One Week About Graphic Matters by curator Graphic Matters
Designers from 23 countries speak out on topics they care about. With this project we offer designers worldwide the opportunity to be a part of the festival.
Every edition the competition turns out to be a great way to discover talent and to see how the trade is developing. Under the topic ‘Speak Up’ various themes come up, such as climate change, privacy, human rights and of course Donald Trump whose policy and character are grist to the mill for designers worldwide. Apart from heavy topics there are also lighthearted posters that call for understanding and solidarity. These posters won’t actually change the world, but they will inspire people to take action. Which is what the designers are doing as well.
From a record number of 2561 entries, from 91 countries the winners were selected by the jury. All 60 posters can be viewed free of charge at the festival on the lawn at ‘the Parade’, in front of the former Breda’s Museum. Limited quantities of the posters are for sale during Graphic Matters. Dutch winners are Michel Walpot, Thonik, Max Senden, Andrea Ronhaar, Nick Liefhebber and Thomas & Jurgen.
Text: Ailis O’Neill
Festival Graphic Matters Breda 2017
Chassé Kazerne, Parade 12, Breda
September 22 – October 22, 2017