Running from 9–11 March 2012, Dublin’s creative festival OFFSET 2012 encompasses talks, gallery shows, presentations, workshops, debates, parties, interviews and Q&A’s with some of the leading creatives of the world. Did I mention parties? If all that isn’t enough to tickle your taste buds, you wait ’till you get your chops around the speakers lined up for the week. In no particular order of awesomeness; Michael Bierut, Paula Scher (both of Pentagram notorioty), Stefan Sagmeister, Kyle Cooper (Prologue), Friends With You, Jessica Hische, Eike Konig (Hort), Antoine+Manuel and Evan Hecox amongst a handfull of other industry maestros.
Run by Peter O’Dwyer, Bren Byrne and Richard Seabrooke and barely 2 years since its inception, the design festival has grown at an impressive scale and on the basic premise of 25+ creatives presenting their work over 3 days in 2 rooms.
Tickets are on sale now, with a discounted rate for early bird revellers who nip in there bright and breezey and before 31 January. Personally, I’m keen as mustard to cross the Irish Sea for the festivities, if you can make it too it’s sure to be well worth the time investment. Maybe see you there for a pint.