Melania Brescia creates self-portraits in a way of Phoenix bird, resurrecting from ashes each time she takes a camera and ignites imagination. Born in the southern part of Andalusia heart - Malaga, she moved to US but took the medieval fire of Spanish cultural melting pot with her.
“Mollis Corpora is an exploration of materials and forms, an investigation in the search for possible materials of the future, where the rigid becomes smooth and the search of the beautiful forms is the most important.
This is an exploration of how would be the future of decorative figures in a few years. A catalog of the future of product design.”
Founded by Héctor Ayuso over a decade ago, OFFF started as a concept that transformed into an event joining creative talents from all around the world all together in one place. The main goal of OFFF is to become the key meeting point for artists who share the same interests to be in one place. Today, OFFF is more than an event, it is more than a Festival, OFFF has become a community providing the ultimate creativity experience.
In 2013, CROWD studio, one of the most talented Barcelona based digital and design agency, has transformed the famous 3 “FFF” into one icon, it was the birth of the official OFFF logo that maintained its presence for 5 years. With with over 18 years of content and a Festival that is ever-evolving, growing every year to become one the most important event to attend worldwide while providing endless innovation, it was time for a change. The OFFF icon has finally become visually recognised by everyone, so it became unnecessary to conserve the 3 “FFF” in the logo. The OFFF icon is now visually abstract, simplified and more compact thanks to re-thickness of the symbols.
“OFFF has been conveying one true message: “our audience, our speakers and our attendees are our base. Without them this wouldn’t be possible” so for such an important brand, user-experience is very crucial. We had to create something valuable for both, past attendees and new comers, to understand the message behind OFFF and to be able to navigate through 18 years worth of contents. Starting with the typography, the most important element to the human being’s eyes, we decided to work with a corporate font, showcasing some seriousness yet with a touch of flexibility.”
“From concepts to various visual campaigns in every edition and with over 8 OFFF on Tour cities, OFFF Festival is always changing its aspects. But the unity of the brand and the team behind it is the Festival's foundation. Over the past few years, we have noticed an overall shift in the brand’s identity. OFFF, the brand proving itself with the concept of having no brief and giving the complete freedom plus the invitation to create, this also had its consequence. We noticed that with so many openness, the brand unfortunately lost its visual presence and visual aspect throughout the Festival, online and onsite. So how do we showcase the dynamic aspect of the brand while maintaining its base? By creating a definite strategy in the brand’s communication structure and building a branding system.”
“With this new approach we are adding more control to the brand use, where the brand gets more identified with the ability to adapt to other contents therefore the Festival becomes more firm and more strengthened.”
“While using this new system of communication grid, the website become one dynamic block of contents making it easier for the user to adapt. This allows us to recreate the whole website as a platform and as an archive of news, past speakers, new speakers and events. An organised clean space.”
April 25 - 27
FICK - BoneSystem is the first part of a double-video project made by Nacho Velasco during the last year. It talks about the birth of this sneakers, a full CGI video based on procedural techniques and particles effects inside a dark, techonologic and elegant ambience.
Direction: Nacho Velasco
3D Artists: Nacho Velasco, Ruye, Nachei, Mutoff
Music and sound design: Jan Raydan
OFFF was born as a festival. Today - as a way of understanding art
Please welcome new brand of the main creative festival, a Mecca for any intelligent designer and creative person. Started when millennials were born, festival grown up as the alma mater for many career starts, studios and even families. Whatever language you speak - creativity is the way to understand anyone from a first sight and OFFF is a platform to gather together and share the spirit of future.
Re-branding was made by CROWD Studio and touches all visual aspects from logo to the website
Don’t forget to book your future OFFF19
Plastic Rain is a serie of non-standard retail spaces created by Andres Reisinger. Each zone presents vividly different stories and objects.Visitors can immerse themselves the installation aesthetic in dramatic totality. Spaces that offers time for meditation. A gentle inside/out travel
Sébastien has been in the advertising and photography for 15 years, having worked as a photographer, graphic designer and film director.
In 2006, Sébastien moved to London to build his photographic portfolio working for Estée Lauder, the British Fashion Council, Apple UK, Vivienne Westwood and Lancôme. In 2015 Sébastien aside his advertising work has started developping fine art projects exploring effects of paint and deconstruction on his fashion photographs.
Recently he participated in the only documentary of McQueen legacy directed by Peter Ettedgui and Ian Bonhote
Gemini - The long awaited Main Titles for OFFF Barcelona's 18th edition by GIANTSTEP.
"This sequence is about McLuhan's famous quote "The medium is the message" infused with Greek mythology, Gemini. We adopted the story of Gemini and paralleled their story with the history of media; their secret birth, sisterhood, and death/resurrection along with letterpress printing, broadcast transmutation, and computer/AI world.
Carefully composed shots allow the viewer to experience our poetic imagination of the story that we have arranged. We made sure the visual rhythm was achieved in the manner of visual poetry by repetition of imagery."
Dive into this mesmerising sequence that explores a narrative masterpiece presenting each artist who joined OFFF Barcelona 2018.
Main Title Sequence by
Jake Ferguson, Heebok Lee
Christiane Shillito (aka Ulorin Vex)
Music and Sound Design by
Box of Toys Audio
Houdini Technical Director
The largest creative festival in Europe - OFFF Barcelona 2018 just started today and already shared booming news! Welcome "The Artists’ Room" by Mathery
Inspired by the four letters that makes the OFFF festival's name, “The Artists’ Room” tells the story of Oliver, Frida, Federica and Fiona who as they talk, never pronounce their initials.
Twilight and spooky sunset are the main subject of Rafa Mateos
Barcelona-based Six N.Five studio developed short films that follow the concept of space transformation in response to the design of Samsung QLED TV
Creative Agency: R/GA, Six N. Five, Sebastián Baptista
Art direction: Six N. Five
Animation: Sebastián Baptista
3D Design: Six N. Five
Sound Design: Aimar Molero
Agent: Eiger Agency
For those of you living in the space, a good half of designers have been busy participating in 36 Days of Type recently run world-wide from Barcelona. We focus on Marv Castillo as he comes up with and idea to focus on "movies" and soft physical Play-Doh when a majority of participants stick to 3D renders.