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European Design Festival will be hosted in Warsaw this June!

For 13 years European Design Festival has been taking place each year in a different city of our continent. This time it is going to be Warsaw which for a couple of days will become the European capital of graphic design.

The event will take place between 6th and 9th of June and will be abundant with inspiring lectures, exhibitions, workshops, graphic design studio tours, film screenings, as well as formal galas of two competitions for graphic designers. The festival aims to promote European and Polish design and to present the latest tendencies and practices that are worth following. We await both professionals and design afficionados searching for inspirations for creative action and time spending.


The multitude of scheduled attractions will let the participants discover the design face of Warsaw, as well as make international contacts which, as we hope, will pay off in the future.



Festival events, novelties and evergreens


As a part of the festival, a number of unique events will be held - with or without an entry fee:



As a part of the festival, there will be a couple of exhibitions devoted to contemporary graphic design in Poland and Europe. The spectators will have a chance to familiarise themselves with e.g. the best designed publications of the year 2018.


Design workshops

You cannot miss practical workshops which are targeted at both professional designers and amateurs. The participants will familiarise themselves with specific aspects of design and acquire new soft skills. The classes will be devoted to such topics as: calligraphy and lettering, collages, conflict solution exercises, creative coding - graphic animation or design safari.

Graphic tours

During the tours the participants will be able to visit the most interesting design studios in Warsaw and get to know the designers working there. You will also have a chance to see how the designers work and ask them a couple of questions.


Film screenings

We encourage you to take part in free-of-charge screenings of films devoted to design or designers. You will have a chance to see e.g. Helvetica which tells the story about one of the most famous typefaces of the world and the stories of people connected with it.


Parties and festival breakfasts

The mornings of 6th and 7th of June can be spent on having a delicious breakfast served by Bar Studio with other fellow participants. In the evenings we would like to invite you to parties at Bar Studio and Cafe Kulturalna.


Element Talks Conference - June 8-9 - Mińska 65

A regular event on the design map of the events in the capital, this time as a part of the festival. As every year, we expect ca. 2,000 participants from all across Europe. As a part of the conference there will be lectures held on two stages, practical workshops, Element Market fair and intense networking sessions. If you work in the creative sector, you cannot miss it!

European Design Awards Gala - June 8 - Nowy Teatr

EDA is a competition highlighting the best graphic designers in Europe which has been taking place for 13 years. It involves diverse design areas: from print, through branding, to web design. The jury is comprised of representatives of the most important design media from all across Europe which ensures objective and unbiased selection of projects.


Polish Graphic Design Awards Gala - June 9 - Bar Studio

Polish Graphic Design Awards are the one and only industry competition presenting the achievements from all existing areas of applied graphic design in Poland. If you are curious what contemporary Polish graphic design looks like and you want to meet the best representatives of the industry, make sure to be there with us. The awards will be granted to outstanding designers of the year 2018.

European Design Festival is an event for everyone who shares a keen interest in graphic design or work in the creative industry. This year June is going to be a really intense and inspiring month! Grab a more detailed programme of the event!


Save the date!

Date: June 6-9, 2019

Venue: various locations in Warsaw

Visual identity of the festival: Uniforma


The Organisers of European Design Festiwal:

Miasto Stołeczne WarszawaEuropean Design Awards • Element Talks • Polish Graphic Design Award


The organisation of the festival in Warsaw is possible thanks to the cooperation of the entire community of graphic designers and municipal institutions.


A list of Organising Partners involved in the event:

Nowy Teatr 

Warszawska Organizacja Turystyczna 

Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Warszawie, Wydział Grafiki

Instytut Adama Mickiewicza

Stowarzyszenie Twórców Grafiki Użytkowej 

Stowarzyszenie Komunikacji Marketingowej SAR

International Poster Biennale 

Muzeum Plakatu

Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie

Published: Mar 15th 2019

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