Eike König & Anne Meekers
Designers – Speakers
Eike König is the founder and director of HORT, a Berlin-based graphic design studio. HORT is well-known for their radical and experimental design ideas for all kinds of clients and works as an ever-changing network of talented people emphasizing collaboration, experimentation and human relationships. Anne Meekers is a business designer at Fjord, a design and innovation consultancy.
Artist & Facilitator – Workshop Leader
Abdul Dube is an artist, designer and facilitator born in Cape Town in South Africa and living and working in Århus, Denmark. He produces and collects zines, runs art and design events and co-directs the Zines in Zar festival in South Africa and Denmark. He also runs Mødestedet, a collaborative art space in Århus and is a group leader at the business and design school Kaospilot.
Designer & Studio – Speaker
The Hanna Bergman studio works on the production of digital reading experiences and editorial design systems mainly for Scandinavia. Alongside these client-related tasks Bergman is the initiator of the concept The Reading School which is a form of a digital platform, a reading group and an exploration of what reading can be.
Jacob Birch (ILLEGAL MAGAZINE)
Designer – Speaker
Jacob Birch works mainly with printed matters, branding and identity for clients in arts, culture and publishing. He is widely known and awarded for art directing Illegal Magazine, a street magazine about culture and drugs with one basic principle: that drug users should be decriminalised.
Design Activism Research Hub
Research & Curation – Speaker Tzortzis Rallis
The Design Activism Research Hub (DARH) is a group of University of the Arts London staff and research students with a shared interest in the visual communications, material cultures and practices of social, political and campaigning movements and organisations, past and present. They study contemporary practices related to the use of new technologies and modes of communication as well as more traditional forms of protest and street graphics, banners, posters, pamphlets and flyers. Their aim is to encourage wider interest and debate about the subject within and beyond the University, and organise various events in order to do this. Underlying this is a commitment to support movements for progressive social change.
Louise H. Sidenius – Officin
Print & Design Studio – Speaker
Louise Hold Sidenius is a graphic designer from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, and Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem. She is the founder of Officin, a combined publishing house, exhibition space and workshop in Copenhagen. Officin is one of the few open access print workshops in the city with screenprinting, letterpress/relief print and risographs facilities as well as a hand bookbinding workshop.
Design Studio – Speakers
Copenhagen-based Studio Atlant is run by two Yale-educated designers, Cecilie Nellemann and Stefan Thorsteinsson. They specialise in typographic projects of all sizes and scales, including books, exhibitions, websites and identities.
Live Exhibition – Curated by M&E
Drawing Room is a series of international lectures and workshops held at Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden and curated by design studio M&E. Drawing Room is an exploration of process. It takes the form of a temporary studio space where a local design studio nominates an international practitioner who inspires them, to hold a workshop based on their working practices as well as a public talk. The room starts as a ‘carte blanche’ and is gradually filled with content after each workshop. The raw material and the finished results are presented side by side, forming an exhibition focusing on the thought processes and decisions behind design. For POST festival, Drawing Room will present the results of the POST workshops as well as functioning as an open meeting space for inspiration and discussion.
Academic & Educator – Speaker
Lawrence Zeegen is Dean of the School of Design and Professor of Illustration at Ravensbourne, London. He is also co-author of Fifty Years of Illustration, a comprehensive study of the history, development and impact of contemporary illustration.
Andreas Wellnitz (ZEIT Magazin)
Editor – Speaker
Andreas Wellnitz is a Photography Consultant living and working in Berlin, Germany. His studio was founded in 2009. With his team Andreas produces magazines, fashion stories, campaigns and books for some of Europe’s biggest titles. The studio mainly focusses on image research, magazine development and photo and illustration productions.
Landfill Editions/Hugh Frost
Publisher – Speaker
Hugh Frost runs Landfill Editions – a publishing project currently based in London and Stockholm releasing artist’s books, comics, zines, prints, short fiction and science-fact since 2009. The works he produces are innovative in both style and political content.
Rob ‘Supermundane’ Lowe
Graphic Artist – Workshop Leader
Artist, graphic designer, typographer, illustrator, educator and writer with over 15 years’ experience in the creative industry. His signature mesmeric drawings have been published and exhibited worldwide. He has been responsible for designing some of the UK’s most groundbreaking independent magazines of the last decade.
