For those of you who have not had time to stop by The Smart Dialogue: Seek A seek graphic design festival. Let check below, there’s a lot of pict! Seek – A Seek, an exhibition held by Dialogue Artspace, in collaboration with ADGI, DGI and BEKRAF, the biggest graphic design exhibition in Indonesia after 10 years. The exhibition was able take up 10.000 visitors whether from professionals, government and students, not only graphic designer who attended the event, other industries are also very much enjoyed, such as from the architects, fashion designers to celebrity.
Seek-A-Seek offers a different format of graphic design exhibition. Instead of competing graphic designers to appear ‘better’ than the other, Seek-A-Seek places graphic products as a collective work to expose the appearance of Indonesian graphic design. Each works merged with the other creators’ in numbers of categories, such as: editorial, multimedia, branding, typography, environmental design, and assorted applications in various media. Integrated throughout the exhibition space are pharmaceutical boxes, book and catalogs, installations, various typefaces, way findings, from cracker to instant noodle packagings.
The exhibition invites the public to encounter works that are not just artistic, but also contain functional values in various contextual challenges—which were attempted to be answered by each work. “Seek-A-Seek” hopes to abridge public appreciation toward graphic designers, and vice versa. Even though that this industry sprouted from the 1980s, graphic design in Indonesia is still a misunderstood field resulting in under-appreciation, including scarce support for initiatives by local graphic design communities and activists.
Provision of space for dialog between the public and graphic designers were established through supporting programs, such as ‘graphic design styled’ art market and workshops, such as: type design, traditional tattoo, line composition, and many more. This creative weekend was also entertained by graphic design music performers, such as The Sastro, David Tarigan and Irama Nusantara, Abenk Alter, BedChamber, Folkagogo, The Peonies, and The Fictional Group.
Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia/Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf)
Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace – dialogue-artspace.com
Asosiasi Desainer Grafis Indonesia/Indonesian Graphic Designers Association (ADGI) – adgi.or.id
Desain Grafis Indonesia (DGI) – dgi.or.id
Hermawan Tanzil (Dia.Lo.Gue), Ismiaji Cahyono (Desain Grafis Indonesia), Rege Indrastudianto (ADGI Jakarta), Max Suriaganda (Studio 1212)
Fandy Susanto (Table six), Studio 1212.
Dialogue, Studio 1212, Serum.