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OFFF Festival Barcelona, creative talent

From May 26th-28th the Museo de Diseño de Barcelona is hosting the 16th edition of this festival, which is an international display of the most avant-garde trends in graphic design, video clips, photography, cinema, advertising and editorial art.

Up to 47 international artists participate in this edition of OFFF Festival, renowned names such as Carl Sprague, a concept illustrator from New York, well known for his graphic concepts in prestigious film productions, such as the two Oscar award winning films ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Twelve Years a Slave’; Digital Kitchen, a digital advertising agency in the United States, famous for its work in series such as ‘True Blood’ and ‘Narcos’; Kiran Gandhi + Joshua Davis, the feminine activist and the M.I.A drummer will showcase their generative art style at OFF via an audiovisual show set to the rhythm of his drum: Javier Jaén, a graphic designer from Barcelona who focuses his work on creating editorial illustrations, designing book covers and cultural communication; and Hiro Murai, director of music videos, born in Tokyo, living in Los Angeles, he has worked for artists as diverse as David Guetta, Chet Faker, Sant Vincents or The Shins.

OPENROOM – Stage for new talent

OFFF is committed to new talent, via new spaces such as OpenRoom, a space which seeks to give new artists an opportunity. It is organised into hour long conferences based on another one of OFFF’S loudspeaker stages, Roots, where artist can share their ideas, projects and experiences.

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The finishing touch to OFFF will be this audiovisual installation, featuring each of the protagonists who have made an appearance at the Museo del Diseño de Barcelona. For the first time ever, this year the public will be able to watch an ad hoc animation prepared by the festival which incorporates typical plasticine modelling techniques of the characters.

The designers which will create this installation are Gavin Strange and Merlin Crossingham from Aardman Studios, a British animation studio awarded 4 Oscars at the Academy Awards for their own productions.

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