100 Best Posters 15: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

17.06.2016 to 26.06.2016
Kulturforum

For the tenth time, the Kunstbibliothek, in cooperation with the association “100 Beste Plakate e.V.", presents a selection of this year's best posters, as chosen by an independent jury. Each year's jury is entirely new: the chair this year is Professor Gunter Rambow (Güstrow, Germany), and the jury also includes Günter Eder (Vienna, Austria), Igor Gurovich (Moscow, Russia), Professor Patrick Thomas (Barcelona, Spain and Berlin, Germany) and Megi Zumstein (Lucerne, Switzerland). The jurors considered a total of 964 individual posters, chosen from an initial online entry of over 2,000. The competition began fifty years ago in the former East Germany. Its aim was to raise awareness of posters as part of public visual culture, and to set standards of quality for the medium. From the very start, the competition attracted widespread interest from the general public. From 1989 on, the competition was open to entries from across a unified Germany, and fifteen years ago, it expanded to include Austria and Switzerland as well as Germany. One of the traditions of the competition is that every year responsibility for the design of the exhibition, the catalogue and the entire brand design is handed over to a new graphic designer or design team. The brand design for this year's competition is the work of the agency C2F of Lucerne, Switzerland.

After opening in Berlin, the exhibition moves on to Vienna, Nuremburg, La Chaux de Fonds, Lucerne, Dornbirn and – it is hoped – to Essen and Seoul. For an overview of the designers of the 100 winning posters, see: http://100-beste-plakate.de/wettbewerb/plakate-und-preistraeger.

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