Monday, August 4, 2008


Zürich 2008

ILLUSTRATIVE, the leading European forum for contemporary Illustration and Graphics, is coming to Zurich this year. From the 17th to the 26th of October, the city of numerous creatives, graphic-designers, and artists turns into the metropolis of illustrative art.

Founded in Berlin in 2006, the ILLUSTRATIVE has taken place so far twice in Berlin (2006/2007) and once in Paris (2007). This year, in the exhibition centre Zurich, the festival spans over 2.500 m² with more than 400 works of about 60 artists, an inspiring density of graphics, Illustration and related works.

In the centre of the 10-day festival is an exclusive display of works by 25 internationally established illustrators. To guarantee the continued attractiveness of the event, the artists exhibiting are carefully chosen and attended to. The show, which is curated by Pascal Johanssen, does not only represent the quality and fantasy of contemporary graphics, but also reflects the visual impact that graphic de-sign, illustration, book art, comics, concept art, and animation have on the art world.

Furthermore, the Young Illustrators Award, conferences, a film programme and parties attract a young, design-oriented audience. The short listed artists of the newcomer award, whose works are included in the exhibition, reflect the latest developments of the illustration and graphics art genres and represent a fascinating seismograph for new movements.

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