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Graphic Design Festival Scotland, 20-26 October, 2017

GDFS, 20-26 Oct, 2017


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International Poster Competition 2015 Winners


We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who entered and a warm congratulations to all of those who were shortlisted and exhibited within the top 100. The International Poster Competition took place between June–August 2015, receiving 3432 entries from 83 countries, so making the final shortlist is a fantastic achievement. Judges include Tony Brook of Spin (London), Erich Brechbühl/Mixer of Weltformat (Switzerland), Adrian Shaughnessy of Unit Editions (London) and Warriors Studio (Scotland).
We are now delighted to reveal the three winners:




1st: Atelier mit Meerblick with 451°F – Patrick Thomas
451°F is title of the exhibition and also the temperature where paper starts burning. The type is physically burned into the paper. Each poster is a unique piece and announces the exhibition of Patrick Thomas.



2nd: Steffen Knöll (Steffen Knoell) with Greece’s new ownership
Political poster to remind people that all of Greece’s problems are caused by banks which now own Greece.



web-Simultanhalle_2014-Lisa_Pommerenke-Simon_Roth-Web_3000px3rd: Lisa Pommerenke / Simon Roth with Simultenhalle
Year poster for the exhibition space Simultanhalle in Cologne.

You can see the 100 shortlisted posters in Gallery 4 at The Lighthouse Glasgow until November 12th, open 10am–5pm, Monday–Sunday.

For those of you interested in the judging criteria, please see:

GDFS Int Poster Comp 2015 Judging Criteria

Liv Siddall gives the lowdown at the 1-Day workshops


Podcast #1: An insight into what went on at GDFS’ 1-day workshops, Liv Siddall speaks to: Dominic Kesterton – Workhorse Press (workshop leader) Paul Scharf – GF Smith (sponsor) Victoria Donnelly and Lisa Henderson – GDFS team Vicky Kerr – STV Creative (workshop leader) Amy Whiten – Recoat (workshop leader) Beth Wilson – GDFS co-founder Campbell – participant in the CodeBase workshop […]

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How do you define your practice?


Off Grid exhibition private view in South Block, Glasgow. An exhibition of artists, designers, makers and communicators working on the border of multiple disciplines, questioning the definition of each of their specialisms, and share a graphic thread, running through their work.   Those exhibited have a close tie to, or relationship with graphic design practice, […]

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