Belgrade Design Walk European Design Leaders at BDW Athens, Stockholm, Zurich, Rotterdam, Vilnius, Helsinki. Next stop for the European Design Awards is going to be Belgrade. The ED-Awards grand ceremony is the one event of the year, when the best communication designers of the European continent gather in order to receive recognition for their work, benchmark with their peers and, on the side, party heavily! So, get ready to rub shoulders with Europe’s most accomplished creators in the field of print design, motion graphics, web design, branding and typography.
The ceremony is set to take place at the iconic Yugoslav Drama Theatre, on Saturday, the 8th of June. Tickets cost €50 and include entrance to the winners party at Brankow bar. The can be purchased at www.europeandesign.org/shop
European Design Leaders at BDW
The European Design Leaders is an élite organization. It is the one-of-a-kind professional club of Europe’s leading communication design studios and agencies. Its purpose is to provide a valid and comprehensive index of the most creative studios and agencies of the continent.
Size, history, client lists, nationality. All these do not matter. What does matter is proof that the studio is currently providing output of the highest caliber, by being consistently awarded in any of the five major design competitions around the world. Therefore, membership is closed and by merit only.
Five representative leaders of this group, coming from all over the continent, are making an appearance in this year’s Belgrade Design Week conference. Watch them in action and hear all about their creative processes, the way they work and how they have managed to reach the top of their class.
Belgrade Design Walk
A Design Walk, the most popular event of the ED-Awards programme, is a guided tour to local design agencies who have taken upon them to welcome you into their offices, answer your questions and showcase some of their work. This is a chance to meet great designers eye-to-eye on their home ground and a perfect way for international guests to experience the Belgrade design scene. Tickets cost €10 (€5 reduced) and can be bought at www.europeandesign.org/shop/.
Belgrade was an unexpected, inspiring and energizing experience. A very unorthodox & charismatic host, harems of beautiful hostesses, less beautiful speakers with their advantages too (mainly the speaking part) and finally some recognition of my talent as a DJ. Biomega & KiBiSi colonized Belgrade for a brief moment. Actually, for the first time my KiBiSi partners, Lars Larsen, Bjarke Ingels & I were speaking at the same event – a seal of grandeur I gather.
Some day I want to be remembered as the Caliph of Belgrade - & the designer bicycle pioneer.