Screenprint Artist – Workshop Leader
She has worked as a printmaker and illustrator for over fifteen years from her makeshift print studio in Paddington. Commercially she is renowned for her music-related sleeve artwork, most notably for a long standing relationship with the band The Chemical Brothers. Non-commercially she continues to explore the silk-screen process and its tactile nature.
Health Images – Social Image Collaborator – Speaker
Bob Linney is a graphic artist who works in screen print and ink for arts organisations, aid projects, community groups and charities. His decoration of the Coin Street area of the South Bank in London is renowned. He is also an experienced facilitator at visual aids and arts workshops and wrote a definitive book on ‘Aid Art Production’: ‘People, Pictures and Power – People Centred Visual Aids for Development’. Lives and works in the UK.
Anna Sofie Mørch Bendixen
Zine Fest Director & Zine Artist – Speaker
Anna Sofie Mørch Bendixen is the co-founder and organizer of CPH Zine Fest. She studied art history at the University of Copenhagen and graduated from the Swedish Comics Art School in 2014. Anna believes in the revolutionary potential of zine-making, and works to strengthen the opportunities for zine-makers in Denmark by spreading knowledge about the format and its political roots. Anna is the editor of the comix anthology Kniv Komix. She has published zines since she was a teenager and continues to do so.
Illustrator & Artist – Speaker
Born in Budapest, Hungary, David has lived in the UK for the last 20 years. His work often tackles issues of alienation, identity and belonging, formed by a preoccupation with his eastern European roots, combined with his experience of growing up in the UK. David’s work is bold, darkly humorous and often political in tone, his considered and energetic draftsmanship having led to a prolific output both personally and commercially.
Illustrator – Speaker
Simon Vaeth is a Danish artist and illustrator based in Copenhagen. He studied at Kolding Design School in Denmark. He has recently made a series of illustrations on the subject of the refugee crisis for various Danish publications including VisAvis. He draws on European folklore and classical techniques to relate modern stories and issues to classical observations about the plight of man.
Illustrator – Speaker
Maren Karlson is an illustrator and painter working and living in Berlin, Germany. She graduated from UdK Berlin and has shown work in New York and Berlin among others. Her interests include girls, jokes, ugliness, premium breakfast, & negative feelings.
Illustrator – Speaker
Paul Davis lives and works in London. He has been one of the UK’s most prominent and influential illustrators for more than 15 years. He has been published worldwide both in editorial and in advertising. He also exhibits widely – his most recent exhibition is Line In The Sand at Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo. He is currently attempting a series of large paintings on kiosks; drawings that attempt to discover why humankind is so ludicrously complicated; a series of animations based on overheard conversations in artisanal coffee shops starring the “…so-sort-of-kind-a-like…” bearded men and “…I-was-so-like…” women. He is also working on a collaboration with the photographer David Hughes about pound shops entitled Quid Pro Quo. He likes to say that he: “draws the everyday, every day”.
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Annelie Berner is interested in how we understand, think about and interact with our physical and digital worlds, especially as that relates to how we compartmentalize information across objects and devices. She creates and teaches experimental interaction design – with a focus on data visualization. She is an NYU graduate currently working as an Interaction Design Researcher at CIID and a member of NEWINC.
Architect and Design Union – Panel Member
The Union of Architects and Designers (FAOD) is a professional association in Denmark with special insight into the careers and working lives of architects and designers. The mission of FAOD is to provide counselling on pay, employment, dismissal and contracts, provide the best possible labour market conditions for its members and negotiate inexpensive insurance, pay protection and health insurance.
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – Panel Member
KADK is the leading academy in Scandinavia in the fields of architecture, design and conservation. They are composed of 7 institutes, which generate education, research, consultancy and innovation.
Union for Visual Communicators – Panel Member
Visual Forum is a union that represents the interests of visual communicators in the Media. Visual Forum works to make visual expression an equal and integral part of professional communications. It represents the interests of anyone who creates content for the media with a creative or journalistic approach or those who work with information dissemination.
Union for Young Artists & Communicators – Panel Member
UKK is an independent professional association which aims to create better conditions for contemporary art and its practitioners. UKK emerged in the wake of a series of actions in the spring of 2002 as a reaction against the Ministry of Culture cuts that particularly hit the young art scene.