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Kiko Farkas brings colour to Design Indaba 2019

Award-winning Brazillian designer Kiko Farkas will join an exciting line-up at the Design Indaba Conference 2019 to speak about his remarkable career.

Design Indaba Kiko Farkas Cape Town
Designs by Kiko Farkas COURTESY Design Indaba

Known for hosting the best creative conference in the world, the Design Indaba Festival is an annual celebration of design and creativity, showcasing the hottest and most relevant talents across the creative sectors. Conference attendees are privy to the absolute vanguard of the industry, experiencing the work, ideas, thought leadership and design thinking that permeates a cross-section of current creativity. It’s all about how creativity is creating a better world and Design Indaba brings to the stage the best of the best who are doing just that.
     This year, the conference takes place from 27 February to 1 March. 
     The programme includes a curated lineup of music – including international acts and a foray into contemporary African music.
     Popular exhibits include the annual Emerging Creatives programme – the up-and-coming design talents to watch as they showcase their work – and the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa exhibition that names one design each year with the esteemed title.
     There will also be various seminars and workshops, including the highly anticipated Trend Forecast by design doyenne Li Edelkoort.
     The festivities are focused around the central Festival hub at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town’s CBD. Various satellite events, including a live stream of the simulcast and travelling exhibitions, are hosted in other cities.
     Kiko Farkas is a leading Brazilian graphic designer and his company, Máquina Estúdio (Machine Studio), is responsible for doing some of Brazil’s most famous creative projects, such as the visual communication of Theatro Municipal (São Paulo) and the Praça das Artes Performing Arts Centre.
     The studio has received several awards and accolades, especially for Farkas’ most recognised work: 300 posters created for the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra) to advertise the orchestra’s weekly and monthly concert programmes. If you do a search for ‘Kiko Farkas’ on the internet, this project is bound to pop up.
Farkas’ time in the industry has allowed him to see 30 years of trends, changes and mishaps, and although he is seen as being among the elite in the industry, he does not shy away from any modern trends, as he believes it’s important to show evolution in your work.
Everyone is waiting in anticipation to see what he brings to the Design Indaba Conference stage in 2019.

To read more about Brazilian graphic designer, Kiko Farkas and his digitally printed posters, purchase the February 2019 issue of Creative Feel or, to continue supporting our role in the South African arts and culture sector, subscribe to our monthly magazine from only R180.00 per year!

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