Rene Wanner's Poster Blog

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Gniezno Encounters with the Poster - Denmark 

Miroslaw Adamczyk made the poster at left for an exhibition of danish posters from the collection of the National Museum in Poznan (PL) Gniezno Encounters with the Poster - Denmark that runs from November 5, 2004 until February 27, 2005, at the Muzeum Poczatkow Panstwa Polskiego w Gnieznie, in Gniezno, Poland.
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Friday, December 24, 2004

Moscow Conceptual Posters from the 1990's 

The new russian book "Moscow Conceptual Posters from the 1990's" will be presented at the cultural center "Dom" on December 28 at 1900. It is a catalogue of an exhibition at the State Tretiakov Gallery, and includes posters by Iurii Bokser, Aleksandr Chantsev, Erik Belousov, Igor Gulitov, Anna Naumova, Boris Trofimov, Evgenii Dobrovinskii, Erken Kagarov, Elena Kitaeva, Andrei Logvin, Vladimir Chaika and many others. Book design is by Iurii Surkov, with texts by Sergei Serov.

The cultural center "Dom" is on Bolshoi Ovchinnikovskii Pereulok 24, Stroenie 4, next to Novokuznetskaia metro station.

The poster at left was designed by Erik Belousov for a concert and exhibition of Vladimir Tarasov. The news is from KAK magazine, where you find more images.

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Thursday, December 23, 2004

St. Moritz posters in St. Moritz 

The swiss mountain resort St.Moritz has just opened the "St. Moritz Design Gallery" in the underground parking Serletta. The gallery consists of 31 illuminated showcases and is open 24 hours on 365 days of the year.

The first exhibition from December 18, 2004 till mid March 2005 is called "75 Jahre Marke St. Moritz. Plakate" and celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous logo created by graphic designer Walter Herdeg in 1930, on the initiative of his friend Walter Amstutz who was St. Moritz's publicity manager (Kurdirektor) at that time.

Amstutz and Herdeg are well know to graphic designers as the authors of "Who's Who in Graphic Art", and so is the curator of the first exhibition, Karl Wobmann, the longtime head of the poster collection of the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Zuerich. The Gallery is sponsored by Credit Suisse. Emile Cardinaux designed the poster on the cover of the catalogue in 1917.

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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Reza Abedini Group Poster Exhibition in Mashad, Iran 


[CHAR-GOOSH] Group Poster Exhibition

by Reza Abedini and 8 young Graphic Designers:

Morteza Akoochakian
Maryam Enayati
Farhad Fozouni
Amirali Ghasemi
Behrad Javanbakht
Iman Raad
Reyhaneh Sheikhbahaei
Soha Shirvani

in Mashad, Iran

29 dec.2004 - 6 jan. 2005 (9-17 Dey 1383) - 9am-8pm
Opening: 29 dec.- 5pm
Address:Shariati complex, Sera Adabiat, Mashad, Iran.

Iman Raad made the exhibition poster.

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Friday, December 17, 2004

Sergei Voichenko 1955 - 2004 

I am sorry to hear that the belorussian poster designer Sergei Voichenko has died in Minsk (BY) on December 9, 2004, as I just learned from Andrei Logvin's Blog. Logvin calls him "one of the brightest characters of post-Soviet artistic space".

Voichenko was a partner, with Vladimir Tsesler, at Artdesignstudio in Minsk, and their web site shows a rich portfolio of advertising, social and cultural posters. The one at left, with the title "Made in New Russia", earned them an honorary mention at the 16. Warsaw Poster Biennial in 1998.

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Monday, December 13, 2004

Ukraina Solidarnist - Solidarnist Iushchenko 

Peter Pocs from Budapest sent me this poster in support of the ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Iushchenko. Orange is the color of the opposition party that is challenging the last presidential elections, the red star is a symbol of the soviet empire.
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Sunday, December 12, 2004

Thesis on mexican political posters by Jose Manuel Morelos 

Jose Manuel Morelos, a graphic designer and researcher at the University of Veracruz in Xalapa, Mexico, showed me an inkjet version of his thesis entitled "30 anos de cartel politico en Mexico 1966 - 1996" which will be published in book form next year. It is a major scholarly work, with hundreds of illustrations. Morelos also won this year's "Carlos Lozano Award", given to most distinguished young mexican graphic designers at the 8th International Poster Biennial in Mexico 2004, and had a personal exhibition at the Instituto de Artes Plasticas in Xalapa.

His friends tease him by calling him Jose Maria Morelos, as the famous mexican patriot and general of the independence war. To make things clear about his identy, he designed a poster pointing out that "Jose Ma. Morelos" is an "Investigador: pubico y privado", which you find by following the link to the winner's page above.

