Future Format is a project combining an exhibition and a written manifest. It presents five theses that either criticise or speculate the future of print. The project started from an interest in the future of print publishing and frustration towards the discussion around the “death” of print.

The exhibition was held during the Helsinki Design Week 8–11 September 2017. In the exhibition, five theses were presented in the form of visual installations in the showroom. The installations question the current situation of the publishing platforms, play with their possibilities from the point of view of both different senses and sustainable development, and emphasise the characteristic features of prints and the digital world. 

The written part “Manifest for Post-Digital Publications” explains the research behind the project. It was created based on the discussions between the designers and the questions that emerged during the project.

Overall, Future Format was created for the readers to demand better reading experiences, the designers to think about the differences between prints and digital designs, and to inspire the people working with reading technology of the possibilities of the future. The project didn’t strive to find concrete solutions but provided a platform for discussion, inspiration, and questioning.

Project is done in collaboration with designer Tino Nyman
Photography: Tiina Eronen & Aleksi Tikkala
3d animations: Jenni Pasanen


Future Format
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Future Format

Exhibition designed to speculate the future of print.
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