Contemporary character design is all around us, though how often do you stop and think about it? From advertising to fine art, street graffiti to album covers, the art of creating abstract characters is now being appreciated on a much larger scale and even has its own festival to celebrate the artform.
In March and April, Berlin will be transformed into a character biotope and a meeting point for an international scene of designers, artists, producers and an interested public. At the heart of the festival is an exhibition which explores the huge diversity of the character universe, where artists remix and sample, condense the surreal and uncanny, inflate all proportions and stage bizarre rituals to introduce their characters into contemporary culture.
The Pictoplasma Festival kicks off in Berlin this weekend.