Title: Graphic Design in the White Cube
Brief: Design a poster announcing a graphic design exhibition during the International Biennale of Graphic Design in Brno. The collection of posters (from 19 authors) will form the exhibition. The poster has to work on two levels: first as an exhibit in the show, secondly copies of the posters will be spread around the city of Brno, announcing the exhibition.

Poster will be in two languages: Czech and English, and has to be presented in PORTRAIT dimension.

The poster has to include two logos: Moravska Galerie, Bienale Brno. The logos should be placed according to the design manual (available in Czech only)

Text of the poster: Download the text that needs to appear on the poster. Please mind the Czech diacritics, and use the fonts which support them.

What needs to be delivered: PDF file of the poster, with sufficient resolution of the images for the large printing. Besides the poster, all sketches made during the process will be also exhibited, please deliver them as well, either as originals or scanned copies. They will be presented in their real sizes next to the posters. It is important that all sketches are there, even those which you consider failures, as they shoudl document the entire process of creation.

Files bellow 16Mb can be emailed to Peter, otherwise to be uploaded on the FTP server.

Printing: 2 copies, digital print
1000mm (width) x 1414mm (height); (1 x 1.41m) PORTRAIT

Context: The International Biennale of Graphic Design in Brno, founded in 1963, is held every other year in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, The main organizers are the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Moravian Gallery in Brno, in the buildings of which the Biennale takes place. The Ministry gives a largest chunk of the money for the event, followed by some sponsor's contributions. It is one of the largest events of its kind, the volume of submissions for the competition part of the Biennale is usually about 5,000 works by several hundred designers, from virtually every continent. From these, items for exhibition are chosen by the selection committee. All of the accepted designs are displayed and the International Jury then awards the Grand prix, prize for the best work in each category, as well as other prizes. The main exhibition is accompanied by a number of associated events - this year, one of them being "Graphic design in the white cube" curated by Peter Bilak. As this small exhibition is very self-conscious about presenting imported graphic design to local public, the poster that you make should somehow reflect on the event itself.

Deadline: 12 April, 2006
Design fee: 8000 - Kc (cca 300 euro)

© 2006