Back at my hometown the annual design festival SOFIA DESIGN WEEK began yesterday. It’s an event that transforms more than 50 locations all over the downtown with various exhibitions, workshops, installations, etc.
Day 1 for me involved visiting A Place for Posters - an exhibition by young graphic designers and their contextual posters, made exclusively for a certain place in the city and photographed there.
Next was a magical place called Fabrica 126, which used to be a factory. The workshop there was: PUMA CREATIVE FACTORY - LOVE THY PLANET, where visitors can print their own t-shirts all made of organic materials.
HIP HIP atelier as they state on their website is: a contemporary art space and workshop where forward thinking and creative individuals can develop their ideas into projects and display the final outcome in the form of exhibition, installation, performance and multimedia.
It is a place I will definitely give a second visit, because they have a great collection of prints and zines.
Last but not least was the garden of LUMAGI’S HOUSE:
Day 2 of Sofia Design week was more about interior design.
The first exhibition I visited was by the Belgian design company Extremis and was called 365 days of Summer. It showcased future classics from the interior design area with very nice and clear shapes.
A:part:mental is a very interesting artistic place. It was hard to tell what exactly was part of the exhibition because it’s so colourful and full of weird objects:
Next were Genevieve Gauckler’s cool illustrations. Her clients include Yves Saint Laurent, Renault, Bourjois, Coca-Cola, Skype, PlayStation, Orange, o2 Germany, Adobe. You can check out her portfolio here:
The highlight of the day was definitely an exhibition about the Cyrillic alphabet: http://www.alphapretation.bg/#start