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100 Best Posters from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland at MAK Museum Wien

“Performing New Europe,” 2018, Atelier: Beton , Graphics: Benjamin Buchegger, Daniel Car, Oliver Hofmann , Client: Szene Salzburg, Printing: Offset 5020, Printing Technique: Offset Printing , Austria,
(© Beton / 100 Beste Plakate eV)

The MAK in Vienna, Austria, is hosting an exhibition of posters titled “100 Best Posters 17 Germany, Austria, Switzerland.” The show runs through September 23, 2018.

The exhibition features posters which carry messages ranging from humorous advertises to socially critical statements. The display contains a varied range of contemporary poster design. The competition, which is held annually, consists of an international jury and 100 winning posters from student projects to commissioned works by established graphic designers and advertising agencies. The trend with the winning posters for the 2017 edition was a strong emphasis on serial poster combinations and unconventional graphics solutions.

A five-member jury had to select the winning posters from a record number of 2,293 posters submitted by 657 different participants. The selection was held in two-stages where 45 subjects were subdivided from Germany, 50 from Switzerland, a Germany-Switzerland cooperation and four entries from Austria were awarded. “This was the fourth time winning the competition for the Austrian design studio Beton. Daniel Car, Oliver Hofmann and Benjamin Buchegger succeeded with their purely typographic interpretation of Performing New Europe for the International Performing Arts Festival in the SZENE Salzburg. The work graphically connects to the artistic tradition of decollage, an art form of the Nouveau Realisme of the early 1960s,” the museum says.

“One of the winning projects from Germany was a poster designed for the traditional sailing event ‘Kiel Week.’ It is one of the most prestigious and important order for poster design in German-speaking countries,” the museum writes. “The Heidelberger graphic artist Gotz Gramlich convinced the jury with a succinct poster in blue and white, with interplay of outlines that depicts the classic keel, sword and fin shapes.”

“100 Best Posters 17 Germany, Austria, Switzerland” runs through September 23, 2018, at Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria.

For details, visit: https://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/290235/museum-overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.


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