The Culturoid collective is organising the Brief Festival, an unmissable event for all graphic creation professionals that aims to showcase, teach, foster and protect the graphic professions and to ensure they are recognised as artistic disciplines.
This latest edition will open with the exhibition Black, white, colour at the French Institute, showing the particular perspective of 8 renowned French and Spanish illustrators: Broll & Prascida, Lara Costafreda, Juan Díaz-Faes, Jean Jullien, Iván Solbes, Joan Tarragó, Tyrsa et Violaine & Jérémy. The exhibition will run until 29 October.
From 27 to 29 October, there will be lectures and talks by professional illustrators at the Conde Duque cultural centre. The purpose of this event is to bring together a large number of professionals to offer specific knowledge and create opportunities that will lead to new projects, as well as to help increase the presence of the graphic arts professions in institutions, museums, and cultural centres, so that they can reach out to an increasingly broad sector of the public.
The Brief Festival also includes a series of creative circuits, giving visitors the chance to see inside three of Madrid's design studios in a few hours. Small groups of between 15 and 20 people will visit some of the city's most creative places, going from one district to another each time. There will be three circuits available: one that takes you round the area of Madrid Río, a further two around Lavapiés and central Madrid, and finally one in Conde Duque.
The programme also includes three workshops run at the French Institute and at the headquarters of Visual magazine, allowing participants to learn to create badges, lettering, packaging, and patterns.