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Annual International Publishing Design Forum

The Importance of Rethinking Design


The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) is a professional meeting place that is ideal for encouraging discussion and reflection on publishing industry topics. Among this year’s professional development activities, the International Publishing Design Forum will be held for the fifth time. Its program will include specialized round tables, conferences, and workshops aimed at publishing designers, graphic designers, editors, illustrators, and students who are interested in learning more about the publishing design trade.

The program is organized by FIL Guadalajara in conjunction with Anáhuac University. Its objective is to find possible answers to publishing designers’ general queries in relation to their performance, and share different perspectives on modernizing the trade’s creative and productive processes.
The inaugural keynote address will discuss the profession’s main mystery: why do designers want to design books? Based on this starting point, a range of topics are proposed for other activities to share viewpoints and experiences in relation to the central theme: the importance of rethinking design.

We will also offer workshops to Forum participants. The workshops will be both practical and theoretical and will take place during the morning on Tuesday November 27.





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