I’ve bought the full ticket to all three conferences of KLDW2010 (Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2010). All of the exhibitions around the city are free, but the tickets allow me in to the three, day-long conferences at the KL Convention Centre.
I was tossing up whether to purchase tickets or not when I first heard of the festival, because I didn’t really know any of the speakers. But I changed my mind for four reasons (in order of importance):
- Reza Abedini is speaking! He is one of my favourite poster designers. I actually hadn’t thought about his work for a long time, but when I saw he was speaking at the Typo-graphics conference on Friday, I knew I had to get a ticket.
- I’m currently in desperate need of design inspiration.
- I’m hoping I’ll meet some new, like-minded people to become friends with. (That sounds a little scary. Like, stalker scary…)
- The third conference, Super Ani/Motion, is about CG animation. This is something I know nothing about at all. Sitting and listening to animation speakers from around the world talk about their craft will either a) go over my head, b) bore me, or c) teach me things I never knew about. Hopefully it’s ‘c’, and I learn a great deal about animation and what’s involved.
There’s at least two full days of exhibition-/installation-going to be had, with the first day spent as CapSquare. Unfortunately, many of these exhibitions weren’t fully set up yet, which was disappointing, and made me feel a little worried that KLDW will be kinda crap. Comments on the KLDW Facebook page agree with me about CapSquare, but I’m keeping positive that the other exhibitions, especially the one’s at the National Museum, are a hell of a lot better.
I’ll let y’all know how I go.
I’ll leave you with a few choice poster designs by Reza Abedini, which I’ve unashamedly stolen from his website: