Live 2-Day Project

22nd-23rd October: 10am-6pm

2 Dawson Road, The Whisky Bond G4 9SS

2 days of intense productivity, in a large, open-plan, high-energy environment, with the group of participants, all working on the same brief in their own direction and with their own interpretation.

We have a host of leading design studios, on-hand, offering advice and one-to-one creative direction.


Your work will be reviewed and judged by: Grafik Magazine,
Itsnicethat, INT Works and Sarah Boris of Phaidon.

Winners Receive:

  • - Work placement with their mentor design studio
  • - ‘GDFS Best up-and-coming 2014’ Award
  • - Feature on GDFS online platform
  • - GDFS Design Bundle


22nd-26th October: 10am-6pm

2 Dawson Road, The Whisky Bond G4 9SS

The workshops will be centred around; creative processes, conceptual thinking, visual communication and professional practice. We want to offer opportunities to develop creative problem solving skills and challenge ways of thinking through design based projects.

1-Day Workshops

24th October: 10am-6pm

2 Dawson Road, The Whisky Bond G4 9SS

2-Day Workshops

25th-26th October: 10am-6pm

2 Dawson Road, The Whisky Bond G4 9SS

Launch Party

24th October: 7pm-late

21 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4RT

A night of music, drinks and live artwork to mark the launch of Graphic Design Festival Scotland!

  • - Food & Drinks Bar
  • - Complimentary drinks from Innis & Gunn
  • - Live mural painting with Berlin-based collective, 44 Flavours
  • - Showcase of poster designs from across the world - a selection of shortlisted entries to GDFS International Poster Competition 2014.
  • - DJ sets from: Numbers, Tropical, Handpicked, So Weit So Gut and The Dissolving Dancefloor

Talks Night

25th October: 7:00 onwards

2 Dawson Road, The Whisky Bond G4 9SS

We are delighted to offer a series of free, short, informal 15 minute talks from a range of designers and creatives - enjoyed between beers and music.

Music - So Weit So Gut, Tropical, Handpicked, The Dissolving Dancefloor

International Poster Exhibition

25th-27th October: 10am-6pm

21 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4RT

Curated by: Felix Pfaffli, Warriors Studio,
Espace My Monkey/Morgan Fortems and Pierre Vanni.

Posters offer a universal platform for communication and have been utilised for centuries to provoke, promote, celebrate, and stimulate. The exhibition features a showcase and celebration of poster design from across the world and includes a selection of shortlisted entries to GDFS’ International Poster Competition 2014.


22nd - 26th October: 10am-finish

2 Dawson Road, The Whisky Bond G4 9SS

5 days of curated music and live DJ sets from a selection of Glasgow-based record labels and producers; ranging from young, up-and-coming artists through to well established international labels.


Curated by: Tropical

  • - Mark 'Mother' Maxwell
  • - Fergus Clark
  • - Duncan Craig
  • - Vilberto Carlos
  • - Night of the Jaguar


Curated by: Handpicked

  • - Bessa
  • - Cheeky Forty
  • - Forty Winks
  • - Tuner
  • - Tuscan Whale


Curated by: Numbers

  • - Bobby Cleaver
  • - Dirty Larry,
    Wrong Island


Curated by: So Weit So Gut

  • - Jean Hunt
  • - DJ Owl Shaped Wine Vessel
  • - Untitled
  • - Special Guest from the other end of the 44 bus route


Curated by: The Dissolving Dancefloor