CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL POSTER BIENNIAL MEDALISTS ANNOUNCED

01 October 2008
Chicago (United States) - The winners of the 1st Chicago International Poster Biennial have been announced. Of the 127 finalists announced in June, five posters were selected as prizewinners.
Chicago (United States) - The winners of the 1st Chicago International Poster Biennial have been announced. Of the 127 finalists announced in June, five posters were selected as prizewinners.

The selection of finalists and winning designs, displayed outdoors in the Bicentennial Plaza, part of Grant Park, are available to the public during park hours until 30 October 2008.

This outdoor exhibition aims to distinguish posters as the quintessential public art form, because they engage citizens at street level, stimulate dialogue and articulate important issues. Secondly, the exhibition aims to help the City of Chicago craft its international reputation as a proponent of international cooperation and communication, and as a strong civic advocate of design.

Winners



Gold Medal - "The SMART Prize" for best poster of 2008

Remo Caminada, Switzerland -"Frank Popp Ensemble Concert"




Silver Medalists
Left: Pazu Lee Ka Ling, China - "I am living" series
Right: Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski, USA - "Daniel Johnston Concert"




Left: "STA Prize" for excellence in typography
Farhad Fozouni, Iran - "Moshajjar Exhibition"

Right: "Osmosis Prize" for best poster with a social theme
Michal Batory, France - "Piano Folies"


The 1st Chicago International Poster Biennial is an Icograda endorsed event.



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
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W: http://chicagobiennial.org