In Pictures: Pictoplasma 2015

Now in it's 11th year, Pictoplasma once again took centre stage in Berlin to present an eclectic mix of creative talks, exhibitions, hands-on workshops and performances.

We returned for our 5th installment on the hunt for inspiration and curious to see how the festival shaped up without the beloved Character Walk (one of our favourite parts of the event) which was absent for the first time since it’s inception in 2004.

A visual feast of illustration, character design, graphic art, animation and short film was packed into 3-days across two main venues; Babylon KINO, Platoon and a further two gallery spaces at Urban Spree and a reclaimed crematorium – Silent Green.

Speaker highlights include newcomer Italian illustrator and master of plasticine Stefano Colferai, Korean visual artist Yomsnil and the wonderful resin sculptures of Mr Kat. It was also great to see our friends Tado finally take the stage (rumour has it Pictoplasma have been trying to persuade them for years!).

Here’s our pick of the best bits…


Outside Babylon Kino – the main conference venue


Pictoplasma speakers TADO (UK) take the stage on day 2 of the conference


Korean artist and Pictoplasma speaker Yomsnil


Pictoplasma Festival main exhibition at Silent Green


Mr Kat (PER) – Silent Green


Main exhibition all, work by Yomsnil – Silent Green


Paper Monster by Carolina Paz Cruz Marchant (CL) – Academy Show


Flying Merguez by Jasmine Parker (UK) – Academy Show


Pictoplasma Academy Exhibition at Urban Spree


Plasticine Pulp Parade – Character Lab workshop with Stefano Colferai 


Character Lab workshop with Rilla Alexander and Nathan Jurevicius


Painted stones by visual artist Akinori Oishi – Silent Green

Photo credits: Adam Clarke, Verena Nunn, Martin Trost. Keep an eye on the next issue of Creative Review for our official event report.


Posted on May 9th, 15 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Director at WE ARE GOODNESS Agency, Lisa is also founder and director of Inkygoodness and organiser of quarterly design talks event Glug Birmingham.

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