Artists: Władysław Pluta (PL), Ed Fella (USA), David Crowley (UK) Jacek Mrowczyk (PL) Martin Majoor (NL), AntonKoovit (EST), Barbara Wais (A), Marcel Bencik (SK) and many others.
The second edition of PLASTER Festival presents typography and poster design as the fields of art that are most up-to-date in terms of modern technology and that keep breaking stereotypes; at the same time, they also refer strongly to some permanent values of traditional design.
The Festival aims to put a special emphasis on the importance of graphic design in the process of creating contemporary visual culture. There’s no definition explaining what is good, contemporary design – PLASTER Festival offers the possibility to get to know the philosophy and aesthetics behind current graphic design.
PLASTER combines two different terms: PLAKAT(polish ‚poster’) nad English POSTER. PLASTER also stands for ‚sticking plaster’ that we apply and remove after some time – it’s temporary and immediate, just like a poster. The festival is supposed to deny its temporality. Poster design is based on symbiosys of illustration and typography – therefore the PLASTER Festival features not only exhibitions and lectures, but also practical workshops aiming to broaden the perception of classical typography.
During the Festival, CoCA will present a selection of the most original and up-to-date projects by contemporary designers. The festival features practical workshops held by acknowledged european artists and exhibitions by well known designers, such as Martin Majoor (NL), Wladyslaw Pluta (PL) and Ed Fella (US).
One of the events accompanying the shows is the international conference dedicated to abolishing myths in graphic design. It features European artists and theoreticians, such as David Crowley, Przemysław Dębowski, Marcin Giżycki, Martin Majoor, Agata Szydłowska, Jacek Mrowczyk, Ewa Satalecka, Andrzej Szczerski and many more. Apart from the lectures and pannel discussions, the public will also have an opportunity to assist a multimedia concert and movie shows.