Vom 19. bis 23. September findet in Breda, Niederlande, das Graphic Design Festival Breda (GDFB) statt. Die Veranstaltung bietet eine tiefen Einblick in die aktuelle Welt des Grafikdesigns. Ein Großteil der Arbeiten wird hierbei verbreitet im öffentlichen Raum zu sehen sein, um den Interessierten die kommunikative Kraft der Gestaltung im Zusammenspiel mit ihrem gewohnten, täglichen visuellen Umfeld näher zu bringen und um somit ein breiteres Publikum anzusprechen.
The GDFB2012 Poster Project is almost here
Graphic Design Festival Breda is preparing for the third edition of the praised and highly successful Poster Project. For this edition 45 international designers were commissioned to exhibit in the public space of Breda. The designers are now in the process of making a poster in which they visualize their interpretation of the statement ‘greed is out, empathy is in’. The exhibition will consist of 50 unique posters and will be on display from september 19th till 23rd on the Kasteelplein in the old center of Breda (nl).
In 2008 the Poster Project caused a stir when the designers of the Rotterdam-based studio 75B, depicted the Dutch controversial right-wing politician Geert Wilders in combination with an H&M logo. Certain people voiced their offense and it went so far that lawyers were eventually involved. Talk about power of the image! Commotion struck again in 2010 when the posters proved to be so popular that are majority were stolen out of their frames by poster lovers!
This years promising selection of designers includes: ‘European design agency of the year’ Silo, the infamous street artist Erosie and upcoming talents like Magdalena Piehl (SWE) and Team Thursday. Also a selection of well established designers with international allure such as Gorilla, ME Studio, Sean Freeman (UK) and James Victore (USA).
Greed is out, empathy is in
GDFB2012 offers an insight into the role that contemporary designers have in a society that relies increasingly on visual language. With visual storytelling designers are searching for alternative ways of contesting against existing social, economical and political crises. GDFB2012 shows how social media, technology, advertising and craft influence the current design practice.
Open call voor posters
Designers that have not been selected for the Poster Project still have a chance in participating. With an ‘open call’ GDFB offers 5 exhibition spots for 5 talented designers. June 25th is the last day to send in posters. Teasers of the Poster Project will be available on the GDFB Facebook fanpage. More information about the open call is available on the website or email to via Vera Butter - firstname.lastname@example.org.
19. – 23. September 2012
MOTI - Boschstraat 22
House of Visual Culture - Reigerstraat 12
Waalse kerk - Catharinastraat 16
Mezz concerts & dance - Keizerstraat 101