he Graphic Days® festival is an event dedicated to Italian and international visual design which, since 2016, has involved artists, professionals and the most relevant studios on the international scene.
- The theme
The sixth edition of the festival was held from September 16 to 26 and includes exhibitions, performances, experiential activities and workshops within the space of the headquarters at Toolbox Coworking and numerous events spread throughout the city.
Touch is the fil rouge of the sixth edition of the international festival dedicated to visual design, an invitation to return to physicality and sensoriality, an invitation to stay in contact.
Graphic Days® – Touch addresses the issue of reconnection between the senses in visual communications: a look at the near future in which we will be able to experience what surrounds us through 360 degree sensoriality. Social design becomes the instrument for creating an encounter between people, providing them with new ways of reading and using innovative projects through art.
- They talked about us
La Stampa, La Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera, Torinosette, GRP
At the start of the exhibition, in the main building, an experimental activity was proposed inside a dark room, with immersive projections and interactive installations to stimulate reflection on how the way of interacting with people and objects has changed. This was followed by the exhibition of visual projects created by illustrators and young designers, collected through the Neologia call and also the posters dedicated to social issues within the Posterheroes contest, now in its tenth edition.
The theme of the festival was defined through the exhibition Many Mani – contact posters, dedicated to the work of the illustrator Cecilia Camporini and through the reflection proposed in the exhibition Il corpo non mente (The body does not lie); which collects the works of the students of the Faculty of Design and Arts of the Libera University of Bozen – Bolzano
Space was also given to an in-depth study on social design with the exhibition We mix design and people, and a special focus was dedicated to Ukraine – Eyes on Ukraine
Finally, during the festival the Abracadabra project was exhibited in the courtyard of the Egyptian Museum, in the IGPDecaux advertising billboard circuit and at Toolbox Coworking there were 60 illustrations that could be purchased on line to support the planting of trees.
A project by Print Club Torino, Quattrolinee
As part of Torino Design of the City
Sustained by Città di Torino, UNESCO City of Design, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT
Patronized by Ministero della cultura, Regione Piemonte, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Ambasciata d’Ucraina nella Repubblica Italiana, Consolato d’Ucraina nella Repubblica Italiana
Main partner: Toolbox Coworking
Cultural partners: Istituto Ucraino, Museo Egizio di Torino
Design and web: Quattrolinee
Media partner: District, Caffè Design, FrizziFrizzi
Technical partners: IGPDecaux, Sublitex, Printaly, Fedrigoni, Promos Comunicazione, BenQ, Trumen, ATS service, Evoluzione Ufficio, Pentel, Riflessi Shop, Sticker Mule, Dalton Maag, Sugo, Waki, Materie Unite
Accommodation partner: Double Tree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
Streaming partner: Top-ix
An invitation to return to physicality and sensoriality, an invitation to stay in touch: the edition that took place from 16 to 26 September 2021 addresses the theme of reconnection looking at the near future and new forms of experimentation.
I nostri numeri
In the city, a calendar of initiatives spread over 10 districts of Turin, organized on 17th September by 40 visual design institutions and Turin cultural institutions. Go to the dedicated page.
Eyes on Ukraine, an exhibition, a workshop and two talks dedicated to the guest country of the sixth edition, in partnership with the Ukraine Institute and in collaboration with the Pictoric collective. Go to the program.
A market fair with the works of artisans and artists, live performances and impromtu workshop activities on the 25th and 26th September: 5x Letterpress and Libri Finti Cladestini, Archivio Tipografico, Bolopaper, Bottega Fagnola, Ciao, La Discoteca Italiana, Cose a Caso Design, Illustration, La Tipografia Toscana, Lepalle, Lupi Gentili, Medulla, Megazinne, Morsi Editore, My name is Bri, Officina Typo, Press Press, Stamperia D’Arte Busato, Tapirulan