100 Best Posters 18



Kornschütte, Kornmarkt 3




28.9.18 / 2.15pm

The exhibition 100 Best Posters shows the most exciting posters from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The winners have been selected from a competition and represent the creative exploration of the poster as a medium and the versatile work of the graphic design scene from German-speaking countries.

The competition 100 Best Posters of the Year was launched in the 1960s. The aim was – and still is – to present and promote posters from German-speaking countries. Entries may be submitted from all areas; commissioned works, student projects, product advertisements, cultural posters or political and socially critical designs. The winning posters are presented – without ranking – in a travelling exhibition and a yearbook.

The one hundred best entries are selected by a jury of renowned graphic designers and poster theorists. This year's jury consisted of Anna Haas (Zurich), Anette Lenz (Paris), Astrid Seme (Vienna), Johanna Siebein (Berlin) and Andrea Tinnes (Berlin). 

From 2353 submissions by 646 designers, the jury received 695 posters from 251 submitters – including 129 from Switzerland, 105 from Germany and 17 from Austria – after an online pre-selection. This year, the one hundred award-winning posters and poster series are divided by category into 83 commissioned works, 13 student projects and four personal commissions and were submitted by 42 German, 54 Swiss and four Austrian designers.

The competition and the touring exhibition have established themselves as a well-known institution and are appreciated by designers and studios as well as by students and advertising agencies.

The 100 winning posters can be found here.

Weltformat App

Animated versions of 19 posters are available, which can be accessed via the Weltformat app. They are marked with an app icon. The Weltformat app can be downloaded here! The updated version of the Weltformat App will be availbale form the beginning of September.

Users with an android phone can see the moving posters using the app Artivive.


Anna Haas (Zurich), Anette Lenz (Paris), Astrid Seme (Vienna), Johanna Siebein (Berlin) and Andrea Tinnes (Berlin


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