100 Best Posters 20

Germany Austria Switzerland


Kornschütte, Kornmarkt 3



Opening hours

noon – 6pm

The exhibition 100 Best Posters presents 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 Xavier Erni (Geneva-Carouge), Andrea Gassner (Feldkirch), Na Kim (Seoul/Berlin), Franziska Morlok (Berlin) and Markus Weisbeck (Frankfurt on the Main/Berlin). From 1973 submissions by 600 designers, the jury reviewed 743 posters from 275 submitters – including 298 posters and 127 series – after an online pre-selection. This year, the one hundred award-winning posters and poster series are divided by category into 75 commissioned works, 17 student projects and eight personal commissions and were submitted by designers from Switzerland (50), Germany (43) and Austria (seven).

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 some of the posters are available. They can be accessed via the Weltformat App. They are marked with an app icon. The updated version of the Weltformat App will be available form the beginning of September.

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


Xavier Erni (Geneva-Carouge), Andrea Gassner (Feldkirch), Na Kim (Seoul/Berlin), Franziska Morlok (Berlin) and Markus Weisbeck (Frankfurt on the Main/Berlin)


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