The second edition of APF is all about type. What type of designer are you? What type do you use? Basically, what’s your type?
Because this is a wide topic, we are convinced this is a huge opportunity to question yourself. Do you have a certain vision on what design should be? Do you follow the rules of typography or do you say fuck it? What’s the thing you like the most? Or what’s the thing you really hate? There are tons of questions you can ask yourself about your design practice.
We at APF are very curious about your point of view. So prepare your posters and show us your type! The posters can be autonomous or made for a client.
The jury will go through all submissions and make a selection for the exhibition. The top 3 designers (picked by our jury) will win a font package donated by our partner TYPELAB.
- Maximum pdf-size 18MB
- Filename: A unique name starting with “yourname” followed by a number.
For example: yourname_1.pdf and yourname_2.pdf
- Minimum of 120 DPI
- A0 size
- CMYK (Coated FOGRA27 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
- Create outlines
- Do not use spot colours with transparency
- Compatible with Acrobat 5, PDF 1.4
- Keep important parts or text min. 3 mm away from the edges.
Due to recent developments regarding covid-19 our schedule is prone to change. Dates and times will be announced soon.
Our selected jury will go through all of your submissions and make a selection for the exhibition. They will be announced soon.
Evi Peeters has over a decade of experience in brand design, which she gained at agencies like Base Design (New York) & Duval Branding. After joining Mirror Mirror in 2016 to help shift their focus to branding, she took on the role of Managing and Design Director as of 2019. Mirror Mirror is an Antwerp based design agency specialized in branding and visual communication. They merge creativity with a keen understanding of commercial appeal, and combine artistic intuition with strategic insights.
Daan Rietbergen is an Utrecht based independent graphic designer and artist specialized in visual identity, poster design and typography. After five years of learning his craft at Studio Dumbar come mid-2019, Daan Rietbergen launched his own independent practice in his home city of Utrecht in order to pursue his own commercial projects and continue his artistic explorations.
Esther JL Noben is art director at TOYKYO, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Ghent, BE. The studio was founded in 2006, born from a shared passion for striking visual culture. They believe that creativity, optimism & originality are key elements in life and they apply the same philosophy to their design work. As image-makers, they enjoy navigating the blurred lines between graphic design, illustration and set design. Toykyo aims to evolve, transform and transcend.
Ward Heirwegh graduated in 2007 with a masters degree in graphic design from Luca School of Arts (Ghent) and now runs an independent practice in Antwerp. His projects are situated within the cultural and creative field: editorial design projects, visual identities and other commissions for institutions and artists. He teaches graphic design at the St Lucas School of Arts (Antwerp) and founded a research-based publication platform called Sleeperhold Publications. In addition to his daily practice he conducts research into alternative means of distributing information and is co-founder of a research platform that maps cross-over design practices.
The festival is organised by Dennis Janssens and Tom Tiepermann of the Antwerp based design studio ssnn. Together with their amazing team of partners, sponsors, friends and volunteers they want to offer everyone an unforgettable experience. Thanks everyone for helping make APF happen.