The 2014 edition of Dublin’s OFFSET festival still has early bird tickets available – until March 1. With an impressive line-up of speakers this year, the long weekend of March 21-23 promises to be a memorable one…
OFFSET has become one of the most well-regarded creative events around – not bad for an organisation which launched only four years ago. That it now pulls in a wide range of big names from the creative industries (see below), as well as looking after some 2,000 delegates, says something of how its reputation has grown.
Jessica Walsh, Partner @ Sagmeister & Walsh Designer, Art Director / USA
Put simply, say OFFSET,the three days are a chance to construct “a weekend of presentations, interviews, panel discussions and debates with the very best of Irish and international designers, animators, illustrators, advertisers, artists, photographers and more live on stage.”
Highlights this year include illustrators Sarah Mazzetti, Jon Burgerman and Mike Perry; artists Marian Bantjes and Geneviève Gauckler; designers Jessica Walsh, Marina Willer, Tom Hingston and Neville Brody; agencies Mother London and W+K Amsterdam; animation studios Brownbag and Golden Wolf; and Bloomberg Businesweek’s creative direcror, Richard Turley. Legendary graphic design Milton Glaser will also be appearing in a special filmed interview.
Marina Willer, Partner @ Pentagram London, Graphic Designer / UK
There will also be a week-long series of screenings and exhibitions held across the city – more details of those here.
The full list of speakers for this year’s event is below, with links to their OFFSET biographies. Early bird tickets are €165 (with a reduction for group bookings of six or more), and will be available until March 1 from iloveoffset.com. Thereafter, tickets are €180 each.
CR will also be reporting from the event over the three days.
Richard Mosse, Photographer / Ireland