Graphic Design Has Its Day in the French Capital
From 08 January 2014 to 18 February 2014
Explore the complex world of graphism
Graphism can be defined as the expression of thoughts through symbolic images. This burgeoning art form is gaining more and more steam as digital capabilities mix with creative sensibilities. To explore the already complex world of graphism, a Parisian art festival called the Fête du Graphisme will reveal itself for the first time starting on January 8, 2014. From then until February 18, 2014, more than 200 graphic designers will be honored in various events throughout the city. From exhibitions and documentary screenings to conferences and meetings, professionals and amateurs of graphic art will come together to talk about their art and present the talents of today and tomorrow. The field of graphic design can also be defined as the design of posters, packaging and website embellishment, among other things. Unlike what one might see in a fine art museum, these works of art are experienced during the normal activities of everyday life. Despite its ubiquitous nature, however, graphic design is seldom deliberately appreciated by the public. Most of the exhibitions for this first edition of the festival will take place on the Champs-Elysées and at the Cité de la Mode et du Design, a museum dedicated to design. With a variety of events on tap for over a month, the Fête du Graphisme will make for an interesting festival debut in the City of Light.