POSTERHEROES

A Poster for Integration

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We live in a globalized society, in which all of us come into contact with different cultures, languages and customs on a daily basis. “Contact” can be direct, when different ethnic groups coexist in the same place or interact with one another, or indirect, namely from shopping at the supermarket to using terms borrowed from other languages which have now become everyday communication elements.
In the process of integration, words like migrant and host are temporary actors on the same stage, though have different roles; the first must be able to adapt and learn, the second available and open. The migrant begins a new life in an unknown environment, the host must be able to welcome an individual whose history, customs and thought are hardly known to him. In this context, our task should be to promote dialogue, human rights, safeguarding of peace, sustainable development and, last but not least, global citizenship. By now, the Other should no longer be unknown and distant, but an integral part of the process of growth and collective enrichment.
Considering migration as a “transfusion” of ideas, cultures and “knowledge”:
What is the importance of migrations, migrants and diversity for a nation?
What does it mean to overcome the fear of the Other?
What are the physical or virtual boundaries that hinder integration processes?
Who is the global citizen of the future?
The Contest intends to make people aware of integration and acceptance issues, and to enhance “diversity” as a resource upon which to build “tomorrow’s” communities.
Regulation Brief

Selection Panel

Baugasm

Vasjen Katro, visual designer and creative director, also known as Baugasm, came to graphic design through music; he was an electronic music producer some years ago. When he signed his first contract with a label, he wanted to created the artwork of his first EP by himself. That was the first time he explored graphic design on a real product. Baugasm is well-known for his a-poster-a-day project. He has been creating one poster everyday for 2 years. Even when he ended up in the hospital with two broken ribs, he asked for his laptop and kept creating posters. “Most of the time, it’s just experimentation until I’m happy and tell myself to stop,” he says, “knowing when to stop is part of being a designer. You have to learn when to finish a project. I could spend hours designing one poster”.

Malika Favre

Malika Favre is a French artist based in London. Her bold, minimal style – often described as Pop Art meets OpArt – is a striking lesson in the use of positive/negative space and colour. Her work always springs from a strong narrative core and is intended to provoke the imagination – with a bit of humour, a touch of sexiness, and a re-imagination of the ordinary.
The governing principle in all of Malika’s work is ‘less is more.’ Malika studied Graphic Design in Paris at the ENSAAMA before moving to the UK in 2004 to pursue her career as an illustrator. She joined the multidisciplinary studio, Airside, in 2006 working as a designer and illustrator and directing animation projects. In 2011, Malika launched her own business as an independent illustrator and artist. Since then, her unmistakable style has established her as one of the UK’s most sought after graphic artists. Malika’s clients include The New Yorker, Vogue, the Fashion Council and Penguin Books, amongst many others.
In parallel to her career as a commercial illustrator, Malika continues to develop a body of personal work.

Studio Mut

Studio Mut was founded by Thomas Kronbichler and Martin Kerschbaumer, and is now — in its fourth year — considered «one of the most vibrant graphic design studios in Italy» (Grafik Magazine, London). The Studio Mut team consists of between three and four people, all of whom are designers. Their work includes identity, print, editorial and web design for clients spanning art, culture and commerce. They are known for their exuberant style, both in person and in their work, and for creating grand and colourful works with an air of both playfulness and seriousness. Kronbichler and Kerschbaumer are members of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

Magoz

Magoz, (Barcelona 1989). Through a poetic language, he conceives his way of expression focusing on the conceptual value of the images. Always aiming for minimalism and simplicity, the elements are reduced to the minimum, resulting in images using powerful colors, without strokes, gradients or ornaments but full of meaning.
He develops conceptual illustrations for newspapers, magazines and advertising for clients from around the world as The New York Times, Scientific American, Pentagram, Vodafone, SEAT, Ogilvy, SCPF, Flipboard, Medium.com, Wired Magazine. His work has been recognized internationally with awards, shortlists and selections as the Society of Illustrators of NY, AOI Illustration Awards, American Illustration, 3×3, among many others.
In 2013, he started a nomadic adventure that has brought him to live in countries as United Kingdom, Finland, Japan, Serbia, Malaysia, Thailand or The Philippines.
He is now based in Malmö, Sweden.

Fidel Peña

Fidel Peña is a creative director and co-founder of Underline Studio. His projects at Underline have included identity and branding for the University of Toronto, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Universities Canada and campaigns and publications for Google, UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency, Audi and the National Gallery of Canada. Fidel’s work has received numerous accolades from across Canada, the US and Europe, including from Communication Arts, the Type Directors Club, Laus, the Art Directors Club, Graphis, and D&AD, and he has lectured on design topics in Spain, Mexico and Canada. He was born in El Salvador, is the former president of the Advertising and Design Club of Canada and is currently a board member of Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art.

Mohammad Afshar

Mohammad (Sina) Afshar was born in 1984 in Iran. He is a Graphic Designer and an Art Director. He has won more than 50 National and International awards and honors. His works have been exhibited in more than 160 national & international graphic exhibition, festivals, biennial, triennial and at last but not least. He has been a member of the Pre-selection board and the jury of 16 creditable international festivals including: Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan,…).

Emiliano Ponzi

Emiliano Ponzi is an illustrator and author based in Milan. His clients include The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, Louis Vuitton, Moma NY, Cartier, Der Spiegel, Penguin Books, Hyundai, Esquire, Armani, Bulgari, Gucci, Martini, La Repubblica, Feltrinelli, Lavazza, TIM, Pirelli, Ferrari and the Triennale Design Museum. Honors include: the Young Guns Award and the coveted Gold Cube from The Art Directors Club of New York., multiple medals of honor (gold and silver) from the Society of Illustrators New York.

Quentin Monge

Quentin Monge grew up on a beach in south of France, where he started out drawing simple silhouettes in the sand. After travelling and working in Australia, UK and Paris he decided to go back to Saint Tropez. His childhood under the sun of the french riviera keeps haunting his work.
When he’s not creating beautiful digital illustrations for editorial and advertising clients, he’s usually painting, cutting paper and eating blue cheese.
 

Ray Oranges

Ray Oranges was born in Calabria but lives and works in his studio in beautiful Florence.
There is something special about Ray’s artwork: he has the ability tell a whole story with just a few well chosen details. The absence of cluttering matter, enhanced by the mastery use of long shadows and bursts of light creates an emotional response in the viewer.
After his first public campaign for the New York lottery, winning the “Silver Lion” in Cannes in the Press section, he began a collaboration with clients such as Coca-Cola, Il Sole 24 Ore, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, HSBC and many others. Colors and shadows intersect with absolute precision in the Ray’s illustration: at first glance they are pure geometry, then from the abstract lines emerge scale, towers or a profile of a woman.
”I love clean cuts, drastic shades, defined lines”.

Lorraine Sorlet

Lorraine Sorlet is a french illustrator. Her work capture love in weightlessness, those moments when silence speaks to the sweetness of two bodies. After graduating from the Gobelins, she joined the Oddfellows studio in San Francisco. A year later, she returned to her first passions: drawing and Paris.

Mark Conlan

Mark Conlan is a multi disciplined Illustrator from Dublin, Ireland. He is currently working and living in Melbourne.
He develops conceptual based illustration for products, editorial, publishing, advertising campaigns and one off commissions for clients all around the world.
His style focuses on a strong use of character and composition empowered by whimsical and emotional situations. Incorporating rich and vibrant colour palettes, his aim is to produce atmospheric imagery that surpasses the brief. You will often see little happy characters or an array of plants and foliage making an appearance throughout his work.