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Digifest 4 – Call for Designs

The 4th annual Digifest takes place in November 2017 on DUT campuses. The Festival provides a platform for creative and multimedia projects across disciplines and fields such as visual and performing arts. It promotes collaboration across art, science and technology.

The Festival’s broad objectives are to: facilitate the integration of arts and digital technologies; promote partnerships & interdisciplinary collaboration; encourage entrepreneurship, and advance social innovation.

Contributions take the form of exhibitions, presentations, performances, activations, installations, demonstrations and workshops.

2017 Digifest Theme: glitch

We invite contributions that engage, contest, celebrate and question the idea of malfunctions, technical mishaps and imperfections in systems. Creative projects need to speak to both the purity of code and numbers but also about disruption and subversion of formats, spaces, places and technologies. It is about questioning and going beyond traditional notions of art – in an interdisciplinary, multimedia world, where design and creativity merge and interact with science and technology.

Design Call

Design Brief

We are looking for a creative campaign, which will represent the theme of this year’s festival as described above. This can be interpreted in a number of mediums, however, needs to be presented as an A1 poster in PDF and able to be converted to a number of different formats to roll out for t-shirts, web and social media. We would like to be able to extract elements such as the typography for some of these formats.

Deliverables include:

A1 Event poster

Year specific event typography (Extracted from poster design)


The top two design will be awarded one of two Intuos Tablets worth over R5000 compliments of DDS www.directservices.co.za the official Wacom distribution partner for Southern Africa. 

Poster Details:

The Faculty of Arts and Design Presents


6 – 11 November

DUT Campuses and other venues


(Logo strip)


PDF submission to be made to digifest@dut.ac.za