»The Joy of Graphic Design« is a three-day festival from 28 to 30 September in Hamburg offering exhibitions, a design and bookstore, the Independent Publishing Fair »ABOUT«, workshops, a symposium, poster creator, tattoo studio, parties and much more. We want to put Hamburg’s contemporary graphic design under the spotlight and network with the design scene here in Germany.

What is more, we want to create an environment which allows people to be inspired and which provides the opportunity for exchanges. The focus will be on motivation and gaining new perspectives for the Hamburg design scene, which will be reflected both contextually and spatially in the symposium and exhibitions.

Hamburg’s very own graphic design festival to develop more ideas, freedom, inspiration and courage.


Mario Lombardo – Bureau Mario Lombardo (Berlin)
Andreas Uebele – Büro Uebele (Stuttgart)
Erik Kessels – KesselsKramer (Amsterdam)
Happypepts (Lausanne)
Robert Klanten – Gestalten Verlag (Berlin)
Vier5 (Paris)
Bureau Mirko Borsche (Munich)
HelloMe (Berlin)
Mr. Pataki (Amsterdam)
Deutsche & Japaner (Mannheim)
I Like Birds (Hamburg)
Timm Häneke (Berlin)
Shake Your Tree (Berlin/Stuttgart)
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk (Den Haag)
Vonzo (Hamburg)
Plakatwerkstatt (Ffm)
Independent Publishing Messe »ABOUT« (Mz)

Works by

2erpack studios, Alexander Ertle, Atelier Disko, Cabinet Gold van d'Vlies, Carte Blanche Design Studio, Bureau Malte Metag, Falko Ohlmer, Gudberg, Hansen 2, Hassan Haider, Human Empire, I Like Birds, Jan Spading, Miss Nasty, Not from Brooklyn, Ole Utikal, Public Design, Rocket and Wink, Bræutigam & Rotermund, Thomas Korf & Lorin Sylvester Strohm, Uwe Bermeitinger, Visualism,

Live Acts und Music by

Italo Malte, Martin Moritz (Sutsche), Lorin Sylvester Strohm (I Saw Music), Das Krachkisten Orchester, On:Stop:Of, Max Motor (RSS-Disco), Tilman Tausendfreund (Klingtsogut!), Christian Löffler (Ki-Records),Yør (Live, Purple Maze, Golem), DJ InDesign


PR contact

Anika Väth
0049 1 706 717 291


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