Torino Graphic Days 2018

Author: Slanted editors

Turin will be the centre of the international scene of visual design with the third edition of the Torino Graphic Days from September 11th to October 14th, a festival dedicated to visual arts. The festival’s main goal is to shorten the distance between the visual design field and people who is not from the sector, bringing the most relevant artists and professionals of the European background of visual communication.

This year the event will take place from September 11th to October 9th with a widespread program of more than 35 events called “In the city” to go on, from October 11th to 14th, with the third edition of the festival: “Torino Graphic Days Vol. 03”. Four days of workshops, talks, performances, exhibitions and a market fair that will bring to Turin the best of the international landscape.

Among the 7 workshops’ tutors there will be some of the most relevant professionals of this field like Studio Dunbar (NL) Studio Mucho (ES) and Onlab (DE, CH). Among the festival’s guests there will be also Professors coming from some of the most renowned Universities of the graphic field, like the Director of ISIA Urbino, Jonathan Pierini, and the R&D Director of ECAL of Lausanne, Davide Fornari.

The festival will host 6 talks with 24 speakers, like Vasjen Katro, the Albanian artist who has become famous for the project Baugasm, Magoz, the Spanish illustrator who has collaborated with The New York Times, WeTransfer and the MIT Technology Review, Giorgio Camuffo, Professor at University of Bolzano and curator of the Giro Giro Tondo – Design for Children exhibition at La Triennale di Milano and Riccardo Catagnano from Saatchi & Saatchi.

The festival will deal with all the aspects of graphic design: from handcrafted techniques, like engraving, to the artistic field’s ones, like illustration and sign painting and to contemporary sectors like branding and animation.

This year edition will host 12 exhibitions, like the show on the Polish visual communication scene and the focus on the the Italian modern graphic design history, besides the experience based itineraries where visitors will be able to experiment different graphic techniques.

The festival’s new edition inauguration will take place on October 11th at 6:30 p.m. with an opening party with artistic and music performances.

Fabio Guida, Festival Coordinator and Professor of communication design at Politecnico of Torino, declares: “The aim of Torino Graphic Days is attracting and involving a wider audience through all the activities that are related to visual communication, in order to show how it affects every aspect of our everyday life”, Audience engagement is actually our main goal: we’re using interaction and experimentation as key factors for making visual design an inclusive field, a subject that is not just for professionals anymore. Each brand new “volume” of the festival promotes an exchange among professionals coming from the international scene. We are inviting the authors of the most interesting projects from all over the world to try to erase the borders between different disciplines and put them together in a contamination context.”

Torino Graphic Days

September 11th until October 14th

Various Locations in Turin