QVED nibbles the Netherlands

Soul food – for magazine makers and lateral thinkers, wordsmiths and picture-wrights, storytellers and chroniclers. QVED is back: text kisses design, transformation kisses tradition, Munich nibbles the Netherlands and food magazines canoodle with hungry visitors. Newspapers, blogs and columns, independent and public, niche and corporate – the QVED takes editorial at its word. It clears a path through the media forest, exposing its designers to the light of day and the eyes of the world.

The fourth international Editorial Design Conference will see magazine makers offering insights into new global trends and surprising counter-trends, and examining contemporary transformations. Gathering under the question, “Quo Vadis Editorial Design?” (QVED for short), designers, journalists and publishers discuss their latest work, providing a glimpse into their successful and failed projects alike, and showing examples from others who have inspired them. Europe’s largest conference on editorial design is more than conference by and for editors: it is pure inspiration for designers from every field.

Hot topics 2016
_ Text Kisses Design: Collaboration between editorial and graphics
_ Transformation Kisses Tradition: Reshaping digital
_ Munich Kisses The Netherlands: Editorial design among the Dutch – a look at the MCBW 2016 Partner Country.

And there’s more
_ Sessions on magazine photography and illustration
_ Exhibitions, workshops and a party


  • QVIG, the little sister of QVED, is a Saturday-morning, half-day conference focussing on information graphics in editorial design. Tickets available as stand-alone or combined with other events.
  • QVED is curated and hosted by Boris Kochan, Horst Moser and Steven Watson. In co-operation with Mike Koedinger, Kati Krause and Jeremy Leslie.
    The little sister-conference QVIG is curated by Michael Stoll and Boris Kochan.
  • QVED is an annual event and is part of the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW). QVED is held in the Alte Kongresshalle (Old Congress Hall) within the MCBW Forum. With support from Bayern Design GmbH and the Bavarian State Ministry for Commerce and Media, Energy and Technology.

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