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Graphic Matters is an international, biennial festival about graphic design. An extensive programme shows the importance of graphic design and how it impacts our daily lives.

We often don’t realise that graphic designers help us by carving order out of chaos, providing an overview of complex matters or speaking to our emotions. They visualise urgent issues so we can understand them quickly.

The seventh edition of Graphic Matters takes place from September 20th until October 27th 2019, in- and around the Stokvishallen in Breda.

An elaborate exhibition about Information Design shows the highlights of the past hundred years. Current developments become tangible in a programme of exhibitions workshops, talkshows and events.

Our programme isn’t just dedicated to designers, but also to the curious individual and anyone that deals with any kind of information professionally (journalists, analysts, scientists, statisticians, marketeers).

Graphic Matters History

2019

Seventh edition Graphic Matters

2018

Meeting Milton Glaser in New York
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2017

Vermibus posters appear in Breda
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Sixth edition of Graphic Matters

Inflatable Refugee attracts national attention
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New name: Graphic Matters!

Mr. Poopie at the Grote Markt
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2015

Current Characters Convention with Ken Garland and Mr. Bingo.
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Fifth edition of Graphic Design Festival Breda

2014

An ode to all women by Stephen ESPO Powers
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Fourth edition of Graphic Design Festival Breda

Resolute - Design Changes (2014), exhibition designed to travel
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2012

Aram Bartholl's 'MAP' in Park Valkenberg
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Third edition of Graphic Design Festival Breda

2010

Second edition of Graphic Design Festival Breda

2009

Projector Spectre 3.0: videomapping at the Grote Kerk
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2008

Geert Wilders poster causes a stir
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First edition of Graphic Design Festival Breda

2007

Team

Dennis Elbers

Founder and curator

Niek Nellen

Marketing

Zanza Loupias

Research / Production

Stein de Bont

Videographer

Ailis O'Neill

Communication

Peter Brouwers

Business developer