OFFF 21st edition will take place on May 5.6.7 at Disseny Hub Barcelona, showcasing the latest trends in the field of creativity and design
After having held the previous edition in virtual format, OFFF 2022, the International Festival of Creativity, Art and Digital Design of Barcelona, is back with an in-person 3-day edition! The festival is all set to feature many of the main voices of the creative industry that have set the trends of digital imagery and contemporary visual creativity.
The lineup of the 21st edition will be one of the strongest in its history, featuring more than 62 speakers from the field of creativity, design, visual art and digital culture. The program will highlight conferences, workshops, masterclasses, market, installations, and creative sessions in different spaces of Disseny Hub Barcelona: Roots room, Open Room, AND room... and the new Agora space that will host Adobe Creativity Hub with masterclasses program. As every year, the festival will also provide free access to the Fun Zone in the outdoor area of the Disseny Hub coupled with a gastronomic experience and live streaming of the conferences onsite.
Featured guests include the iconic David Carson, who will lead a workshop where the public can create their own poster using his famous collage technique; DixonBaxi, the design agency with offices around the world; and Joshua Davis, who will unravel his creative path along the years. There will also be talks by Lobulo Studio, the creative colourist Musketon, one of the most acclaimed graphic designers at the moment, and partner of the design consultancy Pentagram Paula Scher, as well as Porto Rocha, Refik Anadol, who is one of the pioneers in the aesthetics of artificial intelligence, the writer and director Stuart Langfield, and the muralist and illustrator Timothy Goodman, among many others.
The program highlights a full program of workshops, featuring free workshops by Designit and Wacom, along with the free masterclasses at Adobe CreativityHub and Houdini Saturday talks. There will be 2 Fun Zones located on the Disseny Hub's outdoor area, featuring a gastronomic zone powered by BOW and Moritz, accompanied by the spells of melodies and rhythms by invited DJs. On May 5th, don't miss live painting sessions powered by Montana: OFFF 2022 mural by David Milan and a live painting of the Flax & Kale food truck by Timothy Goodman with kombuchas tasting. The full program is available on the web.
The closing of the OFFF festival will be on Saturday, May 7 with Main titles directed by GMUNK, the visionary whose creativity and innovation has established him as one of the best visual directors worldwide.
The official end of the festival will materialize with a very special event: the projection of a mapping on Barcelona's Casa Batlló created for the occasion by internationally renowned artist Refik Anadol. It will be a digital reinterpretation of the facade of this emblematic Gaudí building to turn it into an NFT valued between one and two million dollars. This digital artwork will be auctioned along with other works by world-renowned artists such as Warhol, Basquiat, Van Gogh or Monet. The mapping will take place on May 7 at 9.30 pm.
OFFF brings together the largest community of local and international design and creative professionals. It continues to be a worldwide reference event and since its launch in 2000 has been organized in more than 40 cities, with upcoming editions in Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Seville. Today, OFFF is a way of understanding visual creativity.