World Graphic Design Day 2018, Iran

On 27th April was the official opening of an International Invitational Poster Exhibition on the World Graphic Design Day 2018 in Iran. It was an honour to be invited alongside many iconic designers such as Milton Glaser (USA), Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Andrew Lewis (Canada), Finn Nygaard (Denmark), Michal Batory (France) and many more.

A huge thanks to Hossein Mohammadi Vahidi for the kind invitation.

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Retroavangarda Gallery – Opening

Last week was the official opening of the Retroavangarda Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.

During the ceremony 20 posters were exhibited from many famous designers from all around the world such as Stephan Bundi, Mono Grinbaum, HOMEWORK, Slobodan Štetić, Mieczysław Wasilewski, and my fellow Ecuadorian Mario Fuentes.

I was honoured that my poster ‘White Tiger Melts’ (created 10 years ago) was part of this special exhibition.

A huge thanks to Anna Kłos for the kind invitation and the best of luck with the future of the gallery.

Photos by Mariusz Syperek

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Poster for Tomorrow 2017 – Pablo Machado

During the month of December 2017 I received the great news that my student Pablo Machado (UTE Diseño Gráfico) was selected for the 2017 edition of the international social poster project Poster For Tomorrow

Myself and the university are very proud of you Pablo.

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News Release (Spanish) on the official website of the UTE.
https://www.ute.edu.ec/posters-de-la-ute-entre-los-100-mejores-en-concurso-internacional-de-diseno-grafico/

REVIEW: Poster Power! Great Posters and How to Make Them

‘Poster Power! Great Posters and How to Make Them’ is a new book by designer and illustrator Teresa Sdralevich published by Cicada Books that is the perfect book for anyone interested in the poster medium. Whether you are a student or a professional ‘Poster Power! Great Posters and How to Make Them’ offers many simple yet intelligent exercises that get you thinking visually and differently. These exercises are the secret to this book because it gets you to become an active participant in numerous activities that become a workshop.

From the beginning Teresa gets you creating posters which gives you a step by step process of how to make a great poster. The poster is such a wide form of visual communication and the book does a wonderful job by showcasing many important areas such as typography, composition, colour, framing, symbolism and many more. Humour is also a very important aspect which portrays the message that the author would like you to play and enjoy the poster creation process (from the initial steps of brain-storming to the final poster).

The book features many iconic posters from some of the best graphic designers from around the world such as Saul Bass (USA), Lex Drewinski (Poland, Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Milton Glaser (USA) and many more that is hugely inspirational while also explaining why these posters function in relation to various styles and concepts.

Finally at the end of the book it provides some fantastic material called the ‘Poster Power Kit’ which includes lettering, icons and illustrations that can be cut out and used to help you get started with your own poster master-piece.

About the author:

Teresa Sdralevich is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work mainly addresses social, political and cultural topics. She regularly leads workshops across Europe: notably at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Academy of Fine Arts of Sarajevo, Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna.

‘Poster Power! Great Posters and How to Make Them’ is available now to purchase on Amazon.

Review by Christopher Scott
Co-Founder
Poster Poster

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Collaboration with Niklaus Troxler

It was an honor to collaborate with the design icon Niklaus Troxler for the Worldwide Graphic Designers – Cultural Heritage Poster Exhibition.

The project gathered 105 designers from 30 different countries. The remarkable result of their collaborations were 69 posters, dedicated to the cultural heritage of their countries. The aim of WGD was once again successful: People with a different origin, language, culture or gender, were inspired and created without physical contact, taking advantage of the opportunity that is given to them by modern technology.

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DESIGNerd

Honoured to talk about ‘How to visually respond to a social issue’ on DESIGNerd.

DESIGNerd is a community of like-minded design enthusiasts which has featured iconic designers such as Milton Glaser, Jessica Walsh, Peter Saville, Debbie Millman, Michael Bierut and many more.

Thanks to Kevin Finn for the kind feature.

View the full interview here.