Graphic Design Festival Scotland
Content Managed Website for GDFS
We have supported the festival since 2015 by building a customised WordPress website each year to manage the poster competition.
Graphic Design Festival Scotland is an international organisation promoting creativity, innovation, collaboration and challenging ways of thinking through a programme of workshops, talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, competitions, music and urban murals.
Infinite Eye's hard work has streamlined our entire process and helped move the festival forward in a massive way. Infinite Eye are patient, understanding, knowledgeable and exceed our expectations each year. We would highly recommend working with them.
One of our favourite projects of 2017, the Graphic Design Festival Scotland poster generator has been name as a European Design Awards 2018 Bronze Award winner.
The poster generator was an interactive piece to promote the festival, a simple but effective process that asked visitors a series of quick-fire questions (without knowing how their choices impacted on the end result) and then using an algorithm produced a unique poster each time based on the festivals 2017 identity.
The generator was a collaborative piece of work, with Infinite Eye developing the generator website alongside design agencies Warriors Studio and Graphical House.
1200+ posters were created within an hour of the project launch, which was way beyond anyone’s expectations.
You can have a go yourself here at last count over 33000 posters had been generated!
Each year the festival branding is a collaboration between festival organisers Warriors Studio and a local design agency, the 2017 identity was designed by Graphical House and Warriors Studio. For the past 3 years we have handled technical development, hosting and management of the website.
The site is based around WordPress (with some customisation for specific sections) and is managed in-house by the GDFS team.
The Competition System
We developed a backend system integrated with Amazon S3 to handle the international poster competition. Participants can upload up to 3 entries alongside the submission form, and a custom backend allows judges to browse entries and score them. This was a great step forward for managing this important part of the festival.
The competition aims to showcase and celebrate contemporary poster design from around the world and in 2015 had 3432 entries from 83 countries.
Happy 5th Birthday to GDFS!
The festival cerebrates its 5th birthday this year (2018 for any time travellers)
@infiniteeye have been taking care of the technical development of the GDFS website for 4 years now and nothing phases them!
If you’re looking for a bespoke website or app - give the infinite eye team a call!
Thank you Infinite Eye for supporting us as always!