2011? Yes. A long time ago. But this project was a real stepping stone to me. During the first presentation at Kesselskramer I lost my text. I was terrible insecure, had doubts about almost everything and all that kind of mindfffff that kept me from doing the right thing. Here I have learned to look at a project in a more clear and organised way by curating ideas rather then judging them.
This exhibition celebrates the diversity of an ever-shifting area of creative expression. Graphic Detour showcases the work of designers who go beyond design, talents who mix media as a matter of course, innovators whose ideas set them apart. And to push this new graphic design further, Graphic Detour has asked a series of companies to ‘blind date’ a creative thinker, matching artists with ceramic workshops, printers, woodworkers and even candy manufacturers.
The visual style of this traveling exhibition is based on maps from an atlas. Color schemes, way finding graphic elements and backwards leaning characters (in a atlas often composed in words as A T L A N T I C O C E A N or such) are framing the fundamental concept. A poetic paralel for discovering alternative routes and interflowing different disciplines.
The art work shown on the background of the affiches and flyers is featured by the artists of the exhibition.