Weltformat Graphic Design Festival

Weltformat Graphic Design Festival 2022

Never Not Moving

Author: Tessa Breuer

Six exhibitions, a symposium with international graphic artists, a competition for newcomers and panel discussions sum up this years edition of Weltformat. Already for the 14th time the Weltformat Graphic Design Festival 2022 takes place in Lucerne. With the pictorial representation of the theme Never Not Moving, the organizers want to introduce a broad audience to the art of motion design on the one hand and allude to the infinite variety that moving graphics offer consumers on the other. At the same time, the exciting diversity of the nine-day event picks up on digital as well as analog trends in design.

The Importance of Motion for Graphic Design
Underlying all graphic design is the same goal; it wants to move. Static productions achieve this through strong symbolism, emotional motifs, or even optical illusions. Films and animations tell stories. Motion design, on the other hand, transforms images, shapes, surfaces, and music into moving image formats. Every blank page presents the design team with the challenge of which technique to use. How much sensation does the job need? Which impulses are to be generated? Who is in focus as viewer and what should be perceived?

These diverse aspects of Never Not Moving are united by Weltformat. With the support of numerous creatives from the international as well as the Swiss graphic design scene, the Graphic Design Festival offers a place for encounters and aims to inspire, inform and motivate.

Weltformat Graphic Design Festival 2022


Saturday, Oktober 08th

  • Opening day: symposium and lunch with curators, team and contributors
    Start 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Stattkino in Bourbaki, Lucerne
  • Vernissage of the main exhibition “We like to move it” at 4:30 p.m. in the Kunsthalle im Bourbaki, Lucerne
  • Opening of the exhibition “100 beste Plakate” with award ceremony Newcomer Award and Apèro 6 p.m. in the Kornschütte, Lucerne

Wednesday, Oktober 12th
Evening event with Florian Krautkrämer at 6 p.m. in the Rex cinema (HSLU Viscosi), Emmenbrücke

Thursday, Oktober 13th
Evening event with round table discussion at 6 p.m. in the Rex cinema (HSLU Viscosi), Emmenbrücke

Friday, Oktober 14th
Evening event with DIA Studio at 6 p.m. in the Rex cinema (HSLU Viscosi), Emmenbrücke

Saturday, Oktober 15th
Graphic bazaar with market stalls of graphic artists, art craft sale from 12 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Bourbaki, Lucerne

From Oktober 8th to Oktober 16th, 2022: open daily from 12 a.m.–6 p.m.

Poster ©
100 beste Poster: Verena Mack, Severin Weber, Phila Büdding & Jana Rzehak, Nicole Brugger, Neo Neo, Jamy Herrmann, Fons Hickmann, Daniel Peter, Claudiabasel, Bernhard Vögele
Newcomer Award: Zoe Boudreau, Zhou Xuejie, Wanda Dufner Fischbach, Vera Bräm, Ruslan Abasov, Paul Theisen, Manuel Bauer, Manuel Bauer, Luise Motsch, Julius Geyer, Jam Saint, Huapu Fan, Haochen Xing, Federica Zanetti, Darya Rzhepyshevskaja, Daniel Drabek, Daebong Jeong, Christoph Reinicke, Aurore Huberty, Alisa Truong, Adrien Jacquemet-Villebon

Weltformat Graphic Design Festival

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