FIRST CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL POSTER BIENNIAL ANNOUNCES FINALISTS

02 July 2008
Chicago, Illinois (United States) - The First Chicago International Poster Biennial has announced the finalists for the competition. The Exhibition will include the poster work of the final designers, listed by country or region, selected from over 1,600 total entries.
Chicago, Illinois (United States) - The First Chicago International Poster Biennial has announced the finalists for the competition. The Chicago International Poster Biennial Exhibition, open to the public from 15 September - 15 October 2008, will include the poster work of the final designers, listed by country or region, selected from over 1,600 total entries. In September, the Judges will announce the gold medal, two medals of honor, and two special medals for typographic excellence and best poster with a social theme. More designers and posters may be included in the Biennial catalogue, which will also be announced by September.

The exhibition will be held during park hours at the Daley Bicentennial Plaza, part of Grant Park on Chicago's beautiful lakefront. This exhibition, presented in partnership with Project Osmosis and the Chicago Park District, will be unique in being outdoors and open to the public, placing poster art in its natural environment.

Private Opening Event: Friday, September 26.

COMPETITION FINALISTS

Austria
Florine Kammerer

Belarus
Toreev Jouri

Brazil
Hugo Werner Freitas

China
Cheng Ruei Cai
Hong Chong Ip
Pazu Lee Ka Ling

Denmark
Finn Nygaard

Finland
Hilppa Hyrkas
Kari Piippo

France
Philippe Apeloig
Michal Batory
Pierre Bernard
Francois Caspar + Violette
Ronald Curchod
Pierre Emm Meunier
Alain Le Quernec
Annette Lenz and Vincent Perrottet
Bruno Souetre

Germany
Lex Drewinski
Detlef Fiedler, Cyan
Gotz Gramlich
Pierre Mendell
Daniel Wiesman
Hong Zhang

Hungary
Istvan Orosz

Iran
Farad Fozouni
Peyman Pourhosein
Iman Raad
Mehdi Saeedi
Iman Safaei

Japan
Takashi Akiyama
Hiroyuki Matsuishi
Shin Matsunaga
Toshiyasu Nanbu
Gaku Ohsugi and Yuriko Matsumura
U.G. Sato

Macao, China
Kuokwai Cheong

Mexico
Jorge Matias-Garnica
Jose Manuel Morelos

Netherlands
Michiel Schuurman
Edwin Volleberg

Poland
Miroslaw Adamczyk
Tomasz Boguslawski
Elzbieta Chojna
Justyna Czerniakowska
Stasys Eidrigvicius
Joanna Gorska and Jerzy Skakun
Krzysztof Iwanski
Roman Kalarus
Lech Majewski
Michal Minor
Kasia Rogowiec
Wiestan Rosocha
Franciszek Starowieyski
Waldemar Swierzy

Portugal
Liza Defossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo, R2

Russia
Igor Gurovich
Anna Naumava

South Korea
Chan-Woo Cho
Jaewon Seok
Hung Sungil

Switzerland
Eric Brechbuhl
Stephan Bundi
Remo Caminada
Domenic Geissbuhler
Melchior Imboden
Claude Kuhn
Bruno Monguzzi
Cybu Richli and Fabienne Buri
Niklaus Troxler

Taiwan
Leslie Chan Wing Kei
Jheng-Chang Chen
Lin Horng-Jer
Shih Chieh Hung
Minglung Yu
Jen Ping Wu

United Kingdom
Richard Ardagh

United States
Ben Barry, The Decoder Ring Design Concern
Jennifer Beorkrem
Michael Bierut, Pentagram
Mike Burton, Little Jacket
Emek
Christian Helms, The Decoder Ring Design Concern
Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski, Aesthetic Apparatus
Kathleen Judge
Jason Munn
Rocco Piscatello
Post Typography
Paula Scher, Pentagram
Michael Strassburger
Scott Thares and Richard Boyton, Wink




For more information, contact:

Ms. Aude Charmetant
Chicago International Poster Biennial
20 West Hubbard Street, 2W
Chicago, IL 60610 USA
T: +1 312 494 5250
F: +1 312 494 5251
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W: http://chicagobiennial.org

The First Chicago International Poster Biennial is an Icograda-endorsed event.