Pictoplasma, the Festival of contemporary character design and artwith screenings, lectures and presentations is now concluded. The Pictoplasma Berlin Festival brings together an international scene of artists, directors, designers and agencies, offering a unique forum for all those working with – or simply loving – the visualisation and application of contemporary character design. Whether illustration, animation, graphic design, urban vinyl, street or fine art – the emphasis is not on the limits of style or format, but on the shared dedication to explore character-driven aesthetics. The lively exchange between the various disciplines highlights the importance of characters in contemporary visual culture. All the work’s of the festival is included in the publication Pen To Paper with projects by Allison Schulnik, Shoboshobo, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, John Casey, Luke Ramsey, Eric Shaw, Seth Scriver, Joey Haley, Mark DeLong, Kerozen and many more.