In the first weekend of September (1.-4.9.) the curious minded gather together at the FAQ festival in the very most western part of Austria, the Bregenzerwald. A compilation of lectures, talks, concerts, and culinary experiences, the stunning natural and architectural surroundings of the area will give a stage to the festival-style symposium aiming to answer frequently asked questions about – well, everything socially relevant. Dealing with topics from the past and present, revealing the connection between traditions and the contemporary, everything from design to the culinary world is discussed. Organized by Friendship.is, the 4-day weekend has an impressive roster, including the Vorarlberg native graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, who will be giving a talk titled “Beauty?”. You can book tickets for specific events here (some are for free).
With a motto like “Potential for a good time”, the visual identity of the festival is full of life, heart, and humor. Created by local design agency Super BfG, the dynamic identity is built around the topics on hand, playing with minimal use of color relying heavily on icons and bold typography. Fitting for a festival dealing with questions, the design creates endless iterations and adaptations with a light and playful touch. The bold colors demand attention and create a compelling contrast with the surrounding nature.