Join us for a series of insightful talks and discussion with six international creative industry leaders.
Angus Hyland studied information design at the London College of Printing and graphic art and design at the Royal College of Art. After running his own successful studio in Soho for ten years, he became a partner in Pentagram’s London offices in 1998. He has been named one of the UK’s top ten graphic designers by The Independent, and has received over a hundred creative awards, including five D&AD silver awards.
Emmanuel Rey & Maxime Plescia-Buchi
Swiss Typefaces are a type design company known for their innovative views, creative approach and high quality typefaces. They create and distribute typefaces, based in Vevey, Switzerland on the shores of the Swiss Riviera and gained international success using their unique design skills and particular aesthetic. Speaking on behalf of Swiss Typefaces is Emmanuel Rey and Maxime Büchi who are managing partners.
Stefan Sagmeister is a renowned Austrian-born US-based contemporary graphic designer and typographer. He is the co-founder of the famous design firm, Sagmeister & Walsh, which he established in partnership with Jessica Walsh. His intriguing and provocative designs redefined the status of graphic designers. Some of his notable designs are showcased on the album covers of The Rolling Stones, Pat Metheny, David Byrne, and OK Go.
Kelly Anna is a freelance Artist and Print designer who is fast making waves in the art world with her bold & confident figurative works. Her work stands out thanks to its empowering messages — implicit in style, and explicit in the recognisably witty scrawlings. Whilst working in Print over the last few years, Kelly Anna has had some incredible names wear her prints, ranging from Beyonce, Cara Delevingne, Foals, London Grammar and more.
Eike König is a world renowned graphic designer and founder/director of the leading Berlin-based creative studio HORT – who focus on art direction, branding, graphic design, illustration, lectures and workshops. HORT works with institutions such as Arte, Bauhaus Dessau, Bergen Assembly and Tanzplattform Deutschland, as well as brands like Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Nike, The New York Times and Universal Music.
VICE was launched in 1994 as a ‘punk zine’ and has since expanded into a leading global youth media company with bureaus in over 30 countries. VICE operates the world’s original online video destination, VICE.COM, an international network of digital channels, a TV production studio, a magazine, a record label, an in-house creative agency and a book-publishing division. Speaking on behalf of VICE is designer and art worker, Ieva Blaževičiūtė.
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TopForm is an all-day conference and panel discussion hosted at Graphic Design Festival Scotland (GDFS). The festival takes place between the 22nd – 26th of November.
Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and speciality substrates for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands including Mohawk Superfine, Strathmore, Inxwell, and proprietary i-Tone for digital presses are sold in over 60 countries around the world. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialities and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at mohawkconnects.com.
Foilco was established in 1987 by David Hornby. David is still actively involved in the business as CEO. Realising the need for a service driven foil supplier with an extensive range, the Directors of Foilco brought together their experience and knowledge in ink technology and packaging sectors with a strong emphasis on quick supply, product range, technical backup and support.
These philosophies have stayed true and have become ever more important as the company has progressed and grown
We believe that reports of print’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Paper is a timelessly accessible and versatile medium and we believe in the power of newspapers to tell stories, in a way that’s tactile and human.
We aim to bring the tradition of newsprint into the digital age and take it forward, by giving people the tools to turn whatever they want into newsprint – quickly and easily. We offer free layout software, flexible printing options, 24/7 online ordering, and fast, friendly service.
We’ve printed more than 12 million newspapers for thousands of customers all over the world.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen, and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
They enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping develop great ideas and bring them to life.
G . F Smith is the world’s most respected and remarkable fine paper company, obsessed with the simple beauty and limitless possibilities of paper.
G . F Smith believes that paper remains a profoundly important and valuable material for the twenty-first century, as relevant today as it was when the company was founded in 1885. G . F Smith are custodians of a remarkable legacy: 130 years making and curating the world’s finest, most distinctive and innovative papers available. They work in partnership with brands, creatives, designers, and specialists providing the foundation for those that seek to create. They believe that people are and will always remain the fabric of G . F Smith and have built a team of passionate and loyal paper experts in a thriving independent British company.
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