OFFSET 2015 speakers announced

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Dublin creative festival OFFSET returns for a fifth year in March, with another impressive line‐up of designers, animators, illustrators, artists and creatives...

Founded by Bren Byrne, Richard Seabrooke and Peter O’Dwyer in 2009, OFFSET has become one of Europe’s biggest creative conferences – over 2,500 people attended last year and past speakers include Seymour Chwast, Neville Brody and Erik Kessels as well as Richard Mosse, Tom Hingston, Jessica Walsh and Marian Bantjes (you can read a review of OFFSET 2014 in our May issue, or see daily reports here, here and here).

This year’s event takes place at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from March 6 8 and speakers announced so far include Annie Atkins, lead designer on the Grand Budapest Hotel (who we interviewed on the blog back in March) Veronica Ditting, art director of The Gentlewoman, Matt Willey, CR's designer of the year for 2014, and Why Not Associates’ Andy Altman.

Hey Studio, Calligraffiti artist Niels Shoe Meulman, Pentagram’s Emily Oberman and Angus Hyland, Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic and Forsman & Bodenfors will also be giving talks and as with previous years, there are plenty of Irish and Dublin‐based names too, from Atkins to photographer Matthew Thompson, art director and Wolff Olins designer Sue Murphy, illustrator Steve Doogan, animation studio Cartoon Salon and designer and musician Peter Maybury.

Student tickets cost €112 and early bird standard tickets, available until February 20, cost €175 for individuals or €145 for groups of six or more. Standard tickets after February 20 are priced at €225 or €187.50 for groups.

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