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A place where
global design meets
local context

At Eastern Design Conference, we explore this relationship.
Join us on 8 – 9 November 2019 in Košice, Slovakia!

speakers

Martina
Pauková

slovakia

​​Currently the most famous Slovak illustrator, that remains unknown in Slovakia. Martina Pauková is represented by one of the most known illustration agencies in the world—Agent Pekka. Her work has skyrocketed in popularity in the last couple of years. Creating humorous, jam-packed images in a trademark palette and Memphis-inspired patterns have built her an increasingly impressive list of clients like Google, Apple, New Yorker, Cannes Lions, Washington Post and many more.​​

​​Martina comes to Eastern to talk about her journey: from serving coffee at Starbucks to the Mount Everest of the illustration world.
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Samuel
Čarnoký

slovakia

This year's Slovak Design Award laureate, design teacher and one of the leading Slovak typographers, Samo Čarnoký, teaches visual communication at Technical University of Košice. As a designer, he focuses on type design, book and editorial design. He significantly helps to spread the awareness of Slovak design internationally as author/co-author of publications about Slovak temporary typography (Fonts SK), and its tradition (NEONa).

Samo comes to Eastern to talk about the strongest generation of Slovak typography so far, and its unexpected connection to graffiti.

Martina Pecina
+ Žufánek

slovakia

Felix Pfäffli and Raphael Leutenegger are an independent design studio based in Lucerne, Switzerland that creates visual concepts. They work internationally with clients like Nike, Google, Hermès or The New York Times as well as more locally with institutions like Wanderlust or the Nuits Sonores Festival in France, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Südpol or the Luzerner Theater.

more speakers to be announced soon!

speakers

Martina
Pauková

slovakia

Samuel
Čarnoký

slovakia

location

Tabačka
Kulturfabrik

košice, slovakia

​​Tabačka Kulturfabrik is a unique center and open area for art, creativity and cooperation in Košice, Slovakia. Grounds of the former tobacco factory on Gorky Street offers 2500 m2 of contemporary art, concerts, theaters, performances, movies, education, cooperation and also trendy bistro and other services.

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about

First ever edition of Eastern Design Conference on 26 – 27 October 2018 featured talks by Liv Siddal, Martin Bajaník +  YEME, CZECHDESIGN, David Gauquelin, Studio Marvil + TON, Studio Feixen, Erik Sikora, Jan Franciszek Cieślak, Petra Dočekalová, Peter Hajdin + LUNTER and Lars Harmsen / Slanted.