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Graphic Design Festival Scotland, 20-26 October, 2017

GDFS, 20-26 Oct, 2017



A ticket to suit everyone.
Attend for 1 day or the full week.

Individual Tickets

You can attend all GDFS events individually.
If you need more info on any of the events, please check out the programme.

Full Festival Passes and Weekend Passes are no longer available as some events are now sold out.

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Friday 20th October 2017 / 11am-5pm

Get inspired with insightful talks and discussion with Pentagram, Wolff Olins, Supermundane, Spin and Studio Dumbar.

Before 31st July
Ticket: £40
Student ticket: £30

After 31st July
Ticket: £60
Student ticket: £40

Launch Night

Friday 20th October 2017 / 6.30pm-10.30pm

Join us for an evening of music, drinks and celebration to launch Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2017 and the opening of our International Poster Exhibition.

Ticket: Free

After Party x 12th Isle & 3Peace

Friday 20th October / 10pm-3am

After enjoying this year’s Launch Night in the Lighthouse (6.30pm-10.30pm), head over to Stereo to continue the party with 12th Isle and a live performance from 3Peace!

Ticket: £6

2-day Workshop

Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd October / 10am-6pm

Expand your abilities in an industry-led 2-day workshop with Supermundane, Spin, Wolff Olins, MTV, Radim Pesko, Studio Dumbar or Graphic Thought Facility.

Ticket: £130

Pentagram Q&A

Saturday 21st October 2017 / 7.00pm-10pm

We invite you to an open discussion with Pentagram Partner Harry Pearce.

Ticket: £40

1-day Workshop (A)

Monday 23rd October / 10am-6pm

Develop new skills in 1-day workshops led by Ciaran Glöbel, Codebase, Jane Stockdale, Tangent, Grafik and DR.ME 

Ticket: £65

1-day Workshop (B)

Tuesday 24th October / 10am-6pm

Extend your practice in industry-led workshops with Hungry Sandwich Club, Recoat, Anthony Burrill, Touch, Nobrow Press and A Day Out.

Ticket: £65


Monday 23rd October / 7.00pm-9.30pm

Sit back and enjoy a curated selection of short films by artists, designers and film makers from across the world.

Ticket: £10


Wednesday 25th October 2017 / 7.00pm-9.30pm

Explore the importance of networking and collaboration with It’s Nice That founder Will Hudson & notorious artist, illustrator and hate-mailer Mr Bingo.

Ticket: £15

Live Project (Student + Recent Graduate)

Wednesday 25th-Thursday 26th October 2017

Work on a creative design-led brief over 2 days with mentorship from some of Scotland’s top creative practices and the opportunity to present to internationally renowned jury and bag GDFS Emerging Designer Award.

Ticket: £65


Weekdays between 2nd-21st November / 2pm-4.30pm

Take part in a poster design workshop and guided tour of the International Poster Exhibition. MAKE A STATEMENT is supported by Creative Scotland.

Ticket: Free