Tools & Rules

This year’s theme of Weltformat Graphic Design Festival is Tools & Rules. In addition to current trends, socio-economic tendencies and personal preferences, the tools graphic artists choose to work with ultimately shape their designs. Technical innovations are a driving force behind graphic design and have a significant influence on the form and function of visual solutions.

This year’s festival edition examines the wide range of traditional and contemporary tools used today. The exhibition Designing Tools presents projects for which special instruments and devices had been developed, Pre-digital takes a look at the era before digital processes took over the design scene and Letterpress Posters shows how traditional letterpress printing is applied in the digital age. Another highlight is the exhibition Best Book Design from All Over the World, a competition organised and realised by Stiftung Buchkunst Leipzig, which is shown in Switzerland for the first time.

At the symposium, this year’s workshop leaders Ines Cox, Anja Kaiser, Dinamo and Ted Davis, together with designers from all over the world, will examine the topic of Tools & Rules as well as give an insight into their work.

And once again this year, the Weltformat app plays a crucial role: it not only provides background information and serves as a festival guide – the app complements the festival poster designed by Maximage and turns the public space into a projection surface for typography. The app is available here.

We are looking forward to the festival!

The Weltformat team

Thank you for your support!

Festival Poster

Maximage (Geneva, London, Zurich)

Advertising Partners

APG | SGA Out of Home Media, AWP Plakatif, JCM Werbedruck,Modul Kultwerbung, Serigraphie Uldry, Von Ah Druck, AWP Plakatif

Public Support & Foundations

Ernst Göhner Stiftung, FUKA-Fonds Stadt Luzern, Migros-Kulturprozent Genossenschaft Migros Luzern, RKK Regionalkonferenz Kultur Region Luzern, Kulturförderung Kanton Zug, Kulturförderung Kanton Nidwalden, Kulturförderung Kanton Schwyz, Casimir Eigensatz Stiftung, Kulturförderung Kanton Uri, Kulturförderung Kanton Obwalden

Media Partners

Radio 3fach

Cooperation Partners

Ahoi, Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Luzern, Bettstatt, Bourbaki Panorama, Digital Heroes, Fachklasse Grafik FMZ Luzern, Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Kanton Luzern, Kornschütte, Kulturkeller Winkel, Kunsthalle Luzern, Laboratorium Luzern, Luzerner Kantonalbank, Milk Interactive, Neubad, sic ! Raum für Kunst, SGV Schweizer Grafiker Verband, Stiftung Buchkunst, Syndicom – Gewerkschaft Medien und Kommunikation, 100 beste Plakate e.V.

Font Partners

Dinamo and Grilli Type

App Partner

Milk Interactive, Zurich

A special thank you to all contributors, members and silent helpers!