Istanbul has become an exciting new destination for art and design of late; this new festival aims to celebrate that development with a fitting new format that helps facilitate networking and collaborations. Hopefully, the festival will earn itself a good place in the usual circuit of European design festivals helping further integrate Istanbul with the European design scene and providing easy access for creative professionals from Balkans, Middle East and beyond.
GRID will create an important platform for training and networking providing designers, artists, advertising and cinema professionals of Turkey the chance to get together and benefit from the experiences of the best names over a broad spectrum of design –ranging from web design to typography, illustration to post-production, interaction and experience design to social media campaigns. Meanwhile, it will provide international ad and design community the chance to get to know better the much-coveted Istanbul scene and make valuable contacts there.
The festival will have two editions every year –one in spring and the other in fall. The line-up for the second edition will take place in next fall.
Director Onur Senturk
Director of Photography: Steve Romano
Production Company: Engage and Experience
Executive Producer; Sophie Gold
Producer; Tijana Jokanovic
1st AC and DIT: Bojan Nedic
Gaffer; Matt Williams
Grip; Joe Myers
Grip; Timothy Myers
Styling; Martha Tarnowska
Make up and Hair; Mari Shten
Design and Direction: Onur Senturk
Graphic Design and Type Treatment: Ipek Torun http://www.ipektorun.com/
Sound and Music: Cypher Audio http://www.cypheraudio.com/
Offf Festival has been a multicultural design conference event for years. From the beginning, I wanted to explore a different approach. Titles was executed with diverse ranges of techniques to underline sub-context, gathering different imagination, disciplines, mediums and artists.
Used techniques vary from computer graphics to live action, macro photography to photocopy art. One single concept unifies the variation. It is the simplicity. In contrast with the strong imagery typography plays a subtle role, placed in the centre with only two weight variations of a geometric typeface.