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Graphic Design Festival Scotland, 20-26 October, 2017

GDFS, 20-26 Oct, 2017


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SHORTS Film Fest


We launched SHORTS at GDFS 16 in collaboration with Pretend Lovers to provide a platform to showcase design-related short films within a wider programme of shorts by artists, designers and film makers from around the world.

The films shown were a curated selection of open-call submissions, received between 16.06.16 and 10.09.16. We placed no restrictions around theme or subject and all films under 16 minutes were considered.

After receiving 2300+ entries, we had an impressive choice from 96 countries to work with. We managed to refine a final list of 16 films totalling just over 79 minutes; an eclectic mix of narrative, animation and documentary.

We hope to see you at SHORTS 2017!

You can submit your film for SHORTS 2017 here:

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International Poster Competition 2017 Winners


We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 International Poster Competition. In 3rd place: Robert Radziejewski Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2017 (Germany) “The sun is the symbol for summer. It directly speaks to the observer and provides all important information on the university’s offered courses. It’s puerile appearance aims to take away the seriousness of the […]

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Failing Hard, Visual Merchandising, Custom Typography, Illustration, Photography, Art Direction, Branding and a Battle Between the Digital and Archaic.


Designers from across the world came together for 2 days of productivity and experimentation in our 2-day workshops. Here’s the lowdown: James Greenfield and Jowey Roden of London-based Koto led their team through a recent rebrand for a major client, giving insight into Koto’s creative process and the thinking behind their work. Find out more about the workshop here. Urban Outfitter’s […]

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