Picto Go-Go

Excitement is building for Pictoplasma 2018, the Berlin-based festival dedicated to exploring the world of visual culture and character design, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away...

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Pictoplasma 2018 is just around the corner, and this year’s festival and conference promises to unleash a riot of colour, character and creativity upon Berlin with its extensive programme of exhibitions, events, lectures and discussions. Now in its fourteenth year, the annual festival brings together a diverse mix of artists, illustrators, filmmakers and designers to share ideas, exchange strategies, spark collaborations and showcase the very best of character art and design that the world has to offer – and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky Grafik reader.

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This year, under the banner of the ‘Face Machine’, the festival sets out to explore the limits of facial recognition, encouraging visitors to question their understanding of the essential components of a face through exhibits of work that plays with abstraction, reduction, minimalism, deformation and disguise. The Pictoplasma Conference line-up of artist speakers includes Alex Norris, Cachetejack, Charlotte Mei, Jim Stoten, Edel Rodriguez, Rilla Alexander and many more besides, all sharing the stories behind their work; as part of the broader Pictoplasma Festival, a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, screenings, art walks and demos will also held all over Berlin, to offer a dynamic and thought-provoking counterpoint to the events within the central conference.

Pictoplasma 2018 runs from 2-6 May 2018 in Berlin – Babylon am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz is the central venue, but there are exhibitions and events on offer across the city. The Pictoplasma team have very generously provided us with a pair of tickets to the conference to give away, so to be in with a chance of winning, send an email to giveaway@grafik.net with Pictoplasma 2018 in the subject box, telling us the year in which the Pictoplasma project was founded. The deadline is Thursday 28 March, and you might just find the answer here.


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© Jim Stoten

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© James Curran

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© Charlotte Mei

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© Encyclopedia Pictura

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© Edel Rodriguez