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For teens only: Create your own logo!

Organized by Designers Society of Slovenia (DSS)

11.02.2013

Join us at the DSS workshop and learn all about signs and symbols. You will learn the basics of high quality visual signs in the everyday environment and create your own logo, which you will print on T-shirts, paper or badges. The workshop will start at 10am on Saturday, February 23rd.

 

Mankind has been surrounded by symbols from its very beginnings – the first cave paintings being in existence already in prehistoric times. Today, symbols can be found at almost every turn – traffic signs, trademarks of various global corporations, signs that pass on messages without using text. Our surroundings are filled with symbols belonging most commonly to larger graphic systems, i.e. visual identities. 
 

In the first part of the workshop, you will get acquainted with the sign, its purpose, role and use. In the second part of the workshop, we will create our own logotype, which will be printed on T-shirts, paper or badges.
 

Preparations and previous knowledge:
Basic In-Design software skills. You need to bring with you: 5 sheets of A4 paper (200g+), black pens of various thicknesses (as well as ink and brushes) and a T-shirt on which you wish to print your logo.
 

Further information and application: urska.jurman@ljubljana.si
This workshop is aimed at secondary school pupils. As only 8 people can attend the workshop, you will need to fill out an application form and apply in advance. The participation fee (5 euros) can be settled at the workshop. All applications need to be handed in by Wednesday, February 13th.
 

Workshop mentors:

Danijela Grgić, member of DOS, has been working at her own design studio for 20 years and collaborates closely with SNG Drama Ljubljana. Her work is regularly published in scientific magazines and catalogues. She has exhibited at the Contemporary Slovenian Graphic Design exhibition (exhibition and catalogue, 1999), the 1st Biennial of Slovene Visual Communication (2003) and the DOS Retrospective (2010). In 2012, she was in charge of the organisation of the biennial exhibition DOS Oblike. As a co-founder and designer of the association Lunagitana (2004), she is active in spreading Flamenco culture. Apart from design and dance, she is also interested in photography. She is currently preparing a solo exhibition entitled Drama 20+.
 

Nataša Šušteršič Plotajs, member of DOS, is a self-employed cultural worker who works in the field of visual communication. Her clients are extremely diverse. Apart from design, she also works as an illustrator. She is especially interested in personal traces in graphic design. She has held solo exhibitions as well as participated in group exhibitions. While doing her Visual Communication studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, her sign was chosen in a tender for the corporate identity of the International Congress of Societies of Industrial Designers (ICSID 17). Among other distinctions, she received the University of Ljubljana’s Student Prešeren Award and a special recognition from the ICOGRADA jury.