Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig
8 – 10 May 2015
Writing systems are one of the most important inventions of mankind. Everyday, we encounter different types of writing and fonts in public spaces, be they on posters or advertising spaces. This year’s Leipziger Typotage [typo days] discuss the extent to which typefaces and public spaces complement each other in the digital age.
Klub7.Behind the Block
29 April – 10 May 2015
The exhibition title of “Behind the Block” refers to a place in the memory – the playground behind the new buildings in Halle-Neustadt or the residential buildings in Berlin – where the artists of Klub 7 met to play back when they were children, and where they sometimes tested out spray cans, too.
Full House: Design by Stefan Diez17.01.2017 – 11.06.2017
Designtransfer, UdK Berlin
28 April – 15 May 2015
Typically masculine? Obviously feminine? According to the old cliché, blue is for boys and pink for girls. The exhibition “Rethink” demonstrates and discusses how ideas of gender in everyday objects can be manifested.
Audimax Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
– 2 July 2015
Projektil is a student initiative at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar that has been offering lectures and workshops by experts in various areas of design since 2007, thus creating space for new ideas and inspiration.
Hamster Hipster Handy
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
25 April – 5 July 2015
Everything has become so much easier in the age of the mobile phone. A mobile is more than just a phone, and living without one is almost unthinkable for many people nowadays. “Under the Spell of the Mobile Phone” is the subtitle of the “Hamster Hipster Handy” exhibition at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt.
Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon-les-Bains
– 31 May 2015
“Alphabrick”, a special exhibition, is currently running in Maison d’Ailleurs, the world’s only museum for science fiction and utopia. The show looks at the extraordinary ways in which some famous science fiction and fantasy worlds develop.
8 – 10 May 2015
Eunique has been held annually since 2009 and is one of the leading shows for applied art and design. This year will see its seventh edition which takes place from 8 to 10 May 2015. The exhibition grounds in Karlsruhe will be displaying unique pieces and limited edition objects from the areas of jewellery, fashion, interiors and outdoor design.
Un peu plus
Hönnunarsafn Íslands, Garðabær
– 31 May 2015
At the heart of the “Un peu plus” exhibition currently showing in Iceland’s Museum of Design and Applied Art (Hönnunarsafn) are drawings and sketches by Helga Björnsson, the fashion and costume designer. Björnsson lived for years at the heart of haute couture in Paris when she was working for the fashion designer, Louis Féraud.
form N° 259. Land of Design Israel
What role does design play in a country that barely possesses any raw materials, where religion influences daily life, a country characterised by different writing systems and which has found itself in a state of constant political turmoil since being founded almost 70 years ago? We are looking at this question as we focus on this country in our latest issue entitled “Land of Design Israel”.
Mapping Festival 2015
7 – 17 May 2015
Last year, the Mapping Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary. The eleventh edition this year will offer audio-visual live performances, installations, workshops and architectural projections.
8 – 19 May 2015
The official design festival of New York City, NYC x Design, will be taking place once again in May. The world metropolis will be hosting the event for the third time where the focus is on everything to do with design. Lots of events are planned to run in parallel, taking place in conference centres, galleries, design academies and public parks.
All of This Belongs to You
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
– 19 July 2015
The influence of politics on our daily lives is indisputable. Based on this premise, the Victoria and Albert Museum is examining the role of public institutions in the exhibition “All of This Belongs to You” through a variety of objects and works.
Pick Me Up 2015
Somerset House, London
23 April – 4 May 2015
The London visual arts festival, Pick Me Up, returns to Somerset House for its sixth year bringing the latest in illustration and graphic design for twelve days.
In 80 Dingen um die Welt.
Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt
– 30 August 2015
The Museum für Kommunikation in Frankfurt is currently holding the exhibition “In 80 Dingen um die Welt. Der Jules-Verne-Code” [Around the World in 80 Objects. The Jules Verne Code] inviting visitors to take a voyage of exploration through time. The exhibition displays objects reflecting the history of globalisation.
Werkschau für Grafisches und Illustratives
Alte Bankzentrale, Vienna
24 – 25 April 2015
The Werkschau für Grafisches und Illustratives has established itself as an important platform for exchange between designers and the creative industry. Once a year, designers have the opportunity to present their work to the interested public.
Submission deadline: 24 April 2015
Design Promoviert is a working group of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) that offers regular colloquia on doctorates in the field of design in association with the Design Research Network.
Everything is Design
Museum of the City of New York
– 19 July 2015
The Museum of the City of New York is dedicating this all-encompassing exhibition to one of its sons, the graphic designer, Paul Rand (1914 – 1996). The title of the show is “Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand”. In addition to showing the beginnings of his career, many of his works from advertisements, corporate brochures, book design will be featured as will his work as an author.
Tÿpo St. Gallen 2015
Schule für Gestaltung St. Gallen
18 – 20 September 2015
The title of the symposium makes it clear that typography is the main theme of Tÿpo St. Gallen that takes place every two years. The Schule für Gestaltung St. Gallen is once again inviting leading specialist speakers to tackle the theme of Tempo from 18 - 20 September.
