A showcase that presents the visual design language of music and cultural festivals around the world.
I have previously presented some showcases where advertising posters from music festival had the front row. And lets not forget the interview I did with Gregor Žakelj from VBG about the Croatia Music Festivals branding project.
The problem with them is that they where just teasing and would make you ask more questions: why those lines? why these colors? how does everything fit together ? you know, questions that only a designer would ask.
With this in mind I decided to search for some of those “more visual pleasing” projects that targeted a music festival or other cultural event. But to be blunt, I went in for the diversity and the personality of each design. As when you put them all together, you start to see each detail and appreciate them as they should.
Ahmad Tea Music Festival 2013
Ahmad Tea Music Festival is an annual British music festival held in the beginning of July. Besides British music and tea, this event serves as the new cultural space embodying the British spirit of freedom and joy right in the center of Moscow, in the Hermitage garden.
One of the Festival’s symbols is a starling song-bird, and the main graphics idea is to combine different well-known British symbols providing them with a modern touch. Core style elements are large accident fonts, artistic illustrations and simple geometric ornament.
You can find out more about Ahmad Tea Music Festival here.
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2011
With a lineup of artists hitting almost every music genre possible, it’s hard to believe they call it the “Jazz Fest”. For their 25th anniversary, we set out to reinvent and redesign the festival by moving them in a more energetic direction; one that was paired tighter with sound and experience. Rich, and filled to the edge with a bold clash of typographic details, pattern and color, this year’s materials embraced a spontaneity and energy unlike any year before.
For more information on Saskatchewan Jazz Festival have a look here.
23. Jewish Culture Festival
The Krakow Jewish Culture Festival is an international cultural event with a tradition dating back over 20 years. However, in recent times, the Festival had started to struggle with its identity, at both visual and socio-cultural levels. Organizers felt the event was becoming somewhat stagnant and antiquated. And so, in an attempt to communicate Jewish culture as being something more than just mere Klezmer music, the organizing committee engaged Cracow-based agency Studio Otwarte to help refresh the event.
To find out more about the 23th Jewish Festival, have a look at the project right over here.
Outlook Festival 2013
Outlook Festival is Europe’s leading sound system and bass music culture festival, held every year in the Croatian town of Pula. Collateral designed included printed and online advertising, billboards, posters, flyers and branding of Outlook’s social media networks.
You can find more information on the 2013 Outlook Festival branding right here.
Pistoia is a small town near Florence, Italy, worldwide famous for the production of ornamental plants and trees.
PUF, meaning Pistoia Underground Festival, is a bran new festival about music, art and culture, at its second edition. That’s why the image of the festival is based on a plant pattern.
The mission was to communicate that something new is in town, something fresh growing from the head of some Pistoia guys. The technical form-style layout, reflects the intention to certify the birth of this event.
For more information on the PUF Festival, have a look here.
Musiques Volantes #19
Communication for a music festival organized in Metz. A bold and vibrating concept, which is using the flag as a main theme, is applied to different media for maximum impact.
For more information on Musiques Volantes nr.19 Festival have a look here.
Mikser Festival 2012
In 2012, Mikser, the biggest regional festival of creativity, was relocated from the industrial setting of Žitomlin production facility to one of the oldest neighborhoods in Belgrade – Savamala.
This marked a change in the program structure, the festival now being scattered over a number of locations, instead of just one.
The festival identity was designed to reflect the overall transformation of Mikser, both in terms of location and program.
Relying to a certain extent on improvisation, a quality inherent to the festival, we made over 100 different visuals that were varied within a unique layout, generating the identity that matched the dynamics of the festival.
Find out more about the 2012 Miser Festival visuals right over here.
Coup de cœur francophone 2015
For nearly 30 years, Coup de coeur francophone festival sustains francophone music from coast to coast. The event is presented every November in Montreal and nearly 35 Canadian cities. It brings together national and international artists are part of a program primarily focused on the emergence, boldness and creativity.
Find out more about the Coup de coeur franchophone from right here.
Noite Branca Braga 2015
Noite Branca of Braga is an annual cultural initiative held in Braga, Portugal. Organised by the city hall to celebrate the city, promote its infrastructures and invite all quadrants of the community to participate in the many activities that take place. In 2015, from September 11 to 13, Braga offered the biggest and most ambitious Noite Branca that ever took place in Europe. The event drove many thousands of people to the northern Portuguese town, with more than one event per hour, free of charge, in a weekend of culture, music, entertainment and urban experience, designed for all ages and all tastes. The branding and design had to reply to the plurality of the event and provide clear and functional maps, programs and timetables for the many thousands who transited through the various venues.
Find out more about the 2015 Noite Branca Braga Festival from right here.