Apr 24, 2017
We've shared a preview of OFFF Barcelona a couple weeks ago on Abduzeedo, 3 days conferences, workshops and performances that happened on April 6-8. We luckily had one of our friends who went to OFFF for us while she was travelling across Europe. Let's take a look at this lovely wrap-up by Hope Little where she sharing her notes and also her pictures as well. You should definitely check out her Instagram for the latest of her work/photography.
OFFF is primarily a community for everyone that is related to design like designers, thinkers, developers, professionals, students and more. OFFF have seen artists such as Joshua Davis, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Neville Brody, Kyle Cooper, The Mill and a lot more. It takes place annually in Barcelona for a three-day journey of conferences, workshops and performances. You can also catch OFFF when they tour around the world for the rest of the year.
Kicking-off the conference was multi-disciplinary, Outro a design studio based out of Barcelona, Spain. Doing everything from identity, illustration + animation to film and most recently; OFFF Barcelona 2017 branding campaign and book design. Outro created a visually stunning, sensorial experience not just for your eyes but for you to hear, taste, touch and smell.
We don’t have to specialize in one thing when we can do everything
Adam J. Kurtz
NYC based designer, mixed media artist and recent author of 1 Page at a Time and Pick Me Up. Adam Kurtz gave us the inside scoop on ‘doing it yourself, and seeing how it goes’, how kickstarter can actually kickstart your projects and that anyone can do it, if he can.
If i could leave you with any piece of advice today, it would be that fuck... If i can do it, you can fucking do it too.
Creators Thomas Weil & Quentin Weisbuch of Graphic Design & Art Direction studio, Furious covered the in’s and out’s behind the delicious project, Fat & Furious Burger that helped kick start their careers. Along with covering some of their other projects that center around design, culture, architecture and of course food.
We believe less is more.
Leta Sobierajski & Wade Jeffree
Dynamic Duo, Leta Sobierajski & Wade Jeffree gave us the juicy details about the natural fruition of The Complements Project. From their love life to their sex life, Sobierajski & Jeffree give their insights on how they made a personal relationship into a healthy working relationship, and how passion projects can pave the way into real client work.
Making is a part of thinking and feeling
Luke Choice, a.k.a Velvet Spectrum is a creative Studio focused on 3D design, type, and animation. Originally from Australia, Choice is now currently designing out of Los Angeles, CA. Luke talked us through the evolution of his past and present projects, inspiring collaborations with other artists and what’s next to come.
... it’s so much easier and much more fun to make balls bounce on real stairs… that should be a quote
...and in the words of the Great Shia Labeouf — … just do it. Make your dreams come true!
Gary Baseman, self proclaimed pervasive artist tells the story of his influential family heritage, upbringing, and many life experiences that have subconsciously shaped his art and career over the years. Continuously blurring the lines between what’s real and what’s fantasy, Baseman goes through the plethora of projects he’s undertaken, from his hit TV show: Teacher’s Pet, the process behind some of his publications for New York Times, Rolling Stones, Wall Street Journey, to list a few...along with his collaborations with COACH, ready-to-wear for Spring line and his latest documentary “Mythical Creatures”.
I realized i had to define my art in my own title. So i used the word pervasive art, and pervasive in english means that’s its perceived everywhere and for me as an artist… I think we have an obligation and a need to work in all mediums, all mediums that have existed, all mediums new, and that we invent. To be able to get our message across...
OFFF isn’t just all talk though, there was plenty of fun work-shop stations, pop-ups and mouth watering food trucks to choose from over the jammed packed, three day conference. OFFF 2017 Barcelona is definitely an experience to remember, a conference you can go to time and time again. A stimulating, sensorial experience crafted to continuously push you to learn, be inspired in your day-to-day life and a continuous reminder to keep evolving and pushing the limits of your work..Do what’s in your heart and stay true to your craft. Who know’s maybe you’ll be next on the OFFF stage.