Every two years, Graphic Matters challenges designers to create a new poster based on a specific theme, this year’s theme is Information Superpower. The assignment was to visualise current and urgent matters by means of an infographic, data visualisation, map or manual. An assignment that doesn’t often occur in practice, which made it a challenge that can possibly lead to a whole new genre of posters. This year, over 1500 posters were submitted, from over 65 countries. Topics such as privacy, big data, climate change and human rights are well-represented among the entries. There are also posters that give insight into the personal lives of designers. Situations such as dealing with ADHD or what percentage of clothing in a wardrobe is actually worn, are visualised in a recognisable way.
The 50 winning posters come from 25 different countries, including Iran, Thailand, Italy, Russia, Poland, Mexico, Korea, France and of course The Netherlands. For the first time, moving posters were accepted too. Among the 50 winning posters, there are six moving posters. Posters that will not be printed, but shown on screens as short 10 second animations. The six winning moving posters will also be displayed during DEMO festival at Amsterdam Central Station on November 9th.
The winning posters are exhibited at the square next to the Stokvishallen at Belcrumweg. The exhibition can be visited for free. The posters will also be printed to order during Graphic Matters, limited to 10 prints per poster.
Exhibition ‘Poster Project’
Festival Graphic Matters
September 20 – October 27, 2019
Photos: Rosa Meininger (day) and Rob Lipsius (night)