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.
Germany Austria and Switzerland
Kornschütte, Kornmarkt 3
noon - 6pm
October 7th, 5:30 PM with Yvo Hählen (Jury)
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 Yvo Hählen (Balmer Hählen, Lausanne), Barbara Kotte (Kollektiv Scrollan, Berlin), Thomas Kronbichler (Studio Mut, Bozen), Wolfgang Ortner (Ortner etc., Linz), Antonia Terhedebrügge (Studio Terhedebrügge Terhedebrügge, Berlin).
From 1409 submissions by 663 designers, the jury reviewed 383 posters from 239 submitters – including 277 posters and 106 series – after an online pre-selection. This year, the one hundred award-winning posters and poster series are divided by category into 87 commissioned works, 11 student projects and 2 personal commissions and were submitted by designers from Switzerland (43), Germany (48) and Austria (9).
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.
Yvo Hählen (Balmer Hählen, Lausanne), Barbara Kotte (Kollektiv Scrollan, Berlin), Thomas Kronbichler (Studio Mut, Bozen), Wolfgang Ortner (Ortner etc., Linz), Antonia Terhedebrügge (Studio Terhedebrügge Terhedebrügge, Berlin)
With the help of the Artivive App,, posters marked with the Artivive icon can be viewed in animated form, corresponding to this year's theme.