100 Beste Plakate 2023

The Competition Winners

Author: Greta Landmann

The winners of the 100 Beste Plakate (100 best posters) 2023 have been selected!

The prizes for the 100 posters and poster series are distributed by country as follows: 45 from Germany, 51 from Switzerland, and 4 from Austria. Among these, there are 82 commissioned works, 5 self-commissions, and 13 student project commissions. A total of 667 participants entered the competition, submitting 2,333 posters, including 1,184 individual posters and 334 series comprising 1,149 posters. The jury, comprised of Sandra Doeller from Frankfurt am Main, Isabelle Mauchle from Lucerne, Flávia Nalon from São Paulo/Hamburg, Tobias Schererbauer from Vienna, and Toan Vu-Huu from Paris, conducted an initial online pre-selection. At the final jury meeting on February 29th to March 1st, chaired by Toan Vu-Huu, 619 posters (consisting of 245 individual posters and 103 series totaling 374 posters) were presented by 219 entrants.

The opening of the launch exhibition at the Kulturforum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, will take place on June 13th, 2024. This will be followed by a tour with exhibitions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Korea and other locations. Information can be found on the website and social media channels and by subscribing to the newsletter.
The exhibition will be accompanied by the yearbook 100 Best Posters 23 in collaboration with Slanted Publishers, designed by Studio Es, with all the winning motifs.

The competition for the 100 Best Posters of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland was inaugurated in 2001 and is organized annually by 100 Beste Plakate e.V. Its primary goal is to recognize and spotlight exceptional achievements in poster design. The overarching aim is to foster artistically and conceptually ambitious posters. Entries from all genres and employing various printing techniques, produced and published within the respective year, are eligible for submission. As outlined in the competition guidelines, there are no constraints regarding content or form, resulting in a diverse representation of poster design styles within the German-speaking region. The outcomes are showcased through an exhibition tour, documented in a yearly publication, and made available for viewing in a comprehensive online archive.

Daniel Gascón Kovács/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Alessio Borando, Jasmina Zarlenga/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
gggrafik/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Dario Forlin/100 Beste Plakate e. V.

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