Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival, the second annual showcase, Brings Design Ideas to the Streets. It combines graphic, interior, industrial and urban design talent.

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Design can solve problems, so says Linda Norlen the biggest contributive to the coordination of the second Seattle Design Festival, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

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This year, the festival is centered at The Design Block, an area in South Lake Union that features six cargo containers transformed into exhibition spaces, including: a pop-up retail shop for locally designed products; the FYI Poster Show, an “infographic” competition coordinates the intersection of typography and information; and an “urban intervention showcase,” in which local designers offer a playful take on outdoor space. All activities are handled for local design folks.

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Outside Seattle Design Festival block, it’s possible to attend design lectures, tours and films, and witness designers in the act of solving problems.

You can also enjoy food tastings, a beer garden, music, and more. The “Design Block” (John St between 9th and Westlake) is free and open to the public, Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23.

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If you this is not enough to your well-designed heart desires, don’t worry: Design in Public plans to offer new events throughout the year.

For more information on the Seattle Design Festival, please visit their website.

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