Design festival Offset Dublin reveals its first speakers for 2019

The three-day, Ireland-based conference is now in its 10th year, and will feature a line-up of political illustrators, graphic designers, advertising agencies and film directors.

Courtesy of Offset Dublin

Offset Dublin has revealed some of its speakers for 2019, which include political illustrator Edel Rodriguez and newly-appointed Pentagram partner Yuri Suzuki.

The three-day annual conference has been running since 2010, and has since branched out with smaller conferences in Sheffield and London.

Offset Dublin is the original branch of the festival brand, and will run from 5-7 April, moving from its previous venue of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to The Point Square. There will be two stages with 100 speakers in total.

Edel Rodriguez, Yuri Suzuki and Ariane Spanier

One of the first speakers to be revealed is Cuban-American political protest illustrator Edel Rodriguez, best known for his artistic interpretations of Donald Trump and for his illustrations on Time magazine covers.

Others are Pentagram partner and sound designer Yuri Suzuki, who was appointed by the design consultancy’s London office this year; graphic designer Ariane Spanier; illustrator and designer Steve Simpson; street artist Joe Caslin; John Kennedy, group creative director at studio Windmill Lane; photographers Rich Gilligan and Gillian Hyland; advertising agency Droga5; and film director Aaron Duffy.

Tickets range in price for students and professionals

More speakers will be announced early next year. Alongside talks, the conference will feature panel discussions, masterclasses and workshops, as well as a launch party for attendees.

Offset Dublin will take place 5-7 April 2019 at Point Square, East Wall Road, Dublin D01 E0K6. Tickets range in price from €125 (£111) to €235 (£210). For more information on Offset, head here.

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