15TH INTERNATIONAL LAHTI POSTER BIENNIAL 2005 WINNERS

20 June 2005
Lahti (Finland) - Lahti Poster Museum and the International Lahti Poster Biennial are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.
Lahti (Finland) - Lahti Poster Museum and the International Lahti Poster Biennial are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. The Biennial will be open to the public until 18 September, 2005.

A total of 1683 posters from 40 countries were submitted for the exhibition and the competition jury selected 243 posters to be displayed. There are two special categories this year, the series for environmental posters and for posters for pleasure.

A large number of the submitted material came form Asia, including Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. Japanese designers were the most active participants. Poland, especially young Polish designers, have also shown an active interest in the exhibition.

Prizes for the best posters of the biennial were awarded by an international jury. The members of the International Jury included Ahn Sang-soo (South Korea), Anke Feuchtenberger (Germany), Melchior Imboden (Switzerland), Finn Nygaard (Denmark) and Aimo Katajam ki (Finland).

Grand Prix
Tadanori Yokoo, / Japan
Sakura Taisen Super Kayou Show Shin Saiyu-Ki
2004, 103x73 cm

1st Prize
Jianping He, /Germany
The 75th Anniversary of China Academy of Art
2003, 119x168 cm

2nd Prize
Wolf-Dieter Pfennig, / Germany
Pfennig
2004, 92x65 cm

Pleasure Prize
rp d Daradicks, Hungary
Love
2004, 68x47

Environment, Lauri Tarasti Prize
Kazumasa Nagai, Japani / Japan
El m / Life
2003, 103x73 cm

Icograda Excellence Award
Hilppa Hyrk s, Finland
Health Examination
2004, 70x100 cm

Certificate of Honour
Pierre Bernard, Gregoire Romanet, / France
Jean Cocteau
2003, 176x120 cm

Peter Frey, / Switzerland
Aaraulaista kulttuuria ja musiikkia /Culture and Music from Aarau
2004, 128x90,5 cm

Youmin Yuan, / China
The 1st China International Poster Biennial
2003, 128x90 cm



For further information please contact:

Lahti Art Museum and Poster Museum
Vesij rvenkatu 11,
Lahti, Finland
Open M-F 10-17, S-S 11-17
Entrance: 5 EUR / 2 EUR
T. +358 3 814 4547

The exhibition is endorsed by Icograda.