International Games Week Berlin
21 – 26 April 2015
After last year’s successful launch, International Games Week Berlin is approaching its second edition. Once again, everything will revolve around computer games in Germany’s capital city from 21 to 26 April.
Student Design & Engineering Award 2015
Submission deadline: 30 April 2015
Rapid.Tech, the specialist trade fair for generative manufacturing technologies, presents the Student Design and Engineering Award annually allowing creative people to implement innovative ideas from their preliminary stages to production. This year is the ninth time the prize will be awarded.
18 April 2015
The see-Conference is one of the biggest design conferences in Germany and is celebrating its 10th anniversary on 18 April 2015. Once again, as part of the conference, current trends for visualising information will be presented.
29 April – 3 May 2015
Following last year’s celebrations of the event’s first decade, this spring sees the eleventh edition of Pictoplasma, the world’s largest event for contemporary character design in animation and illustration. The conference and the festival take place at locations throughout Berlin.
Irish Design 2015
Increasingly, design is an important factor for the economy and society. And this is why the Irish government has launched an initiative to support and disseminate the design created by its country with a number of events throughout 2015.
9 – 17 April 2015
The Vienna Sound Frame Festival has been involved with audio-visual forms of expression in a context of art and culture since 2007. At the forefront of this year’s event is the “Live” moment which intends to showcase the special features of audio-visual live performance.
10 June 2015
In the age of cross-media marketing, corporate identity (CI) is an essential component of image as it is the company or brand name’s public face that (ideally) makes it unmistakable. This year’s CXI conference will once again illuminate the topic of corporate identity from various angles.
Design and Responsibility
Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, Dresden
16 – 17 April 2015
Over the past 50 years, the role of the designer has changed significantly. For this reason, at its 39th conference the Allianz of German Designers (AGD) is discussing the question of the responsibility today’s designer has to assume in the concept chain.
Submission deadline: 30 April 2015
The Braun Prize is one of the most renowned international competitions for product design. Every three years since 1968, the design prize has been awarded to the best product ideas.
London Original Print Fair 2015
Royal Academy of Arts, London
23 – 26 April 2015
London Original Print Fair (LOPF) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion is launching an exhibition in the galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts in the heart of London. Thirty prints will be presented that are considered to be the main attractions of the royal collection.
Museum der Dinge, Berlin
11 April - 5 July 2015
Ephemeral advertising is seen in passing and is a suitable method of directing customers in the way advertisers wish them to go. The Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge is displaying ephemeral advertising artworks dating from 1910 to the present and brings them together in a structured overview in the “Ephemera” exhibition.
Fashioning the Body:
An Intimate History of the Silhouette
BGC Gallery, New York
3 April – 26 July 2015
For centuries, women - sometimes men too - have accentuated their bodies using corsets in order to conform to their ideals of beauty. The Bard Graduate Center in New York is now focusing on this topic and will present numerous corsets in its exhibition “Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette”.
– 24 May 2015
Hans Christiansen was one of the most important craftsmen and painters of the German art nouveau period. To honour the wide variety of his work, the Bröhan-Museum is now holding a comprehensive retrospective exhibition “Hans Christiansen – a retrospective”.
Jetzt noch mehr Inhalt!
Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
- 7 June 2015
The Berlin-based artist Stephanie Senge brings the supermarket into the museum with her new exhibition “Jetzt noch mehr Inhalt! Stephanie Senges Konsumkonstruktivismus”. She would like her work, that revolves around the presentation of value packaging, to encourage people to be “strong consumers” who know how to appreciate things.
Parts of a Unity
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden
– 21 June 2015
The Museum of Decorative Arts (Kunstgewerbemuseum) in Dresden has over 55,000 objects listed in its collection. The exhibition “Parts of a Unity” displays small fragments of the entire inventory, and focuses on the relationship between a unity and its individual parts. There is a unique story behind every piece.
Fonts of the Future
16–17 April 2015
When they were first introduced, sans serif fonts sparked heated discussions, and were decried as cheap-looking and characterless. However, they became popular in the post-war period, and their success has continued unabated to this day. The Hochschule Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum are devoting a symposium to these typefaces in April.
Dutch Design Awards 2015
Application deadline: 7 April 2015
Since 2003 Dutch design in all its forms has been celebrated with the Dutch Design Award (DDA), as part of Dutch Design Week. Every year the country’s latest design developments are showcased here. Dutch designers are now being asked to submit their entries for the competition.
Design from the Country of the Potato Eaters
Het Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
– 26 April 2015
The exhibition “Design from the Country of the Potato Eaters” is one of many events to be held as part of Van Gogh Year 2015, dedicated to the artist Vincent van Gogh. Up to 85 design objects and products made in Brabant by designers inspired by van Gogh’s work are displayed in the exhibition.
What Design Can Do 2015
21 – 22 May 2015
The annual international design conference What Design Can Do (WDCD) will celebrate its 5th anniversary at this year’s event. Once again, the focus is on interesting talks by designers from all over the world.
DMY International Design Festival 2015
11–14 June 2015
The DMY International Design Festival will take place for the 13th time this year, once again offering an international platform for contemporary product design. This year it has a new venue, the Kraftwerk Berlin, and the New Talent Competition will be awarded for the first time.