POST is a design festival focusing on the working life of the visual communicator and the ethics of design.
POST deals with issues beyond the development of client contacts and stylistic approaches.
POST will bring designers, illustrators, image makers and academics of all kinds to Copenhagen from all over the world for talks, debates and workshops from 17–20 AUGUST 2016
Design practice can profoundly affect the quality and rhetoric of the visual future. However, illustrators and graphic designers of all kinds work in a highly politicised environment and as a result are struggling to put their principles first. They must make daily decisions about which clients to work for, where to present their works, what fees to charge, whether to work pro-bono and if to use interns’ subsidised labour to expand output. All these pressing real-world concerns are obscuring design’s greatest mission – to create a better world.
POST presents talks, debates and workshops with some of the most progressive voices in the industry today in order to facilitate this powerful conversation. Speakers will explore the personal and political aspects of their work, debates will tease out the realities of personal and commercial practice and workshops will allow participants to explore new approaches to creation and communication. By bringing people together POST will create an environment of encouragement and inspiration for students, practitioners and educators. Join us!