Signals from the Periphery was an international graphic design event that took place in 2017 at the Tallinn Art Hall in Estonia. The project brought together urgent developments in graphic design with a focus on practices that extend the field. These practices often expand into other cultural fields, while creating new hybrid forms, as well as seeking out new economic models to sustain themselves.
Signals from the Periphery encompassed an exhibition at the Tallinn Art Hall, a satellite exhibition at the EKA Gallery, an extensive public programme and a book that was published by EKA Press. The book is accompanied by the eighth issue of Dark and Stormy, a fanzine about writer’s block, black holes and surprising comebacks by Rustan Söderling and Bart de Baets, specially produced on the occasion of the exhibition Signals from the Periphery.