WHY Graphic Design Festival

Calling all graphic designers, illustrators, typographers, visual communication professionals and design students! On November 10 and 11, don’t miss two action-packed days of design-focused workshops, talks, screenings and portfolio reviews (and more) at the second edition of the WHY Graphic Design Festival, founded by Nvard Yerkanyan and Laura Ottina, and hosted by our friends over at The Student Hotel and TSH Collab. Everything but the workshops are free to attend, BUT if you mention CPiF while booking your workshop spot, you will get a 20% discount! Woohoo!

To learn more about the festival or book your spot in a workshop, contact info@whyfestival.com. To find details and descriptions of the events and workshops, follow this link. Scroll on for the complete schedule.

10:30 – 11:00 Meeting participants, introduction
11:00 – 19:30 Design Market
11-13 – 14-16 Workshop1 – Laura Moretti (Designer and Professor in Visual Communication, Florence) – Paper cutting and folding
11-13 – 14-16 Workshop2 – Giulia Seri – Il Bisonte (Printing school, Florence) – Linocut: from tradition to contemporary illustration.
14:00 – 19:00 Screenings – Design film fest
16:00 – 17:00 Talks – Illo.tv (Design studio, Turin) – Tiny Characters & Big Data: Our Work for Airbnb; Laura Moretti (Designer and Professor in Visual Communication) – AIAP Women in Design contest
17:15 – 18:15 Masterclass – Federigo Gabellieri (Art Director, GQ) – Image makers: art director and creatives
18:30 – 19:30 Lecture – Fabio Guida (Designer, architect and activist, Turin) – Creativity as a system
19:30 – 21:30 Aperitivo with DJ set at Bike Cafe
11:00 – 19:00 Design Market
11-13 – 14-16 Workshop3 – Giulia Ursenna Dorati (Graphic artist & type designer, Florence) – Monogram design: Oh My Lettering!
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop4 – Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (Art director & type designer, Florence) – Type design: Go font yourself!
11:00 – 13:00 Portfolio Review & Student Showcase
14:00 – 19:00 Screenings – Design film fest
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop5 – Sofia Buti, Elisa Basilissi (Graphic designers, Florence) – Bind your self production
15:00 – 16:00 Panel discussion – Print & the city
16:00 – 17:00 Lecture – Nazanin Rastan (Illustrator, Tehran, Iran) – VR: The future of illustration
17:00 – 18:00 Talks – Armine Shahbazyan (Illustrator, Yerevan, Armenia) – Illustration series; Sara Gironi Carnevale (Illustrator, Naples) – Editorial illustration; Elisa Basilissi (Graphic Designer, Florence) – Calimaia graphic collective
18:00 Closing of the festival

+ (hours to be defined): Lettering demonstration by Giuseppe Tangaro & Luciano Quaranta, drawing session with teachers from The Sign, free workshop by Moleskine

The Student Hotel and TSH Collab
Viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70, Firenze

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