The promotional materials designed by Irish/Swedish designers M&E have the cool, bold aesthetic of festival artwork – as is befitting for such a stellar line-up of designers, illustrators, photographers and other creatives.
The festival started out in 2009, founded by Bren Byrne, Richard Seabrooke and Peter O’Dwyer.
With a focus on democratising the idea of conferences, there are no VIP areas or green rooms. The idea is that the festival serves as a space where attendees and speakers can freely meet and mingle, creating a less formal feel outside of the programme of talks and debates.
Among the many highlights are a talk by illustrator Jon Burgerman; insights from Canadian designer and typographer Marian Bantjes; UK consultancy Ilovedust and illustrator Genevieve Gauckler.
We’re also keen to check out Sagmeister & Walsh partner Jessica Walsh’s session, having caught her engaging and provocative talk at last year’s Adobe conference.
Offset runs from 21 – 23 March at Venue: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2. For more information visit www.iloveoffset.com. Early bird tickets, priced at €165, are available until 1 March