Biennale Internationale de Design Graphique

Post Medium

Author: Eva Lotta Landskron

Le Signe, centre national du graphisme is organising the 2nd edition of the Biennale internationale de design graphique from 23 May to 22 September 2019 in Chaumont. Following in the footsteps of the emblematic poster festival of Chaumont, the Biennial will celebrate graphic design over four months, an opportunity for all its participants to meet up, discuss practices and topical issues thanks to a variety of events all over the city. Post Medium is the theme of this 2nd edition, a term that will be illustrated in an eponymous exhibition, addressing the processes of transformation of the discipline, and which may be interpreted in three different ways:  post-print, multi-surface or beyond the surface. The Post Medium exhibition will show works by the artists The Rodina, Dia Studio, Roosje Klap, Pauline Le Pape, Josh Schaub, Erich Brechbühl, Laura Knoops and Jonathan Castro.

The public will discover a program of events that will highlight emerging as well as established artists from the graphic design scene, with solo exhibitions of the work of Frédéric Teschner, Karl Nawrot, Camille Trimardeau and themed exhibitions such as La Fabrique de l’Affiche the most beautiful French books and the student competition. The Biennial will inaugurate the 28th International Posters Competition, a key event for graphic designers. Around a hundred posters selected among the best contemporary productions will be displayed in an exhibition that will include, for the first time in the history of the international competition, animated posters.   

Participatory workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphic creation will also be organised to help people transfer knowledge, discover, discuss and share in a friendly atmosphere. The Biennial is designed for an international audience, students and professional graphic designers, and keen neophytes alike, and aims to democratise the graphic design discipline and make it more accessible.

When?
May 23th, to September 22th, 2019
Open from Wednesday to Sunday
from 2 to 6 P.M.
7/7 upon reservation : resa@cndg.fr

Where?
Centre National du Graphisme
1 Place Émile Goguenheim
52000 Chaumont
France

Free entry to exhibitions, café and co-working space
More informations here