POST Design Festival 2017

Aug 17 2017 10:00 - Aug 20 2017 17:00

SPACE10, Flæsketorvet 10, 1711 København


POST is a design festival focusing on the working life of the visual communicator and the ethics of design. It deals with issues beyond the development of client contacts and stylistic approaches. POST will bring designers, illustrators, image makers and academics of all kinds to Copenhagen from all over the world for talks, debates and workshops from 17–20 August 2017.

The festival consists of two workshops on Thursday and Friday 17–18 August, followed by two days of talks on Saturday and Sunday 19–20 August. All ticket holders will get access to nightly panel discussions, parties and social events.

Here are the crucial details:

Opening event, 17 August, 18:30-22:00

POST begins with an evening of talks from Swedish designer Jakob Trollbäck and German designer Alexander Scholz, with a reception hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in Copenhagen. If you buy a ticket to any other POST event you have automatic access to this one, but we also have a limited number of FREE tickets for others to attend too.

Face Time Workshop with Louise and Jody: 17-18 August, 10:00-16:00

Hey! Things are looking up Narcissus! Missing out on some quality time with your own face? Want to face-off with others? Face some demons or just face facts? Then join our lo-fi selfie and 'otherie' party where we explore distinctly silly, haphazard and downright bizarre portrait ideas and discover that you have no idea what that face of yours looks like - or even where it is - with a little help from your new friends and renowned face wranglers: Louise 'Miss (Face) Lotion' and Jody 'Facefacts' Barton, equipped with tasty materials from paper gurus G . F Smith.

Jody is a renowned graphic artist and illustrator from the United Kingdom. He studied at Camberwell College of Arts and The Royal College of Arts in London. Since then he has been represented by the Big Active agency and has worked for some of the biggest media and advertising companies in the world and also designed record covers, made animated pop videos, designed watches, shoes, clothing and accessories, including collections for his own bestselling Japanese clothing company ‘Black Humours’. Jody’s personal work is highly political and confrontational dealing with very difficult and powerful issues such as mental illness, the refugee crisis, climate change and drug use. Louise Rosenkrands, a.k.a. Miss Lotion, is a Danish illustrator who works for a wide range of editorial clients and has taught internationally. In the bright and playful illustrations of Louise Rosenkrands, a pattern emerges – sassy women. Throughout her editorial commissions for various Danish magazines, US and UK titles, there are a multitude of female characters all with modest lady bumps protruding proudly. Louise’s depictions capture confident, positive women.

SOLD OUT: Coding Generative Graphics with Støj: 17-18 August, 10:00-16:00

Join Copenhagen creative coders Støj for a two-day workshop exploring the intersection between coding and graphic design. The workshop focuses on generative design and will investigate what happens when elements of graphic design meet computational topics like randomisation and repetition. At the same time designers will learn how to build their own tools, empowering them to go beyond the limits of standard software suites. The only prerequisites for joining the workshop are an open mind and the will to explore the possibilities of creating generative works through simple programming. No prior coding experience is required (but your own laptop is).

The workshop is led by Andreas Refsgaard and Bjørn Karmann. Andreas is an interaction designer and creative coder from Copenhagen. He holds a masters degree from IT University of Copenhagen and attended the Interaction Design Programme at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design in 2015. His project Eye Conductor won Best Student Project at IXdA and his works have been shown at Trailerpark Festival (DK), New York Design Week (US), Ars Electronica (AU) and Playful Arts Festival (NL). Bjørn is an interaction designer, graphic designer and maker from Amsterdam. He studied Communication Design at Kolding Design School (DK) and attended the Interaction Design Programme at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design in 2016. Bjørn currently works as a technologist at TellArt (NL) designing immersive experiences and interactive spaces. His project Objectifier won the Google AI Experiment Challenge and has been nominated as New Danish Type Designer.

Panel discussion, 18 August, 18:00-19:00: Design! Activism! Diversity!

Join our panel, chaired by Swedish designer Matilda Plöjel and featuring insights from Swiss designer and writer Corinne Gisel, Swedish designer and co-founder of the Feminist Communications Agency Lina Forsgren, Filipino/American social practice and design studio Hardworking Goodlooking and Danish educational and gender sociologist Cecilie Nørgaard, to discuss how design and activism can work within the industry and out in the world to improve gender balance and diversity.

If you have a talks or workshop ticket you have automatic access to this event, while we have also released a limited of FREE tickets for others to attend too.

Panel discussion, 19 August, 18:00-19:00: Making us visible: visual communication in the Nordic region

Bringing together experts from around the region we will discuss why visual communication receives so little attention, whether the presentation of these disciplines comes with specific challenges and what strategies we can put in place to give these disciplines the visibility - within and beyond the region - that they deserve. The panel will feature perspectives, among others, from the Danish Design Council, Designmuseo Helsinki and Grafia, the Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland.

If you have a talks or workshop ticket you have automatic access to this event, while we have also released a limited of FREE tickets for others to attend too.

Conference, 19-20 August, 10:00-18:00

Join us for two days of talks and panel discussions from a programme of Nordic and international designers, illustrators, educators and curators. Confirmed speakers include Jakob Tröllback, Adrian Shaughnessy, Johan F. Krarup, Bygg Studio, Lina Forsgren/Feministiska, Zero-G, Suvi Saloniemi/Design Museo Helsinki, Vertigo, Hardworking Goodlooking, Henriette Kruse, Wrong Studio, Corinne Gisel and more. Check out the full programme and schedule on postdesignfestival.org


A note on student tickets: if you are currently studying you will need to show a valid student card to gain entry to the event with a student ticket.


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Opening Night 17 August

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Panel discussion, 18 August, 18:00-19:00: Design! Activism! Diversity!

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Panel discussion, 19 August, 18:00-19:00: Making us visible: visual communication in the Nordic region

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Face Time with Louise and Jody: Workshop 17–18 August (Early Bird)

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Face Time with Louise and Jody: Workshop 17–18 August

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Conference 19–20 August

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Conference 19–20 August – Student

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Conference 19–20 August (Early Bird)

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Conference 19–20 August – Student (Early Bird)

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Face Time with Louise and Jody: Workshop 17–18 August – Student

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Face Time with Louise and Jody: Workshop 17–18 August – Student (Early Bird)

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Coding Generative Graphics: Workshop 17–18 August

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Coding Generative Graphics: Workshop 17–18 August – Student

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Coding Generative Graphics: Workshop 17–18 August (Early Bird)

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Coding Generative Graphics: Workshop 17–18 August – Student (Early Bird)

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