quinta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2010

Positive Posters announces 2010 finalists

Melbourne (Australia) - After a week of so of speculation, the 2010 finalists for Positive Posters have been announced. This annual design competition aims is to inspire individuals and make a positive difference in the lives of people everywhere.

This year, designers worldwide were asked to respond to the theme of "A Glass half full." The event organisers couldn't be more happy with the quality of the finalists.

The finalists (in order of submission date):

* Rich Smith (England)
* Woo Jin Lee (South Korea)
* James Smart (UK)
* Kayla Turner (USA)
* Ipek Turk (Australia)
* Tuan Tuan (Hong Kong)
* Ron Whitfeild (Australia)
* Damon Armstrong-Porter (Australia)
* Mike Nguyen (Australia)
* Cecilie Larssen Lonning (Norway)
* Tim Swainson (Thailand)
* China Stylus (Hong Kong)
* Hilary Sloane (Australia)
* Amelia Ericksen (Australia)
* Peter Fong (Australia)
* Quentin Brown (Australia)
* Tom Shanahan (Australia)
* Gus Beeforth (Australia)
* Micah Scott (Australia)
* Jeremy Arnold (Australia)
* Nicholas Cary (Australia)
* Sam Ziino (Australia)
* Peter Borg (Australia)
* Wolfgang Steinbauer (Austria)
* Jesse Mallon (Australia)
* Mike Witcombe (Australia)
* Terry Chisholm (New Zealand)
* Hailey McKenzie (Australia)
* Carlo Mussett (Australia)

View the finalists' work in the online gallery: http://positive-posters.com/gallery/2010/finalists/

quinta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2010

Good 50X70 2010 posters selected

Milano (Italy) – The Good 50x70 jury has finished its deliberations and selected the 210 posters among the submissions received in response to the call for entries. Participation in Good 50x70 has been growing steadily over the years, demonstrating greater awareness and passion for social change and for the message chosen by their partner organisations. In the current edition,
Good 50x70 received 2357 posters coming from 70 countries around the world.

The 210 posters include 30 from each of the seven briefs promoted for 2010:

* Play for Africa (Endorsed by AMREF)
* Freedom to travel (Endorsed by LILA)
* Take action against mafias (Endorsed by “LIBERA, Associations, names and numbers against mafias”)
* Whale shortage: a sanctuary empties by the day (Endorsed by GREENPEACE)
* The uncertainty of the cure (Endorsed by EMERGENCY)
* For a path out of poverty, take the human rights route (Endorsed by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL)
* Year of the Tiger (Endorsed by WWF)

As Good 50x70 has gained more visibility, this year, the exhibition will be held in a public display in the centre of Milan from via Dante to piazza Cordusio. Additionally, the project Good 50x70 will also be running in Istanbul, Turkey, where our association will run a workshop from Wednesday, 29 September to Sunday, 3 October 2010.

More: http://www.icograda.org/news/year/2010_news/articles1944.htm

Golden Bee 9 Laureates announced

Moscow (Russian Federation) - On 2 September 2010, the laureates for the Golden Bee 9, Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design, were announced at the Central House of Artists Concert Hall.

The winners of the current edition of the international, Icograda-endorsed award scheme are:

sexta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2010

Positive Posters

Positive Posters is an international poster competition that publishes positive design in and around city streets all over the world. The aim is to inspire individuals and make a positive difference in the lives of people everywhere. The competition was started in March 2009 from Melbourne, receiving 339 entries from 53 countries in its inaugural year, and bill posted the winning entry over 3000 times within Melbourne, with the hope it would make people smile. It worked.

Founded by Nick Hallam, the competition set out to show that graphic design can help people, and to connect the work of graphic designers with the wider community.


Call for entries
2010 is here, and this year's theme is, "A Glass half full." Those who succeed in life are often those who manage to see the world optimistically and value the opportunities that it provides them with. This year, we would like the graphic design community to respond to this theme, so that this important message of optimism can be visually spread across our global community.

The annual Positive Poster competition is open to all designers worldwide (whether student, professional or otherwise). Entry is Free, however donation entry is encouraged. Only one poster per entity may be submitted.

Submission details
1. Design a poster responding to the theme, "A Glass half full."
2. Upload a 72dpi version of a portrait A3 (210 x 420mm) poster by 5pm AEST 10 September 2010 to www.positive-posters.com. It must be in CMYK and .jpeg formats. Please design all artwork at A1 (594 x 841mm), 300dpi for final submission.
3. Submit a rationale describing how your design solution answers the brief with a maximum of 100 words.

As each entry is submitted they will be approved by our submissions coordinator and uploaded to our online gallery.

Deadline for submissions
10 September 2010, 17:00 AEST

Selection of winner
After 10 September, Positive Posters will review the entries and shortlist 30 posters for inclusion in the exhibition. From this shortlist, our five international judges will choose first, second and third place winning entries.

International Jury
Michel Bouvet France
Bobby Solomon United States of America
David Pidgeon Australia
Michaela Webb Australia
Dean Poole New Zealand
Rico Lins Brazil

Announcement of winner and exhibition
Results of the competition will officially be announced on October 12 at the Exhibition Launch at No Vacancy Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, and published on www.positive-posters.com.

Where: No Vacancy, QV complex, Melbourne, Australia.
When: 12-19 October 2010

Winning entrant receives Adobe Creative Suite Standard CS5 and a Wacom Intuos 4 drawing tablet valued together at $2550.

More: http://www.positive-posters.com/