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Saturday, December 11, 2004

Tahamtan Aminian has a new web site 

Tahamtan Aminian from Tehran, who recently won an honorable mention at the Mexico Poster Biennial 2004 has just opened a web site.

The poster at left, from his portfolio, is called "3rd war, face to face with the birth of human race".

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Thursday, December 09, 2004

ZGRAF 9 Award winners announced 

The winners of the International Exhibition of Graphic Design and Visual Communication ZGRAF 9 in Zagreb (HR) were announced on November 18, 2004 on the ICOGRADA news.

The Grand Prix went to Stefan Sagmeister, the ICOGRADA Excellence Award to Gianni Bortolotti (see poster for Frank Lloyd Wright at left), and honorable mentions include Michel Bouvet and Milton Glaser.

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Holiday Poster Selection 

The International Poster Gallery in Boston MA (USA) presents their 11th Annual Special Holiday Selection with this interesting poster from Jules-Alexandre Gruen, made in 1900 and inviting you to the night club La Cigale in Paris.
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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The end of a famous poster competition in Switzerland 

The yearly swiss poster competition "Plakat des Jahres" that was started in 1941 has come to an end, as I found out by chance in an official press communication from the "Bundesamt fuer Kultur" (a section of the Swiss Federal Departement of Home Affairs) Nach 63 Jahren Ende des Wettbewerbs "Plakat des Jahres" (bis 2001 "Schweizer Plakate des Jahres"), dated September 28, 2004.

The text puts the blame for the end of the traditional and prestigious event on a declining interest in the competition and it's results, particularly from the advertising industry.

At the same time, the swiss graphic designers Melk Imboden, Stephan Bundi and Paula Troxler win a whopping 25% of all prizes in an international poster competition in Korea where 2112 posters from 44 countries were received (see the blog item below), so I see some contradiction in the valuation of swiss poster design, as seen from inside and outside of the country.

The poster above for the competition in 1996 was made by Rosmarie Tissi from Odermatt & Tissi.

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Winners of the 2nd Korea International Poster Biennale 

Hani Ashtarijafari from Tehran just called my attention to the web site with the Results of the 2nd Korea International Poster Biennale.

The winners include Melchior Imboden, Park Kum Jun, Stephan Bundi, Reza Abedini, Kan Tai-Keung, Gerwin Schmidt, Nojiri Paisaku, and Uwe Loesch in the professional section,

and Daniel Wiesmann, Fong Pak Kin, Seo Chung Kae, and Paula Troxler in the student section.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Post no bills ! 

Rene Grohnert and I are collecting pictures of signs that attempt to forbid posting, like "Plakate ankleben verboten" in german, "defense d'afficher" in french or "no anunciar" in spanish. This particular example comes from my recent trip to Hong Kong.

If you have more examples, we would appreciate if you could send them to me ( wanner(at)datacomm.ch ), maybe we can make a web exhibition some day.

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Monday, December 06, 2004

Psychedelic posters from San Francisco 

The Musee de la Publicite in Paris is showing an exhibition Psy[k]e / Off the Wall, Affiches de San Francisco 1966-1969 from December 9, 2004 to March 27, 2005, with 200 posters from Wes Wilson, Victor Moscoso, David Singer and others, for music groups like the Doors, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead ...
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Sunday, December 05, 2004

Morteza Momayez receives Academy of Art award in Tehran 

Morteza Momayez (AGI, IGDS) received the 2004 National Prize of Art and Science from the Academy of Art in Tehran on December 2, 2004, in recognition of his work for graphic design in Iran. This is not only a great honor for him, but also for the whole iranian design community.

If you would like to congratulate him, I am sure he would enjoy your message to momayez@graphiciran.com

News received from Majid Abbasi

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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Results of the Hong Kong Poster Triennial 2004 

The winners of the Hong Kong Poster Triennial 2004 were announced on Friday, November 26 at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and include Sebastien Curtois, Cai Shi Wei, David Tartakover, Joseph Foo, Freeman Lau Siu-hong, Reza Abedini, He Jianping, Shin Matsunaga, Jacques Koeweiden and Paul Postma, Koji Iyama, Tsukamoto Akihiko, Sandy Choi, Xia Wenxi, Tsang Kin-Wah.
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Results of The 3rd International Poster Biennial, Ningbo, China 

The results of the competition are on the chinese website DesignOnLine and include Anette Lenz / Vincent Perottet, Guang Yu, Ralph Schraivogel, Shin Matsunaga, Cyan, Martin Woodtli, Stefan Sagmeister, Vladimir Chaika, Franz Scholz, Oded Ezer, Shinmura Norito, Zhang Yufei, Au Tak - Shing Benny, Oded Ezer, Tadanori Yokoo, Philippe Apeloig, Li Jiong, Nakajima Hideki, Chen Zhengda.
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