This year, in partnership with London-based creative company Poke, OFFF have curated an incredible line-up of speakers for the inaugural London festival that represent the best in design and creative thinking today. Barcelona based design agency Mucho, the Catalan design handcrafted studio Lo siento and the graphic designer Marta Cerdà Alimbau from Barcelona are among the speakers.
Confirmed speakers for OFFF London are:
1.The design studio Mucho from Barcelona (http://wearemucho.com), defining the importance of design process and
bringing the best in design projects such as famous The Wallpaper City Guides, Paypal campaign, Movistar and many
2. Illustrator and artist Ricardo Cavolo (http://ricardocavolo.com/) where his style demonstrates a unique art awareness, weaving narratives with detailed brush strokes and vibrant colours. From big murals (such as The Change
and WAHACA store both in London), painting an IKEA bedroom from scratch to illustrating books and card decks.
3. Branding & design agency, Design Studio (https://www.wearedesignstudio.com/) are known for their critical thinking strategy combining both beauty and simplicity in design projects such as the new Premier League logo and campaign, Airbnb, Logitech and many more.
4. London-based studio Territory (www.territorystudio.-com) is a creative studio specialising in motion, digital and graphic design while being experts in VFX. With a passion for bringing human depth to near future and science fiction technology, they craft stunning UI concepts that connect technology, entertainment and emotional engagement. They have worked on the motion graphics of blockbuster movies such as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, The Martian and Ghost in The Shell.
5. German design studio Foreal (http://www.weareforeal.com) offering contemporary and unique design to
their work, combining fun, characters and 3D for projects like Wired, Washington Post and advertising
6. London fashion laboratory Studio XO (http:// www.studio-xo.com), the“fashion laboratory” that made
Lady Gaga “fly”. They also created “interactive clothes” for the Black Eyed Peas and the “digital mermaid bra” for Azealia Banks, stage clothes that blink and flash in controlled sequences.
7. Design Carl Addy from the International VFX and creative content studio The Mill (http://www.themill.-
com), an Award winning studio collaborating on VFX, design, digital & immersive projects for the advertising,
gaming & music industries. They have worked on the famous spots for Nike, the music video that won
the internet by the Chemical Brothers’ “Wide Open”, Chevrolet and Audi ads.
8. Multi-disciplinary London-based creative illustrator and designer Gordon Reid (http://middleboop.com/)
aka Middle Boop who has developed a solid reputation,with an international client list that includes the BBC,
Red Bull and American Express. Combining graphical shapes, lines and intense colour defines his playful design
9. London-based designer and artist Daniel Eatock (http://eatock.com) practices “a rational, logical and
pragmatic approach when making work”. His varied portfolio includes the creation of the world’s largest
signed and numbered limited edition artwork and the ongoing design and development of the Big Brother
identity for Channel 4 television.
10. Barcelona based design handcrafted studio Losiento (http://www.losiento.net) known for their unique approach in graphic communication from a tactile and volumetric point of view. Using 3D and hand crafted forms, they have built 4D projects based on a volumetric 3D typeface that can be read from any position.
11. Barcelona graphic designer Marta Cerda Alimbau(http://www.martacerda.com) whose main body of work is focussed on the boundaries between typography and illustration. Marta won the ADC Young Guns and has worked on global projects for brands like ESPN, Diet Coke and Esquire. Her work is recognized by internationally acclaimed organizations such as the Type and Art Director’s Club.
12. UK based motion and digital design studio Future Deluxe (http://futuredeluxe.co.uk) use design, technology
& moving image to produce innovative creative content for clients like Nike, Adidas, Inc Magazine, Philips & Converse. They are representing and creating the official OFFF London Main Titles.
13. Poke London (http://pokelondon.com) a creative company driven by a passion for the endless possibilities
of digital media. Poke has built a rare culture of professionalism and informality, respecting every discipline
and nurturing collaboration across the company.
This amazing line-up is brought together inside the dedicated 1000-seater theatre at Here East, London’s newest creative and technology cluster, on the Olympic Park. Here East sits at the intersection of technology and the arts, and is home to BT Sport, Studio Wayne McGregor, Loughborough University, Plexal,
the Bartlett School of Architectural Engineering and UCL’s Institute of Robotics.
As part of the partnership, alongside curating the speaker line-up, POKE have created the identity and launch campaign for the festival. Taking their inspiration from the ever-changing world we live in, and featuring a striking marriage of precision- technology in typography, and organic natural forms of fluids flowing over the typography. The end result is limitless palette of shapes and swirls.
In partnership with POKE and Here East
With the support of IRLL
29th & 30th of September 2017
Location: Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
10am - 6pm each day
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