10th Weltformat Graphic Design Festival

Author: Alex Staudt

Weltformat is celebrating its 10th anniversary! A milestone that invites to look back and into the future—and which comes along with some innovations; the poster festival has become a graphic design festival with a new visual appearance and its own festival app, that accompanies visitors through the exhibitions.

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Another novelty: the festival-spanning theme. We ask ourselves Now What?! and are interested in the presence, the past, turning points and outlooks. This year’s highlights include Swiss Style Now—an overview of current graphics from Switzerland –, Delusions and Errors with works from the Middle East and North Africa, Character Roots on Czech designers’ use of typography, the continuation of the series The Moving Poster and the exhibition Chinese Binding, which shows editorial design from China. At the Symposium workshop leaders The Rodina and Eike König as well as other international designers will give an insight into their careers. One of them is Ludovic Balland, the designer of this year’s festival poster. His concept of Poster-Talks sheds light on the role of the poster as an urban protagonist and communicator. For the festival Balland has created 217 unique designs. The first one is now shown on the front page of this website, the remaining 216 posters will be presented all over Switzerland from September 10th. So keep your eyes open! We are looking forward to the festival!

10th Weltformat Graphic Design Festival

When?
Festival:
Sat. September 29th–Sun. October 7th 2018
Daily Exhibitions form 12–6 p.m.

Opening:
Sat. September 29th 2018, 12 p.m.

Symposium:
Sun. September 30th 2018, 10 a.m.–17  p.m.

Graphicbazar:
October 6th 2018

Where?
Swiss Style Now
Laboratorium, Sternmattstrasse 3, 6005 Lucerne, Suisse

The Rodina
Winkelriedstrasse 47, 6005 Lucerne, Suisse

Eike König
Winkelriedstrasse 32, 6003 Lucerne, Suisse

Charachter Roots
Löwenpl. 11, 6002 Lucerne, Suisse

Das bewegte Plakat #3
Bireggstrasse 36, 6003 Lucerne, Suisse

Delusions and Errors
Neustadtstrasse 14, 6003 Lucerne, Suisse

Swiss Style Then
Frankenstrasse 12, 6003 Lucerne, Suisse

Chinesische Bindung
Winkelriedstrasse 12, 6003 Lucerne, Suisse

100 Beste Plakate 17
Kornmarkt 3, 6004 Lucerne, Suisse

Newcomer Award
Pilatusstrasse 12, 6003 Lucerne, Suisse

Ludovic Balland
Winkelriedstrasse 47, 6005 Lucerne, Suisse

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