We are just back from attending Offset in Dublin, it was a great weekend packed with lots of creative inspiration. Creatives and graphic designers from all over the world converged in Dublin for the three day event.
This was the third Offset event to happen in Dublin, and whatever style of design or illustration you like there was plenty of eye-candy and inspiring speakers to make you want more!
Some of the big highlights for us included Stefan Sagmeister (New York based Graphic Designer), Shepard Fairey (American Graphic Designer and Illustrator), Jessica Hische (American letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat), Michael Bierut (Graphic Designer), Von (Illustrator), Andrew Essex (Advertising) and not forgetting Dublins own Connor & David (Graphic Designers, Dublin) and Johnny Kelly (advertising, short films).
Each designer gave great insight into how they approach their work, what the design thinking and the creative process was behind some very memorable pieces. Other speakers were just great to see, Friends With You gave us all a treat when some of their characters made an appearance on stage… they also made us dance!
One of the better Q&A sessions was Stefan Sagmeister being interviewed by Ciarán ÓGaora of Zero-G (Graphic design agency, Dublin), where they discussed where the line between art and design lies. Stefan also gave us a little bit more of an insight into a new movie he has been working on.
This is definitely an event every designer should look out for! Not sure how they will top this one, but we are already looking forward to the next event!