If you’re thinking of booking a ticket to attend Dublin’s OFFSET festival next month to hear speakers such as Bob Gill, Sarah Illenberger, Kate Moross, and Vaughan Oliver, then you’ve only got until midnight tomorrow (Friday) to take advantage of their ‘early bird’ ticket prices…
In addition to the speakers announced in December last year, Iain Tait of Google Creative Labs and Brooklyn-based street artist duo Faile (some of their work, shown above) have been added to the lineup with Natasha Jen from Pentagram NYC set to take the place of Marina Willer who can no longer attend. Check out the impressive line up of main stage speakers here.
Here at CR we’ve also managed to glean some info about what will be happening in the conference’s ever-busy second room – highlights include Adrian Shaughnessy in conversation with British graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, Steven Heller interviewing Bob Gill, and illustrator and artist Oliver Jeffers (above) discussing his work.
We’ve also heard that OFFSET is bringing London-burger blogger Burgerac to Dublin to host a special OFFSET edition of The Burgermat Show exhibition (artwork by Andy Rementer, shown above) in a Dublin burger joint on the Wednesday before the conference kicks off. More info here.
Here’s a film documenting last year’s OFFSET, designed to give OFFSET newbies an idea of what to expect:
Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.ie or in person from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (pictured above) box office.
Early bird tickets available up to 11.58pm, Friday March 8 (tomorrow) are €165.
Student tickets are €120.
Standard tickets are €195.
All types of ticket are subject to a group rate of six tickets for the price of five.
CR in print
The March issue of CR magazine celebrates 150 years of the London Underground. In it we introduce a new book by Mark Ovenden, which is the first study of all aspects of the tube’s design evolution; we ask Harry Beck authority, Ken Garland, what he makes of a new tube map concept by Mark Noad; we investigate the enduring appeal of Edward Johnston’s eponymous typeface; Michael Evamy reports on the design story of world-famous roundel; we look at the London Transport Museum’s new exhibition of 150 key posters from its archive; we explore the rich history of platform art, and also the Underground’s communications and advertising, past and present. Plus, we talk to London Transport Museum’s head of trading about TfL’s approach to brand licensing and merchandising. In Crit, Rick Poynor reviews Branding Terror, a book about terrorist logos, while Paul Belford looks at how a 1980 ad managed to do away with everything bar a product demo. Finally, Daniel Benneworth-Grey reflects on the merits on working home alone. Buy your copy here.
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