Kyoorius DesignYatra returns to Goa

08 Sep,2011

Kyoorius DesignYatra gets underway in Goa today, with a line-up of speakers across diverse design disciplines, including corporate identity, branding, graphic design, digital strategy, installation design and architecture design. The conference is from September 8th (evening) to Septemeber 10th. The theme for this year’s conference is Next- what’s next in the field of design, branding and visual communications.

This year’s speakers include legendary Dutch book designer Irma Boom; digital strategist and once described as the Godfather of Guerilla (Marketing)-Mark Chalmers, founder, Perfect Fools; bestselling author of How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul and independent publisher Adrian Shaughnessy; the founding trio of Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel from UK’s leading experiential design agency Troika; Nathan Cooper, creative director at Anomaly, London; Richard Holman, founder and lead creative director at UK’s leading agency devilfish, the chatty Liza Enebis more popularly known as Loveliza to the loyal audience of 5000 listeners who tune in to her radio show Typeradio daily; Michael Johnson of johnson banks, often referred to as one of Britain’s foremost designers; noted creative mind Hermann Vaske, well- known British installation designer Peter Higgins and leading figure on the Indian architecture scene Sandeep Khosla.

The organisers say what will make this year especially meaningful for delegates will be the screening of a special short film, directed by celebrated web designer and documentary director Hillman Curtis and produced by Kyoorius, featuring noted design commentator Debbie Millman in a conversation with the legendary Massimo Vignelli.

In addition, the two-day conference will screen the edited version of a film on the life and times of one of the most iconic design partnerships in the history of design- Lella and Massimo Vignelli in the documentaryDesign is One- The Vignellis,directed and produced by Kathy Brew and Richard Guerra.

Kyoorius DesignYatra, now in its sixth year, celebrates excellence in design across disciplines and has brought together speakers like Sir Martin Sorrell, Stefan Sagmeister, Tyler Brule, Paula Scher, Bruno Maag, Michael Ian Kay, Gert Dumbar, Wally Olins, Kyle Cooper and Neville Brody among others.

Says Rajesh Kejriwal, founder, Kyoorius, DesignYatra has served as a valuable meeting point for agencies in India and abroad in the sphere of design, branding and visual communications. It has been an opportunity to understand and learn from some of the finest minds in the field, delve into their creative process and be inspired by their work.

Adds Bindu Nair Maitra, editor, Kyoorius Design magazine, This year, we embarked on a special initiative, which is a property we plan to sustain well after DesignYatra this year is done and dusted. It’s our Tumblr blog- Road to DesignYatra, where we plan to document all the special memories and images from previous editions of DesignYatra and build a hearty online conversation about how the conference has influenced delegates and speakers alike.

Incepted in 2006, Kyoorius DesignYatra is an annual design conference that has attracted a cumulative audience of 8500 delegates over the last five years. In 2008, a special edition of DesignYatra was held in Malaysia on the invitation of that country’s advertising association. Past speakers at previous DesignYatras have included names like Sir Martin Sorrell, Paula Scher, Tyler Brule, Wally Olins, Michael Wolff, Piyush Pandey, Ross Lovegrove, Erik Kessels, Stefan Sagmeister and Sir Rodney Fitch, to name a few.

Kyoorius DesignYatra is one of India’s foremost platforms for the intersection of design, branding and visual communications. The conference has served as a valuable meeting point for agencies in India and abroad in the sphere of design, branding and visual communications; an opportunity to understand and learn from some of the finest minds in the field, delve into their creative process and be inspired by their work. Kyoorius DesignYatra is a must-attend event for anyone involved in brand communication.

You can check http://www.designyatra.com for further details.

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