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Kyoorius Designyatra Day 1: Design Icon David Carson Calls Out Lazy Design

This year's theme, "On The Contrary" celebrates contrarianism, and brings together 25 global speakers over a period of three days to Goa, India.

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Living legend David Carson closed the first day of Kyoorius Designyatra 2019 with a fantastic retrospective of his impressive career. Carson's boundary-breaking typography in the 1990s, in Ray Gun magazine and other pop-cult books, broke the traditional sensibilities of what type on print demanded from a reader, and left the 1,050+ delegates inspired with his journey.

Day 1 of India's biggest design conference also included stellar long-format talks from American illustrator and muralist maverick Timothy Goodman, who used his projects to talk about finding his own voice.

Interactive designer Kelli Anderson explored how design can harness invisible forces in the world. Known for her design, animation, illustration work and projects including a paper record player, Kelli wowed the delegates at Kyoorius Designyatra 2019 with several examples of contrarian thought.

The first day of Kyoorius Designyatra 2019 also saw Indian designer Ayaz Basrai, who took the delegates through the various works and ideas from his design studio, The Busride. KDY19 started off with an exciting talk by Architect and Fouding Partner of Space & X, Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen who introduced the delegates at #KDY to concepts and ideas such as "Dumbfidance" and "Disruplomacy".

Voted as one of the most well-curated design conferences in the world by Creative Review, Designyatra is now in its fourteenth edition. Attended by over 18000 delegates since it began, Designyatra showcases the most innovative, inspiring, and disruptive professionals from the design community and beyond.  

This year's theme, "On The Contrary" celebrates contrarianism, and brings together 25 global speakers over a period of three days to Goa, India. Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder CEO of Kyoorius says, "The 14th edition of Kyoorius Designyatra allows the participants to not only discuss the latest trends in creativity, brand, design and digital but also creates a unique pool of varied creative minds from across the world.


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