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100 best posters 18—Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Author: Julia Kahl

From June 14 to July 7, 2019, the exhibition 100 Best Posters 18 will take place in the special exhibition hall of the Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin. Opening: 13th June 2019, 19:30!

646 submitters participated in the competition with a total of 2,353 posters. The jury with Prof. Anette Lenz (F Paris, chair), Anna Haas (CH Zurich), Astrid Seme (A Vienna), Johanna Siebein and Prof. Andrea Tinnes (both D Berlin) made an online pre-selection. The final jury session included 695 posters (294 individual posters and 117 series) of 251 submitters (105 of them from Germany, 129 from Switzerland and 17 from Austria).

By country, the prize-winning 100 posters are divided into 42 × Germany, 54 × Switzerland and 4 × Austria—in categories A (commissioned work): 83, B (own assignments): 4 and C (student project assignments): 13. You can see all winning posters online.

Exhibition tour and yearbook
After the inaugural exhibition with the publication of all posters in the new yearbook, which will be published by Verlag Kettler, D Dortmund, the 100 best posters will subsequently be displayed in D-Essen, CH-La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH-St.Gallen, CH-Lucerne, D-Karlsruhe, CH-Lausanne, A-Vienna and CH-Zurich (more places in preparation).

Animated posters
With the support of the Artivive App, available for iOS and Android, exhibition visitors can activate animated versions as moving posters for some of winning designs, as by focusing the corresponding illustrations in the yearbook.

General information on the competition and the comprehensive online archive of all posters since 2001 can be accessed at 100-beste-plakate.de