 people flocked to the Irish capital for talks, panel discussions and live interviews and it was amazing to be part of a line-up that included the likes of Jessica Walsh, Marian Bantjes, Marina Willer, Richard Turley, Mike Perry, Richard Mosse and Jon Burgerman.
The OFFSET team manage to strike the perfect balance between seriously talented creatives like those mentioned above and a warm, laid-back and collaborative atmosphere which is a special thing to be a part of. It was great to meet so many people and a big thanks to everyone who came to our talk on Saturday!
There’s plenty of good in-depth coverage around by the likes of Creative Review and Creative Bloq but here’s just a few examples of the work shown on stage that tickled our fancy, and look out for dedicated posts on a couple of the speakers coming up tomorrow…
Golden Wolf: Cast Software
Richard Mosse: Nowhere To Run, South Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2010
Sagmeister & Walsh: Airzone
Detail: Biorhythm for The Science Gallery
Mother London: Irish themed intro video created specially for Offset 2014
- Kyle Platts and Andy Baker's animation takes us on a kaleidoscopic trip through the park
- Casper Balslev shows ballerinas wielding AK-47s in his ad for the Royal Danish Theatre
- An unusual custom typeface and great layouts for new print mag Migrant
- Bold, minimal-leaning graphic design from hot new studio Vrints-Kolsteren
- Daniel Savage’s monochrome animation plays with geometry and space
- Waverly Labs launches an earpiece that translates languages in real time
- Anna Ginsburg explores sex and female orgasms in this hilarious animation (NSFW)
- Arne Svenson’s portraits of his New York neighbours taken through apartment windows
- Milton Glaser: we talk drawing, ethics, Shakespeare and Trump with the graphic design legend
- The Co-op returns to its old “clover leaf” logo from the 1960s
- Strange posters and superb typography from Venetian studio Tankboys
- Should designers specialise early, or have a “portfolio career”?