quinta-feira, 27 de maio de 2010

21st International Poster and Graphic Arts Festival of Chaumont

The International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont came into life from a collection of vintage posters, which Gustave Dutailly had passed on to the town. The zeal with which this man collected images of his time, and discerned their quality, is behind this French cultural collection that concerns graphic designers as much as the inhabitants of Chaumont. For 21 years now, the Festival has accompanied poster-making and its development by organising an annual international poster competition endorsed by Icograda.

This meeting place with the profession is a rare opportunity to follow up on and confront contemporary development, to plot - year over year - the scenes for its quality and value. 100 to 120 selected posters will be exhibited during the Festival, the highlight of which is the awards ceremony.

Once the awards and exhibitions are over, the selected posters become part of the collection of contemporary posters built up over 21 years of Festival. This association between the contemporary collection and the Dutailly collection is the foundation of the project of an International Graphic Design Centre (CIG). Graphic design in Chaumont is already focusing on the CIG before its construction and for the first time, the International Competition will allow to build up a selection of French posters intended to highlight graphic design in France and to encourage commissions of value, by means of carrying through exhibitions and mediation following the Festival.

International Poster Competition and selection of the best French Posters
For the first time, the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont is organising a selection of the best French posters concurrently with the International Competition. Posters or series of posters, meeting following criteria can compete for this national selection.

Deadline for entries: 8 April 2010

First Prize: 7500 EUR
Second Prize: 4500 EUR
Third Prize: 3000 EUR

The Competition "Students, All to Chaumont!"
For its 21 edition, the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont has chosen the question : "Graphic design, qu'est-ce que c'est ?" as the theme of its student competition.

Deadline for entries: 2 April 2010

More: http://www.chaumont-graphisme.com/

Poster for Tomorrow announces call for entries 2010

Paris (France) - 10 October 2010 (10/10/10) is the World and European Day against the Death Penalty. On this day poster for tomorrow will hold 100 exhibitions in 100 cities of posters calling for universal abolition of the death sentence. Designers everywhere are invited to submit an original poster for the competition to be one of the 100 exhibited around the world.

poster for tomorrow believes in design, and posters, as a medium to inspire social change. What you create as an artist, graphic designer or art director can inform, provoke emotion and motivate people to action. It's a great gift. And a gift you can use to inspire change in the world. poster for tomorrow believes the death penalty is a violation of human rights and that it has no place in modern society. And that's what it wants to change in 2010.

Working with Amnesty International, the Council of Europe, Reporters Without Borders and the World coalition against the Death Penalty, poster for tomorrow will raise awareness of this cause. One poster is a start. But hundreds, thousands, become a movement that cannot be denied.

Bianca Jagger: "As Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador for the Abolition of the Death Penalty, I am pleased to support poster for tomorrow. Artists are an integral part of the fabric of society; and if they choose to, they can have a great impact on people's hearts and minds. They can vividly illustrate the horror of capital punishment. I urge artists to participate in the poster for tomorrow initiative."

Call for entries
poster for tomorrow will reward the best 100 designs (as selected by the online jury) by including them in the "Death is not Justice" exhibition, to be held in 100 locations worldwide on 10 October 2010. A book about the exhibition will be published.

Ten designs, as chosen by the live jury, will become part of the permanent collection of a number of prestigious design museums worldwide.

More: http://www.posterfortomorrow.org/

segunda-feira, 3 de maio de 2010

Winners of the Culture Counts: UNESCO Poster Competition

Design 21 announced the winners of Culture Counts, whose posters best illustrate the notion of "rapprochement of cultures."

Reflecting the global theme of the Culture Counts competition, Design 21 received over 1,180 entries from 82 countries that creatively express the importance of exchange, dialogue and harmony between cultures.

The Overall Winner was awarded $2,000 plus an invitation from Unesco to attend the International Festival of Cultural Diversity in May 2010.

Two "D21 Judge's Picks" were handpicked to receive $500.

In addition, 47 other works will be displayed online or in a special poster exhibition at Unesco headquarters in Paris that coincides with the Festival.

More: http://www.dexigner.com/jump/news/20566

ICON6: The Illustration Conference

ICON6 The Illustration Conference will be held July 14-17 in Los Angeles at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena CA.

The conference will present over 60 speakers who cover a wide-range of topics that transform the industry, in Main Stage, Workshops, Tours, Exhibits, Parties and Roundtable discussions over 4 days.

More: http://www.dexigner.com/jump/news/20572