A group of South African designers launched a celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 95th birthday by selecting 95 exceptional posters from around the world that honor his lifelong contribution to humanity. An independent team of volunteers, known as the Mandela Poster Project Collective, curated the set from 700 posters submitted by designers in more than 70 countries. More Photos >>
Posters by Gyula Gefin (Canada) and Carlos Andrade (Venezuela)
Year 2012 was the year of the 120th anniversary of the great avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko.
To celebrate this event Russian Academy of Graphic Design together with Moscow biennale of Graphic Design “Golden bee” (member of Icograda) launched a commemorative action “Rodchenko 120”. This landmark undertaking was conducted in a form of poster exhibitions with an aim of exploring the influence of Russian avant-garde on the world of art. The exhibits were held all throughout 2012 in cities and towns all over the globe. Chicago, Mexico, Indianapolis, Paris, Puebla, Taipei, Moscow, Tehran are just to name a few.
Rodchenko 120 Poster Campaign, Moskow
Alexander Rodchenko was one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the russian revolution. He worked as a painter and graphic designer before turning to photomontage and photography. his photography was socially engaged, formally innovative, and opposed to a painterly aesthetic. Much of the work of 20th century graphic designers is a direct result of Rodchenko’s earlier work in the field. his influence has been pervasive enough that it would be nearly impossible to single out all of the designers whose work he has influenced. For artists of the Russian revolution, Rodchenko’s radical action was full of utopian possibility. It marked the end of easel painting – perhaps even the end of art – along with the end of bourgeois norms and practices. it cleared the way for the beginning of a new russian life, a new mode of production, a new culture.
Rodchenko 120 exhibit consists of posters created by today’s leading Russian graphic designers, among whom are:
Eric Belousov / Vladimir Chaika / Alexander Faldin / Yuri Gulitov / Igor Gurovich / Eugeny Dobrovinsky / Erken Kagarov / Dmitry Kavko / Elena Kitaeva / Alexander lavrentyev-Rodchenko / Andrey Logvin / Dmitry Rekin / Tagir Safaev / Andrey Shelutto / Yuri Surkov / Protey Temen / Boris Trofimov / Dmitry Zakharov
Idea&Curator: Serge Serov
Curator in the US: Olga Severina
March, 2012 | San Jose, California | Curator: Olga Severina
Presenting selected posters from the collection of International Eco-Poster exhibitions The 4th Block.
Today we are all talking about the environment. To be eco-friendly nowadays is as trendy as it was chic to drive down the street in a hotrod only a few years ago. Things changed, as they always have, but why Now and why Nature? How did it all came to be? Why do we have to be green? Maybe there is no need to be environmentally conscious? Or maybe there is more to this then just a “latest fashion”? Our exposition is trying to find answers to these questions, by analyzing the works of leading graphic designers of the day.